Absolutely Delighted with Results! - Huntersville, NC

I was embarrassed about my "turkey neck" and sags....

I was embarrassed about my "turkey neck" and sags. I saw the ads and looked very closely at others who had had the procedure. My husband and I decided that it probably be worth the cost. We are so glad we did, we love it.

You look great!!! It has been over two yrs---2 yrs and 3 months and I still don't regret having the lifestyle. I think if u get a great Dr. like I had u will like it. Glad yours worked out.

Monday morning I woke with with my neck swollen...

Monday morning I woke with with my neck swollen and sore. I immediately blamed it on the procedure. I called Dr. Diaz during his (Christmas holiday), and he immediately responded to me. He said he would come into the office the next day to see me, but I told him I could not get there then (2 1/2 hour drive). He asked me if I thought he swelling could be coming from something else. He told me to see my primary physician and let him know if he could assist in any way. Turns out, that I had upper respiratory infection and a very infected throat. He had told me that it had been too long for the infection to be coming from the procedure. He was right. Then, it was very unexpected that Dr. Diaz called me to see how I was doing.....you don't find many doctors that take this much interest and care for their patients. In my eyes, Dr. Diaz is the best!!
You look wonderful!!!
You look terrific, Marion! Wish I were closer to your Dr. Diaz; you've sold me on just your review alone!

It has been 6 months since I had the lifestyle...

It has been 6 months since I had the lifestyle Lift. My husband and I are still
pleased with the results. A few small problems, but they are slowly diminishing.
I have posted a new picture. I still rate Dr. Diaz five stars excellent.
You look wonderful... What a great write up. You were positive and uplifting but realistic about the issues you faced. I am just 10 days into recovery and I am finding lots of good points to consider. Thanks, b
b Thanks for your gracious comments. You look very pretty in your before picture. The after is going to be terrific!! Best Wishes. Marion4115
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June 6, 2012 Experiencing numbness in my face...

June 6, 2012

Experiencing numbness in my face and neck after eight months. The nerves in my face are not the same. They have a weird feeling.I am really disappointed that I am still having problems after I thought I was doing so well. Hopefully this will also go away . I advise that anyone considering this surgery ( Lifestyle Lift) really give the consequences a lot of thought and weigh the good and the bad.
Had the Lifestyle Life and platysmaplasty procedures on October 31, 2008 at the Maitland, Florida office. Before my first follow-up appointment, face was drooping. Was told by Dr. Filiberto that the procedure should last for a lifetime, and he agreed that the procedure should be performed again and corporate headquarters approved a corrective procedure. The office manager told me that they would charge me $500.00 for the platysmaplasty. When I advised her that I had already paid $500.00 for the platysmaplasty, she then changed the addiditonal $500.00 charge to "facility fee", which I refused to pay. I wrote a letter to Dr. Frank Filiberto, Maitland, Florida Lifestyle Lift office, certified mail, requesting that he call me to discuss this. It has been 2 years, and I have not heard from him or his office. Finally got tired of trying to correspond with them and gave up, which they were counting on, I'm sure. They have no intention of correcting their mistake which costs me $4,500.00. Still have numbness on both sides of my face and a small knot behind my left ear. Please do not pay these people in cash. Had I charged for this procedure on a credit card, would have had the option to refuse payment. I'm sure there are good, honest doctors who perform successful surgeries. Unfortunate for me, I got the rotten apple!!

Now that's its been 8 months since I had the...

now that's its been 8 months since I had the lifestyle lift, I am obsolutely disgusted......My neck, ears, and both sides of my face are numb. I know I have radical nerve damage, thanks to these so called plastic surgeons....They are taking us all for a ride , stealing our money and running. I can't get in touch with my doctor, no matter what I try.

At first I was satisfied with my looks and what I was told.....but it doesn't get any better...it gets worse. Please somebody help us. I am not able to do anything, but I would try to do all I could........

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Marion4115, I kind of see what happened... evidently you were originally happy, but as time went on you became unhappy due to tingling of the face, itching, nerve damage, etc -- MUCH LIKE many other women who have posted here before. What happend to make you close your account? Please don't let anyone bully you into this. LSL has done this to many women, in-so-far as the itching, nerve damage scars and much more. I am sorry to see you go and wish you would reconsider. What ever you decide to do, please remember that every time that you warn a person against this company, you are saving them from having to suffer through what you are going through right now. DON'T LET ANYONE BULLY YOU!!! Best, Chrystal Eckes
My mom had a lifestyle lift procedure last year. She still is not 100% back to herself. She, too, experienced numbness and itching. Every procedure and patient is different. All I will say is....do you homework. Going to a certified cosmetic surgeon is the best route. Even though recovery time can take a little longer, it's better!
Charlotte Facial Plastic Surgeon

KUDOS to Dr. Diaz and his staff. I had the lifestyle lift 21/2 months ago and I am thrilled with the results. It takes time to heal, but Dr. D will see you through and explain each and every question you may have. He is very sincere and caring. His staff is wonderful giving you encouragement al the way and always so sweet ad kind. I would do it all over again. People tell me I look 15 years younger, and my husband thinks he has a younger wife and is very pleased.

2 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
2 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
2 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
1 out of 5 stars Wait times
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