Don't Believe the Hype - Ocean Springs, MS

Believe me this is not lunch break procedure. I...

Believe me this is not lunch break procedure. I had my neck done( $1400) and lower face done ($1200). I am 42 with a double chin and have always had heavy cheeks. I was hoping to achieve a more toned look

I wanted to get a lift since I recently noticed sagging and wanted to try something that's seemed discreet without any down time.

I wasn't worrying about bruising since I am mixed race and light brown skinned. The day of the procedure I was told to take a Percocet 45 minutes before the procedure and another right before the procedure.

If you ever had a tattoo you know what this feels like. It feels like you are getting a tattoo on your face. The first time she ran the wand over my face I was thinking "Oh that's nothing'' . Kind of like when you feel that tattoo needle for the first time and your thinking its not that bad. That is until they go over and over the area.
But what is a lil pain if it shrinks this double chin and heavy jowls right?

After the procedure while still in the office I noticed my face was a little red but not bad. It also seemed the Percocet kicked in on my drive home. By the time I got to the first red light I looked in the mirror and noticed these red welts on my face . It kind of looked like somebody scratched me across both my cheeks.

I made it home and laid down. I had told my boyfriend I was going to the dermatologist without any details prior to my procedure. I was thinking nobody needed to know I was having ultherapy. This was supposed to be a easy lil if not painful procedure you can get on your lunch break right?

I vomited all night from the pain medicine. The next day I went to look in the mirror and I looked like a straight up chipmunk! I had welts on my neck . I even had to go get my new ID that day so now im stuck looking like that on my ID for the next few years lol .

If I thought I had fat checks before it was nothing compared to this!
I also noticed welts down my neck. During that week I had a purple bruise by my chin and cheeks . It faded to a bluish green. I didn't know it was that bad until I was heading to work a few days later. I was afraid someone would think I was a victim of domestic abuse so I left work on my lunch break to go home and put on some cover up. I told the receptionist at work I had ultherapy since I felt I had to explain why I looked like this and she was like ya you are bruised!


I went back to my appointment for follow up in two weeks and there was no difference. I was told to come back in two months but I doubt there will be any change.

Ladies please do not think you can get this done on your lunch break and be back to work looking like nothing happened!. That is straight BS!

Last appointment

Well I went to my last appointment about two weeks ago. I see no changes accept that my chin seems to look fatter. The Dr. said that because my cheeks lifted its making the fat in my chin more prominent. Ok I paid $2600 for a fatter looking double chin go figure. He said my results were so good that I would actually be one of thier success stories.

Can you say full of S*** Since I didnt take any before photos I am posting two after photos. No change
On Call Medical Clinic

The practitioner was very friendly and nice. The procedure just does not work

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Thank you so much for this informative review. I have to agree with you a 100% . It's very painful. I was in tears when my doctor performed it on my brow area a few weeks ago. It may work for some, but unfortunately, I really don't see a difference in the brow area. I spent a $1000 that I wish I had in my account right now. I'm not sure this is for me. Unfortunately, I'm botox resistent and decided to try this as an alternative. Really no difference. Not sure I can stand the pain of going through it again to see the results will be better second time around.
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You are welcome Hoboken09. After they told me that I was a success story they then told me that for a dramatic result I should have it done again. If I did that that would be $5200! I might as well get a face lift. They said for my chin I should get lipo. Why didnt they say that before? Im just throwing money away like I got it like that lol I was desperate for a more youthful look and wanted to try it hoping for the best but it was just a rip-off
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"Lifestyle Lift" is also something you should be warned about. The commercials say it takes one hour, it takes over three. They don't put you to sleep. They inject a deadening solution into your ears and neck. They do give you a twilight pill of some kind, but you can hear them cutting through the cartilage in your ear. I will never forget that sound. They have a nice staff but once the procedure is over, they shoot you out of the clinic through a back door so the other gals won't see what you look like. The doctor wouldn't even see me the next morning for my follow up. He sent his tech instead. When I complained, he told me the doc was too busy to see the follow ups, that this was the tech's job. Also, be prepared for scars that show. Just wanted you girls to know what happened to me. Don't cut corners. If you want something like that, save the extra money to have it done the most professional way. These guys in these Lifestyle groups are just folks that can't make it in private practice.
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Wow Becky that sounds horrible! They make it sound so simple and easy! Thanks for sharing :-)
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I totally agree. One or two shots would have been fine but it seemed to never stop. Also, the scars on my earlobes are so bad, I can't wear my hair up and I'm always conscious of them when the wind blows! I like the result on my jaw line but I just wish I had gone to the best plastic surgeon instead of going to someone, who like Becky2010 said, can't make it in private practice. I will not make that mistake again! And for those who say "everyone scars differently", I have had a C-section and appendectomy and those scars are MUCH better!
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Thank you for the post. That is basically what I've been reading, the pain is intense. I don't know why they can't give you something like they do in the dentist office when he's doing gum surgery or when you get a colonoscopy that puts you right out and when you wake up, you don't remember a thing. I would consider that but no way would I subject myself to the pain. A friend who is 65 had Ultherapy and she says she can't notice any difference and it's months ago. Hope you are happy with your results.
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Chrissie unfortunately I have no results at all. I went back for my two week appointment and me and the tech who did it did not see a difference. I was told to come back in two months. If it takes 6 months for results and the results only last a year it just seems pointless. I feel like I'm going to be looking in the mirror everyday hoping for a change and fool myself into seeing it lol. This was totally not worth it
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Thank you for confirming it for me. Take close up photos in the same light with no makeup on once a month. That will help with checking yourself out each day. It will also give a something to compare. Good luck and thanks again.
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Your welcome Kimmers :-)
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Thank you for posting your honest review.  
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