LifeStyle Lift - Ontario, CA

So I have been requested to comment on the...

So I have been requested to comment on the lifestyle lift I had done last July 2011. Well it was a good experience. I would definitely do it again. However, I did not get any other opinions nor did I price the procedure. I had wanted to do something with my double chin for years and had seen many TV ads on the LifeStyle Lift. I was due back to work in early August so I schduled a consultation with an RN and also the doctor. The doctor had over 20 years experience and excellent credentials.

The procedure was not completely explained to me. I was surprised with the amount of work that was done. My ears were cut almost all the way around. I had an incision under my chin. Along with a few small incisions below my temples and the the back of my neck. My skin was pulled and removed. The neck muscle was tightened with stickes and fat was lipod out. The healing process was fast. I returned to work in 10 days but I could only eat soup for about a week. The skin is pulled very tight so you can't fully open your month for awhile. I lost about 8 lbs and have kept it off. There was some unexpected discomfort in my inner ears. I think some fluid from the procedure got in but it eventually dried up.

You really need someone to take care of you for a few days after the procedure. When I returned to work most people thought I had lost weight from my face. I have not told anyone that I had a facelift. I think it took 10 years off my face. One disappointment is that once all the swelling resolved the labial folds (lines around my mouth) returned. But most other wrinkles disappeared. I have tried fillers on those lines but that did not help either.

San Juan Capistrano Plastic Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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WOW!!!!!! I wish I would have read all these comment before I had my procedure done!!!!!! I thought I did a pretty good job speaking to people at the facility who had work done, I did research elsewhere, etc, etc! I am so dissapointed with the scarring and with the poor poor quality and lack of proffessionalism I received from the Ontario facility!!!!!! The nurse ( Betancourt), was short with her answers, difficult to understand (strong accent) and seemed bothered by my requests!!!!! I will Make CERTAIN that I post this everywhere to spare someone else the pain and suffering I endured !!!!!!!!
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sorry it did not work out. so i am guessing u had it done? i just had mine done by dr. otoole in pasadena. u can bearly see the scars . they are not bad at all after only 1 week. i am still healing and feeling great.

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Dear Stephanie102011, I am sorry to hear that you are yet another unhappy client of the LSL face mill. I wish that all women would take the time to go and get a 2nd opinion from a board certified facial plastic surgeon that had no affiliation with a LSL office before making a final decision. They don't tell you that some of the surgeons "moonlight and have their own practices". Who in their right mind would want to have a freelancer work on their face? Also, they are not certified by JACHO or any another medical association. Things like being in a sterile gram negative environment is not that important to them. I do hope that you find a way to recover and heal from your experience and if I may, I would like to recommend that you go and seek out another BCPS to help you through this tough time in your life. Best, Chrystal Eckes

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Alice~ u went to the Ontario office? Who was ur Doctor?
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so you came to the USA to try the LSL? and you were not happy?
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No I lived here for the last 20 years I am a citizen and married an American man. I just want something to correct my jawl lines and got the best of my 50's not looking so saggy you know, I was considering go back to do it there since my brother was a surgeon and he had plastic surgeons friends before he died. But I did not have the option of leave my job for so long I ended up with this crooks and all this mess.
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I understand.
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wow! its not suppose to be that way.

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what country are you from Carolina?
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El Salvador
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My dear friends and sisters in distress. This page has been so helpful now I am writting a letter to the Attorney General thanks to you I know I can do it and She is investigating this company and their fraudulent ways. I hoppe in the end we will get a form of compensation for our ordeal and suffering. I am planning to go by the end of the year to see a good doctor in my country who can correct this procedure and for a fraction of the cost. I should did that at the begining but I did not want to take a month off my job. and guess what I did end up taking it because I was so bruised I could not show up. To the lady that is a bartender and is please with the results let me tell you you are an EXEPTION not a rule! please do not encurage people to get this mess you gonna get being hate and probably beaten up when they get a bad result. And with all due respect if you are happy with the results of this fraud it can be the results of 3 things: 1 you did not need a lot of fixing 2) you need new glasses or 3) you had bein taking sips from your patrons beberages.
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I can tell you that after 7 years the ugly brown ( blood pooling) stains are getting worse.......
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I am so sorry for the pain you are experiancing tanyarenee ...
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Ladies it is only getting worse! After 5 months My bumps on my neck do not go away, I am having a bad case of the flu and guess what? every time I cough or try to get rid of the flemn it hurts like hell all the cells in my face hurt. It is horrible.
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Its been 5 weeks and I cant even yawn. The pain and bumps are gettn worse. I cant imagine having this still going on 5 months from now..I cant believe this!
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Girl now I saw your pictures i remember seeing you at the office you were in a black suit I was wondering why did you need this you did not look bad at all. You can e-mail me at carolina.aselin@yahoo.com. When I did go back to complain you know what I got a couple of pictures and the doctor and staff laughing at me. I asked for a pain medication and he told me to take anything over the counter because the pain medicine was addictive. Like they care after cutting us us just for the love of money. But I will not rest trying to get my invest back 6.650 usd is too much to paid for a couple of pictures and a lifetime of scaring and suffering.
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Funny..the same thing happened to me. They didnt want to give me anything for pain a week after my procedure. I had to get medication from the doctor that did my 2nd opionion, he couldn't believe that they were even questioning giving it to me. I am in pain 24 hours a day and I average about 3 hours of sleep at night because of the pain
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You know if we women stick togather they will never hurt or injure another women like they did us. The fact of the matter is we are very powerful togather even if we save one women from the harm they did to us we have served a purpose here on this site.
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It is my hope that by telling my story on here that somebody may see it and decide not to have this procedure performed. It is too late now for me but if I can spare somebody else the pain and the scares that I have endured I will feel alot better.
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Carolina Los, pls email me tm*****.com If it is ok I would like to talk to u about this more. Thank u ;)

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I tried to twice but the computer could not deliver the e-mail or gave me a page error.
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Yes..when I started finding these negative comments and horrible stories I brought it to the attention on the consultant that scheduled my procedure. He told me that I couldn't believe anything that I read on the internet and that it is just a smear campaign..Funny though, if the internet doesnt hold much weight then why were they paying there employees to fake testimonials on the internet? Then those would be the case wouldn't it?? How could so many people be wrong? We all seem to have the same story.. Really makes u wonder right....
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I wonder what the consultant would say to the scars that so many women wound up with; or the total lack of post op care that many women experienced. or simply the total lack of results that many women paid for. I paid for a bunch of scars and brown stains on my neck ----
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