Are you satisfied with your Lifestyle Lift?

  • Yvonne9
  • California
  • 4 years ago

8 weeks later there is little difference in my neck line - Doctor said he can't do anything else for me because that is how my neck is shaped though at frist meeting, said I was a good candidate and woould see major improvement - I am so disappointed in the money I wasted for nothing.....

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I had my neck, face and lower eyes done one month ago today (Jan 27, 2013). It was a journey. My eyes were black and I was very swollen, numb and sore. The swelling and numbness are taking time to go away...The doctor told me it could take 3 months for all swelling to go completely away. Yesterday I put makeup on for the first time (other than to cover the bruising under my eyes) and was told by friends how great I looked. The bags under my eyes..gone. Jowls gone and turkey neck gone. Will it remain this way? Only time will tell. I did read reviews that all of the sagging returned...I certainly hope not. I think the thing that bothered me most is that you are taken to a back room in an office building, laid down on a chair resembling a dentist chair fully dressed and then numbed up and cut open. This is NOT a steril enviroment...it is NOT and operating room. It kind of made me feel like a back room illegal chop shop. My clothes were full of blood which made me feel worse. I did check up on the doctor that performed the procedure and he is a licensed Plastic Surgeon. Did he do a good job. For the most part yes. I am a bit unhappy with the surgery he did with my left eye. The cut was much longer and therefore the scar longer and it pulls more. BUT my eyes do look wonderful without the bags. I have been told I look wonderful. I look at myself and I like what I see. This whole procedure is NOT for the faint of heart and I strongly suggest that you check out the doctor PRIOR to letting him or her cut your face open. MAKE SURE they are board certified plastic surgeons and have practices of their own. I will come back here after a few more months and let you know how I feel and look. Let's hope I look even better than I do now.
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I have just completed the face lift surgery the 26th of dec 2012 at Little Falls. Dr Hamawy was my surgeon. First off, i lost close to 55 lbs in 1 yr and the skin was hanging under my chin, and my jowels were full. I am 60 yrs old. There was enough skin under my chin to clip on 3 clothspins :). Anyway, the surgery is not for the faint hearted. They did warn me of bruising and tightness after this surgery. This was not a simple cut get get up and leave procedure. They did put you in lala land with the Valium and other sedatives, and you are basically awake during this procedure. It was not as I expected, but today is Jan 4th and I am healing quite well. everyone is different. Dr hamawy knows exactly what he is doing. I had alot of skin removed from both sides of the face. The cuts go from my hairline down along the front of my ear contour around my ear lob and up the back of the ear.. big cutiing, left and right sides of my face.He also cut under my chin, tightened the muscle under my neck..I am just telling the audience that this was not a simple cut. I am not complaining at all. The staff was very friendly and knew the drill. I was very bruised after this procedure and still today have black n blue bruising, however it is going away daily. If you follow their directions, take the antibiotics and vitamins you will come out well. It took me 5 days before I had enough backbone to go out in public, very bruised. There was no real pain to this, swelling and bruising only. I give a 5 star to the surgeons at Little falls, read their bios, both double board certified and they have their own private practices. I read sooo much bad news about LifeStyleLift from all over the country and I feel bad for the folks that were not happy or going through legal avenues. I truly believe you need to know the surgeon, read his credentials, and have feedback from customers of those Drs. My neck is smooth, tight, all loose (turkeyneck), skin is gone, jowels are gone, skin is lifted ... I'm healing.. I month more and the swelling should be all gone, you really cant see where he cut, that fine! The guys an artist ! So, thats my experience with LifestyleLift.. I will look 10-15 yrs younger when all is healed.. am I happy with the procedure ? ... YES... good luck..
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2trusting: Oct will be two years for me. I still hurt and I know it has to do with the nerves by the ears and chin. Were you able to do anything about the nerve damage? I don't know where to go from here. The pain is awful
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I'm sorry to say I still have numbness behind the ears and just in front of my ears where the other inscisions were made. Under my chin is still numb and I have lumps that I guess is scar tissue. No I haven't done anything about it. I wouldn't go to another doctor again. I will live with this as a reminder that I was sucked into believing that getting older was something to be ashamed of.
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Victim, the only option that you have at his point is to go and seek out another Surgeon to redo what has been done to you. 2trusting has not had her procedure redone as of yet. The only way I know of to relieve the pain for me was to have the surgery REDONE and on my dime! I had real reservations about that also after what I had just been through with a LSL. I did not want to subject myself to anything like another LSL. I wanted a Doctor that I could trust and I certainly did not want to be awake during a surgery like that again! I went through 3 doctors before I found one I thought that had the skill and compassion to redo my face. I had the redo and I am not kidding, I immediately felt relief with the pain behind my ears. Before that I had problems wearing my glasses for any length of time; earrings too. Some women who paid with carecredit has had some luck with complaining to the company and getting a refund like that. You will need all of your medical records, complaints to LSL, letters written, etc. that you can show and it probably would not hurt to get a 2nd doctors opinion to go with that confirming the damage done to you and what it will cost to repair. I hope anyone reading this will consider getting a 2nd opinion before having any kind of facial surgery (aka rejuvenation). Have you filed a complaint to the AG in Florida? You can do that online. I hope this helps a little and I do hope that you find some relief and help for yourself. Best, Chrystal Eckes.
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Dianna.99, please write your bio and tell your story so that other women can know what has happened to you. Best, Chrystal
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Dianna and Chrystal: Thank you both for your words of wisdom! However, Chrystal, I am with Dianna I think!, on the fact that I just have to admit I was suckered into thing getting older is a bad thing, but to redo? I just don't think I could do that again, even though, the next time with a real doctor, would be much different I am sure. Thanks again, girls
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Dear Victim, You are not alone. I had to have mine redone, and you are right, it was nothing like a LSL. It took me a while to find the right doctor and he was excellent an repairing what had been done to me. Although, I wish I had KNOWN that the adverting that LSL uses belies and underplays the extent of the "SURGERY", I also wish I had gotten a 2nd opinion. before I had it done. Of course when I had it done, there was nothing bad on the interent at all about the LSL. Of course I did check out the Dr. and he had nothing bad listed on him, but today, there is plenty of information about the company and ANYONE considering this Surgery (it is not a procedure) should take the time to get a 2nd opinion. Just because you cannot find nothing bad about the doctor, does not mean that the lift will work nor be long lasting. I do hope that you will seek out help in getting a revision. I wish you the best, Chrystal.

PS: PLEASE WRITE A REVIEW ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE!
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What state did you have it done in - I'm in Calif. How are you feeling now and is there an improvement? I'm sorta considering it but with so many negative reviews I'm close to changing my mind. Thanks.
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I went to a dr in dc area double-board certified got great consult but he wanted a large sum to do mac lift, then went to reston consult with double board certified surgeon who explained the same surgery for half the money -I'm afraid to get a bad face job but I really want this and I don't want to make choice based on cost -a dr. can charge big money but how's his work, ethics, and just trusting is hard but I can't decide I have been researching for 2 yrs now it's time -I know this when Lifestyle lift first came out the results scared me and were shocking ,now theres this dr. with an uptown office who also works at lifestyle lift so it's a hard decision then there is another dr that does basically the same surgery but my first meeting was not good but I hear so much good stuff about his work-confused and don't know how to choose-any knowledge would be greatly appreciated!
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grzzi, I also had a dr. who had his own private practice and worked for a LSL office. I had a terrible experience! And wound up having to pay out of pocket to have my eyes and ears redone due to pixie ears and one eye was cut differently than the other one with a fat bag hanging down over one eye. If I were you, don't waste your money by having to have it done twice. You only have one face! Best, Chrystal
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I learned the hard way, Corporate Medical Plastic Surgery is not the way to go as far as I and a lot of others are concerned. I'd watch out, after all I and 1,000's of others have been through, it's pretty much a crap shoot. Maybe it works for 5% of certain people. Dr.'s have come out of the places saying they had witnessed a lot of unethical practices and MORE. You've only got one face is right and I'm one of the whatever percentage that has horrible nerve damage 2 yrs. out!
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This sounds exactly like my xperience
Went to double cert up nw doc then checked reston lsl
Who also had a uptown doc but guaranteed they dont do the same work for lsl money as they do in their offices i paid the cost and love my face and neck go with the private mac lsl is a killer and i was awake but numb and it was discomfort but not half as bad as i thought i met with him at least3 times watched a tape in reston and a lady talked to me to sell the lsl and couldn't answer questions it's been since 1/30/12 since surgery recovery is great and getting better and this os my 3rd after visit coming up on april4 go with the best and lsl is not that they have nightmare potential
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destiny, you are wrong about nobody dying after having a LSL and you didn't google it. One lady in Florida and another in the in north, both died. See the following links:
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/03/04/suit_ties_death_of_woman_to_face_lift/
second link to diffferent suit:
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/woman-dies-after-facelift-procedure/nFBnK/

These are the ones that we KNOW about. And you never hear anything about the people who undergo the surgery that almost die in the hospital. And about the research... how can you do research about LSL when so many of the sites about the company are put up by LSL themselves. Are we to trust what they tell us, buy from an informercial. Lets face it, LSL are target marketing folks in a specific age group, demographic and income bracket. Yes it is cheaper because it is done in a setting conducive to a factory line, procedure after procedure done the same on each and every person. The particular type of SMAS lift being performed was ousted by reputable surgeons in the late 60's and early 70's due to the fact that it only worked in a low percentage of patients. I do agree that every person considering a LSL SHOULD do extra research considering they only have one face! And always, no matter who you are considering for plastic surgery, get a 2nd opinion. Many private plastic surgeons also offer their own version of the lower face lift or facial rejuvenation and the prices are in line with the same pricing as LSL. Best, Chrystal Eckes
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What I see is a bunch of people that did not research...."I thought I would be asleep" I thought it would not be like regular surgery" " I thought, I thought I thought" I investigated and read and is says...LOCAL not anesthesia, it IS surgery for crying out loud..OMG they are cutting the skin of course it is surgery.
People have died after having surgery by board certified plastic surgeons too....remember Kanye West's mother?
I searched and searched and could not find any reference to anyone dying after LSL..
And EVERY surgeon will have you sign papers and they will tell you that the results you get may not be what you EXPECT...because they have no idea of your expections.
I think most of the negatives went in thinking it was going to be easy breezy, no pain, no post op problems, no post op down time....NO REALISTIC EXPECTIONS.
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I totally agree. Read and research. Everyone is different and the results will also be different. If you’re squeamish, don't do local..... go under. The needles were painful, but did not last long. It takes time to heal and you will have scars and numbness for some time. I love the results and I'm glad I had it done
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That's all well and good, but I still firmly believe if one is going to get a lift of any kind it is better to do it with a board certified plastic surgeon....period
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Destiny; if you did not have the lift, just for your own sake, go to a LSL office. Tell me if you do or do not believe them. They lie right to your face, and you so believe what they say.
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Did you have it done? If not shut up because you don't know what you are talking about.
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You are so WRONG I did my research I asked all the questions until I bother the doctors. They assure you a 95% of satisfaction even the brochure said that you wiill get a 25.000 dollars job for the price of 7000 with mInimal risk and discomfort. What they do not tell you is that the women i the ads went trought a real place to look that good they did not tell me about any liposuccion on my face they did not tell me the sutures gonna b3e so cheap and I will end up with a piece of skin out of place and most of all you getting this lystyle lift crap to look younger not older. I told the doctor my expctations and did not wanted anything else but the skin around my lips to be tighten and my neck also so why I ended up with this whole mess perhaps they performing this under the influence who knows.
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I guess it's different for everyone, but for me, a great success. Lifestyle Lift made it affordable and I love the results. I went to Troy MS and I'm pleased with the attention I received. It is not for the faint of heart and you do have discomfort....it is surgery after all. My face was numbed with a needle...that was the worst part. I did hear and smell everything but it did not bother me...(I'm good in a dentist chair too) As far as I'm concerned, they did what they said they would. I'm thrilled with how I look. (I'm 64 and look like I'm a young 50)
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Well said
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I am researching everything I can on Lifestyle Lift. Thanks, Dustymite
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Dianna Not to my knowledge
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I just posted my response and have one question. Basically lifestyle lift company lies, period. Has anyone successfully sued them?
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