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How Long Does Life Style Lift Last?

How long will life style lift last

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Longevity of Lifestyle lifts

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Please go to the section on the RealSelf site where cosmetic surgeries are reviewed by actual patients who have had them.  You will see that there are MANY unhappy patients who have  had LS lifts and a satisfaction rating that at one point was as low as 38%.  On the other hand, real patients who had real facelifts by real plastic surgeons (most LS Drs are not plastic surgeons) had a >90% satisfaction.  You decide, but why not let their experiences tell you something about the way you might want to go.  Good luck, make good choices!


Seattle Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

How Long Does Life Style Lift Last?

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Agree 100% with Drs Rand & Penderville. The longevity of any face lift depends upon the patient's condition, the skill of the surgeon, if the correct operation was used for the issue. In most cases LSL lasts 2 to 5 years AT BEST. Many only last a few months. From MIAMI Dr. Darryl J. Blinski

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 64 reviews

Longevity of Lifestyle Lift: Marketing Alone Does Not Distinguish a Procedure

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First understand that Lifestyle Lift is a very well marketed procedure, which is probably why you are asking the question.  Remember that marketability and reliability are totally different.  Lifestyle Lift is a company that offers a form of a "lift' under local anesthesia, and aggressively "sells" its product. Despite claims made in the advertising, there is nothing revolutionary about this procedure from a medical/surgical standpoint.

Although it is possible to be happy with LSL, the results I have seen do not hold up for very long.  As Dr. Rand noted: read the reviews on this website and make an educated decision on what to do.  Definitely see a Facial Plastic Surgeon/ Plastic Surgeon who has no affiliation with this company to get an alternative viewpoint.  Definitely do not be pressured into putting down a deposit or allowing yourself to be booked for surgery without first seeing the surgeon.  Obviously, a sales person is not a Surgeon and has no business making medical decisions.

Stephen Prendiville, MD
Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

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Lifestyle lift longevity

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A lifestyle lift is a modification of a short scar facelift often done by doctors that are not plastic surgeons.  .  They usually do not last too long.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

How long does lifestyle lift last

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The longevity of lifrstyle lift is variable on  each patient. On a patient where the operation is more appropriate there will be a longer last than one who has  the wrong type operation for their concerns. The scars last forever.

Richard Ellenbogen, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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How long do Mini- Facelifts Last

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 The longevity of any face lift depends upon the patient's age, amount of skin elasticity, whether they smoke, heredity, the skill of the surgeon and a lot of other factors. 

I cannot over emphasize the skill and experience of the surgeon rather than the name of the procedure such as LifeStyle Lift, S-Lift, LiteLift, MACS, etc, etc.as being one of the best determinants of how long a procedure will last.

That being said the analogy I like using is; turning back the hands of time with a procedure. It would be nice if the clock stopped but it keeps on ticking. An experienced surgeon will turn back your appearance in a natural manner a bit more than others and allow the clock perhaps to tick a bit slower.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

What is the longevity of a lifestyle lift?

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The lifestyle lift is a trademarked marketing term for a corporation that mass markets cosmetic surgery. The business model is predicated on a very high volume of procedures at a very low price. 

The procedure is actually a lower third facelift that is performed by plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons who are employees of the company. The lift is targeted towards fixing jowling and laxity in the neck which creates a turkey neck appearance. The way that this is accomplished is through what is known as an imbrication or plication technique. Each technique is a form of anchoring the SMAS (muscle layer of the face) in its more natural and youthful position.

If the procedure is performed in a technically sound fashion the patient should get 7-10 years of longevity from the procedure. The problem is that lifestyle lift is notorious for over promising and under delivering on their results. Their advertising does a poor job of preparing the patient for the surgical process and many patients are alarmed at how long the healing takes because they have not been properly counciled. 

There are many plastic and facial plastic surgeons who are experienced and qualified to perform facelift surgery. I would visit with at least three surgeons before making a decision and consider which surgeon you feel most comfortable with. Remember that it's not just the results that count but the entire experience.  Good Luck!

Todd C. Miller, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

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