My sister and I decided to look into the Lifestyle...
15 Mar 2014
8 months post
My sister and I decided to look into the Lifestyle Lift after seeing it advertised on TV. We are both in our 60's with the usual "turkey neck" issues. I went for it, my sister did not. It was rush, rush, rush in order to receive the "special going on just now." Without really knowing what was involved, even after trying to get answers out of the consultant, I had the basic lift. It did not come out well. When I went for my "glam shots" the doctor asked me if I was satisfied. I said, "Not really." Then he said, "we can fix that." This involved another procedure to remove the extra skin pockets. He tried but now I have an added "z" shaped scar under my chin, it shows, and I can live with that, but it's still bumpy. I regret having it done on an out-patient basis. If I had it to do over, I'd get a plastic surgeon who wasn't in a hurry and go into a hospital where I wouldn't feel anything or have nightmares for months afterwards. My opinion is they keep you in the dark about what the actual procedure entails - freezing with Novocain, I can't even count how many shots! Then cutting in the front and the back of your ears, then pulling, pulling, pulling. My doctor removed the muscle under my chin, which he said I didn't need, although the other surgeons do a corset stitch. If he hadn't removed that muscle, I probably would not have the bumps and pockets in that area. But it's done. If I knew it was going to come out like this, I would not have done it. If you are considering having a Lifestyle Lift, my suggestion would be to skip it and go see a plastic surgeon who can devote his whole attention to you for the short time you'll be there. It will cost a little more but if it comes out nice, it would be worth it.