Is Lifestyle Lift Safe?

We were considering Lifestyle Lift, but heard negatives about it. Is the procedure safe?

Doctor Answers 7

Lifestyle Lift has risks

Although Lifestyle Lift advertises a ' a safer procedure', there are risks when there is No Anesthesia provider in the facility. Paste the link below into your browser to view  the story of a 'Woman who Died after Lifestyle Lift in Florida'. Unfortunately, this is not the only case that has ended tragically for patients in their clinics. As with any surgery there are risks, so do your research before undergoing any surgical procedure, especially on your face.

Orlando Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Safety is based is primarily the resposibility of the surgeon

Safety does not mean satisfaction.  Like any other cosmetic procedure Lifestyle lift is safe when performed by an ethical and well trained surgeon in a safe environment on a healthy patient.  I must add that there are many controversies surrounding the lifestyle lift as a surgical procedure.

Amir Moradi, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Safety of lifetstyle lift

A lifestyle lift is a modified limited scar facelift often done by doctors that are not plastic surgeons. I would recommend a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon first to get their opinion.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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Risks of a liftestyle lift

Any surgery carries risk. Lifestyle lift is not a defined procedure. It is performed by different surgeons. You must first meet with the surgeon, if you can. Then ask the surgeon about his/her specific technique and the risks involved.

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LiteLift® Alternative to Lifestyle Lift

The Quick answer is that the Lifestyle Lift company has declared bankruptcy and out of business - i.e. It is not available anymore:

Lifestyle Lift a trademarked brand name and also is a chain of facial cosmetic clinics with headquarters in Troy, Michigan.
As advertised, the LIFESTYLE LIFT is a minimally invasive, short scar lower face lift performed under local anesthesia and yes it involves cutting and sutures. The reason no one will tell you is probably because as far as I can tell there is no one specific technique, or even a published description of why this differs from other short scar techniques. It is performed by Facial Plastic Surgeons, Head and Neck Surgeons, and Plastic Surgeons.

The LiteLift® however is a great and safe alternative and has been around for a similar time period. It is only performed by board certified plastic surgeons. It is a short scar modified facelift offering in office local anesthesia and oral sedation as well as other methods of anesthesia.See the below link for more information

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Is lifestyle lift saf

Generally it is but the facilities in general are not accredited and no anesthesiologist is present for your safety and complete monitoring. I'd prefer an experienced Plastic Surgeon if I were you who has guidelines for safety set up by the state and federal goverment...See my video.

Richard Ellenbogen, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Is a lifestyle lift safe

The lifestyle lift is a lower third facelift that is performed under local anesthetic. The fact that the procedure is done under local anesthetic limits many of the risks of general anesthsia. The procedure itself does not involve treacherous dissection around vital organs so an experienced and qualified surgeon should not have any issues with damage to vital structures.

The most important factor determining the safety of any elective cosmetic procedure is ensuring that the patient is healthy. High blood pressure, diabetes, heat rhythm problems and other health issues can make a very straight forward surgery  like a facelift potentially dangerous. It is the job of the surgeon to ensure that you are properly screened and worked up to make sure that you minimize all of the potential risks. Well trained, experienced surgeons understand this and make certain that all of these details are addressed. I can't speak to lifestyle lifts patient care protocols.

Another safety issue is the facility itself. It is important to make sure that the staff is well trained and the patient is properly monitored throughout the procedure and that all sterilization protocols and patient care protocols are properly followed. I can't speak to LL's protocols but again, a well trained surgeon will pay attention to these details and ensure that you have a good experience with minimal risk. Good Luck!

Todd C. Miller, MD
Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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