Longevity of Lifestyle Lift
The Lifestyle Lift is not really a specific technique so much as a brand applied to doing a limited menu of Facelift procedures with local anesthesia.
The actual technique used is the individual surgeon's discretion, so the quality and longevity vary.
Durations of Scars or Duration of Results?
The majority of patients I have seen who have had Lifestyle Lift have no appreciable aesthetic result, and have noticeable scarring. As other posters have noted, mini procedures generally yield mini results.
The second issue is safety. Make sure you are having your procedure performed in an accredited facility where should you receive sedation of any kind (LSL patients frequently take oral sedatives), you are monitored, and monitored by an Anesthesiologist or CRNA. You might want to look at this link:
Lifestyle Lift - Does this facelift hold up over time?
The Lifestyle Lift is NOT a specfic type of Facelift. It is rather a very nice marketing pckage that creates interest in rejuventation of the lower facial, neck, jawline, and jowl region.
Typically one call the 800 number and speaks with a consultant who refers you to the Lifestyle doc in your region (this is a doctor who pays for the Lifestyle Lift branding and marketing only.) There is not any other qualification to become the Lifestyle Center in a given region.
The doctor then performs a treatment... the treatment is some type of surgery, but is not defined specifically. This means that from one Lifestyle center to the next, you will have very different procedures performed. Overall, I think that as a patient you must ask to speak with other patients, ask about specific techniques performed (that is SMAS versus skin only) and Board Certification as related to facelifting credentials.
Duration of mini facelifts
The LS lift is a heavily marketed mini lift usually done by non-plastic surgeons. The results can last as little as one week in some patient reviews. The average minilifts don't last much time though. A real facelift is much better.
Face Lift Result Duration
Face lift result duration is determined by several factors, but usually ranges from months to years. The exact face lift type, skin quality, genetics, sun exposure, smoking, and co-existing medical conditions are some factors that may contribute to appearance. Keep in mind that one cannot stop the natural aging process, and repeat cosmetic treatments or plastic surgery may be requested to maintain desired cosmetic results.
Lifestyle lift is a brand name for a limited scar lift that may or may not uncorporate a imbrication or plication of the deeper soft tissues of the face. It is usually not done by plastic surgeons and many of the people performing this procedure have taken a weekend course to train. They do not last that long. You are better off going to a board certified plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon to have a facelift.
The Lifestyle lift is one type of a mini face lift.
The longevity of mini face lifts is stated to be in the range of 2-4 years.
However, results can range anywhere from 6 months up to 10 years depending on the techniques used, the surgeon's skill and the patient's tissues.
The problem with the lifestyle lift is that different surgeons perform them in different cities and often even in the same center. Skills vary and so do the results.
Depends on surgeon's skill and procedures performed
Having performed Lifestyle Lifts for nearly two years in Northern Ohio, I became very familiar with the technque. Satisfying resullts in all aesthetiic surgery usually comes down to the procedures selected (whether it is right for you), and the skill of the surgeon who performs it.
When choosing procedures or surgeons be sure to look at before and after picutures by the surgeon you are considering (or whom is assigned to you), and not only the before and afters in an advertisement that may have not been performed by your surgeon. Ask to see about five of the results of any surgeon you are considering.
Excellent results by other surgeons who have performed the surgery (those featured in advertisements) do not guarantee you will have the same result (as is stated in most advertisements).
With regards to short flap or short scar face lifts, the result may improve some areas more than others. For example, in some patients, the jowl may return after just 6 months if it's not lifted superiorly during a mini lift. A well performed mini lift should provide improvement up to 5 years or more.
Lifestyle Lift results depend on surgeon's skill
These lifts are mini lifts, and the patients that I have seen who have had this procedure are unhappy with the results.They give only mini results since they don't involve the same extent as a regular facelift. See a good surgeon in your area who has a great deal of experience and will properly advice you to the pros and cons of both. You get what you pay for.
Duration of lifestyle lift results depend on the skill of your surgeon and the quality of your skin.
The duration of all face lift results, lifestyle lift or otherwise depend on the quality of your skin and the expertise of the surgeon and the quality of the lifting procedure that you have had. In the lifestyle lift it is the quality of the lift, not the lifestyle, which will determine the longevity of your result.
In my experience, any face lift performed by an experienced board certified plastic surgeon done on a person with good, non-sun damaged, thick skin can provide satisfactory results for 10-15 years. Very thin skinned people with sun damaged skin or smokers can need a secondary face lift in 2-3 years.
A poorly done face lift, done by an inexperienced surgeon who does not understand facial aging and aesthetics can need revision in a few months.
In my experience, mini lifts in which the underlying SMAS and Muscles of the neck have not been directly repaired through an incision under the chin, often show recurrant sagging of the neck within a few months.