Lifestyle Lift with Scars. - Phoenix, AZ

Had Lifestyle Lift done January. Pros: The...

Had Lifestyle Lift done January.

Pros: The waddle in my neck is gone.

Cons: I have lots of itching and scarring in front and back of my ear even after using Scarguard faithfully.


Dr. Gael DeRouin

I was told I wouldn't be able to see the stitches he does which is a complete lie. My are visible with raised scars 10 months later.

2 out of 5 stars Overall rating
1 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
2 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
2 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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Thanks, Britt. I just ordered ScarAway from Amazon. Feedback says it works, but you never know. Did you have this procedure, too?

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Hi Rachel,

Thanks for the update, no I'm the dermatology moderator here at RealSelf. Please let us know how the ScarAway works and how you are doing.



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Sharon, No, I'm not a makeup wearer. I just didn't go out of the house because it was embarrassing and looked like my husband had beat me up.
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Oh my 202697anon,

Has the bruising gone down, how are you doing now?


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Yes, the bruising is gone, but the scars on both the front and back of my ears are still there which makes me self-conscious.
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I at first asked if you could cover the scares with your hair, but that was before I saw your super cute short cut (which looks great). Are the scars that noticable could you do a scar removal procedure? What did your doctor say? Please keep me updated. You look so happy in your picture :)

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Britt, what is a scar removal procedure? I have never heard of anything like this except some of the products that claim to remove scars. I used ScarGuard which didn't work. I read about another one called Scar Away which I'm going to try to find when I get near a Target.

When you ask, what did my doctor say, are you talking about Dr. DeRouin? I did talk to him a couple months after the surgery and he said it will take about 6 months or so and the scars will be gone. Not.
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Hi 202697,

Here is some info on scar removal procedures. Hope it helps. :) Please keep me updated.


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Welcome to RealSelf and thanks for sharing your story.

Is the bruising all the way down on your shoulders? Ouch!

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No, it wasn't down to my shoulders just around my mouth. That picture was the tail end of the bruising which lasted about 2 months after the surgery. I've always worn my hair short, but now with all the visible scars, it's embarrassing to keep it as short as I used to. When I signed up for this, the swore to me that this doctor does such impeccable stitching and I would never even see them. Lies!!
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Wow--Two months of bruising? Were you able to cover it with makeup or anything?

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