So I have been requested to comment on the lifestyle lift I had done last July 2011. Well it was a good experience. I would definitely do it again. However, I did not get any other opinions nor did I price the procedure. I had wanted to do something with my double chin for years and had seen many TV ads on the LifeStyle Lift. I was due back to work in early August so I schduled a consultation with an RN and also the doctor. The doctor had over 20 years experience and excellent credentials.
The procedure was not completely explained to me. I was surprised with the amount of work that was done. My ears were cut almost all the way around. I had an incision under my chin. Along with a few small incisions below my temples and the the back of my neck. My skin was pulled and removed. The neck muscle was tightened with stickes and fat was lipod out. The healing process was fast. I returned to work in 10 days but I could only eat soup for about a week. The skin is pulled very tight so you can't fully open your month for awhile. I lost about 8 lbs and have kept it off. There was some unexpected discomfort in my inner ears. I think some fluid from the procedure got in but it eventually dried up.
You really need someone to take care of you for a few days after the procedure. When I returned to work most people thought I had lost weight from my face. I have not told anyone that I had a facelift. I think it took 10 years off my face. One disappointment is that once all the swelling resolved the labial folds (lines around my mouth) returned. But most other wrinkles disappeared. I have tried fillers on those lines but that did not help either.