If you read the reviews on this website as of 1/28/2010, 73% of the roughly 200 reviews on this procedure express dissatisfaction. That would be considered unacceptable in my practice, and in the hands of the majority of highly qualified surgeons who post on this website.
What makes a scar visible?
1)Too much wound tension: typically seen in a quick procedure where emphasis is placed on speed. Lifestyle Lift has priced their "product" to compete very well against Facelifts offered by Board Certified Facial Plastic surgeons or Plastic Surgeons. Since time is money, Lifestyle Lift as a company is depending on a relatively quick operative time, "about an hour". Any honest, Board Certified Facial Plastic surgeon or Plastic Surgeon surgeon will tell you that a proper Facelift will take several hours.
2) Incision Placement: the majority of Lifestyle Lift pictures posted on this website show a preauricular incision. This incision is placed in front of the tragus (shield of the ear canal) and not behind it (retrotragal: which conceals the incision much better). The problem with the preauricular incision is that it is easier to see and when combined with excessive wound tension, tends to widen and migrate forward. Why would anybody do this? It is easier to do, therefore quicker and more economical (for the company). Quick procedures typically rely on excessive skin tension, and as discussed, excessive skin tension causes poor scars.
Therefore my synopsis on Lifestyle Lift and scarring is: Why take a chance? See a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon or Plastic Surgeon who will spend the right amount of time on your procedure in order to get a result that both you and he/she will be happy with. Alternatively, you can roll the dice and get a procedure in "about an hour".