Today is Nov. 2 & I Had my LifeStyle Lift 4 1/2 Days Ago. - Tampa, FL

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My friend & I met with a consultant in The...

My friend & I met with a consultant in The Villages, Fla. where the procedure was explained & I was given the backgrounds of the doctors available. I met with the Dr. the day before my procedure. He was very comforting & I felt good about him doing the procedure. I took 1 mg. of Ativan an hour before going to their facility at 8am. When I got there (we stayed at a hotel right next door), I took another Ativan & also a Valium. I had decided to have my neck & lower face done. The Dr. suggested I also have laser derbabrasion which I agreed to after looking at my "before" photos. I knew he would cut under my chin, but didn't feel any pain. He told me he was doing a little liposuction in my chin area & altho I could hear the sucking sound, there was no pain. The Dr. talked to me during the entire procedure -- I assume to take my mind off the procedure. I didn't feel any pain when they made incisions behind & in front of my ears. When he started to do the dermabrasion, I smelled a slight burning smell, but it went away. Although I was given a prescription for Hydrocodon, I didn't need to take as many as I was told to. I went back the morning after my procedure for my dressing to be changed. I will go back on Nov. 5 to make sure all the sutures have dissolved & have after photos taken. The difference in my neck is amazing. I am very happy with the results. My face is still partially red & swollen, but I can see it is healing normally & will probably be back to normal in a few more days. I am 64 yo The area around my ears & some of my neck is still numb, but I am sure it will fade in a short amount of time. The only annoying factor is that as my face peel heals, my skin itches so I have to slather it with Vasoline, which can be a bit messy. One of the staff suggested taking Benadryl for the itching. At this point, I have no regrets. I had been thinking of getting this done for the past 3 yrs. & I am glad I finally went through with it.

Day 12 after procedure

My face still feels very dry. I think it still looks swollen so maybe I need to still use ice on it. The pinkness is kind of in splotches now. It seems to be more noticeable when I put the moisturizer on it. A day or so ago, I noticed a slight lump on the left side of my neck. It feels like it's a muscle in my neck. I will call the LSL doc office Mon. because I am out of town right now. It feels kind of "rope-like" but isn't painful. Still have slight pain around my ears. Can't wait to use my regular shampoo instead of Baby Shampoo -- my hair is so dry & hard to manage right now. Also want to color my hair but have to wait 30 days from day of procedure. More to come......
Palm Harbor Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Swerdloff has excellent credentials & he told me he has done over 2500 Lifestyle Lift procedures. He is also on the Board of Directors of Lifestyle Lift. He had a good bedside manner & I felt comfortable with him as my physician.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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