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6 Doctor Answers | Asked by Terri Truen
If you go to the "Was it worth it?" page of this website (look for the button at the bottom of this page), you will see that facelifts have an 86% approval rate and the lifestyle lift has a 40% approval rate. Now, WHAT DO YOU THINK? The problem with the lifestyle lift is that it is a marketing term and not an operation. So no one really knows what your are getting when you get one. It's done by different surgeons with different methods with different combinations of procedures....
The lifestyle lift is a marketing term that describes a lower facelift that is performed under local anesthesia. The company is interesting in that it has expanded the boundaries of mass marketing for cosmetic surgery for better or worse. I can't speak to the experience or qualifications of the surgeons. Their advertising does seem deceptive. A facelift procedure that provides lasting results takes a lot of planning with attention to detail and preparation for the healing...
It would important for any patient to investigate any surgical procedure he or she plans on undergoing. Lifestyle Lift has done a great job with marketing but there are many issues that needs to be looked at very carefully. I understand that in today's economic environment we are looking for a fast, cheap surgery that would make us look better and younger and back to work in no time. But that may be unrealistic. Please do your research.
The maxim I would use is It is not the name that makes the difference, rather, the skill, experience and years of training with a special interest in facial rejuvenation that makes all of the difference. The LifeStyle Lift is a proprietary heavily branded type of mini lift with several millions of dollars per year of marketing. In short, it is a mini-lift (focused on the lower face, and upper neck and does not require general anesthesia,...
I would highly recommend that you read Dr. Miller's excellent description, and then read it again. My Opinion: 1) A Facelift takes several hours.......period 2) Lifestyle Lift is not a revolutionary procedure, it is a company selling a procedure. The only revolution is in the marketing, sales, and operations of this company. The founder of the company, Dr. David Kent, has never published a description of his "invention" in any peer reviewed surgical journal...
A lifestyle lift is a modified limited scar facelift often done by doctors that are not plastic surgeons. I would recommend a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.