I had a LifeStyle Lift about 4 years ago. I should have had my head examined. I went for the consultation and the first thing I noticed was that anyone who had surgery went out another door to try to prevent anyone there for a consult from seeing them. I should have picked up on that. Anyway excited about getting my Lifestyle Lift and concerned about several medications for High Blood Pressure I take I stayed for the consult. The doctor was not at all concerned about the HBP meds at all. Kept brushing it off. NEVER EVEN asking in detail what I took or anything to make a knowledgeable decision as to whether the procedure was right for me. All I kept hearing was you'll be fine. Again I should have had my head examined. Just going to the dentist sends me into severe palpatations, that are frightful at times. BUT NOTHING compared to what I went through having my LifeStyle Lift done. I went a few weeks after the consult, early in the morning. They got started late, and seemed very rushed. Then they started with the shots in my face. Within a few minutes I felt like I was going to explode. My heart was racing and I felt horrible, the doctor kept saying this will pass. Well it did not, it lasted for hours and I then began to vomit. I was so scared. They put me in another room, evidently I was taking up valuable chair space. I was ill for several hours. Actually into the early evening. I had planned on staying overnight and at least that was smart. I actually saw the doctor once or twice during that whole time. Some technician would come in every half hour or so to check. When I finally began to calm down the doctor said well we better get going on her. I felt that I had probably already gone through the worst part so I was determined to stay. Did I say that I should have had my head examined? The doctor started to cut, I immediately became ill hearing a gross cutting/tearing sound of my facial skin. Oh crap I am in deep now. I kept praying that it would go quickly, when actually that was probably not a good idea for a favorable outcome. I was kind of groggy and heard the doctor say sometimg about getting done as quick as possible as the numbing medication would no doubt be wearing off soon. I did feel some of the incisions. All in all it was the WORST THING I EVER DID. What was I thinking, I think if someone shot me I may have felt better. I have scaring behind my ears and into my hair line, luckily that don't show much, but if my hair falls back you can see them and they are UGLY. I have wierd tightness on the sides of my face. I don't look years younger as the models do that they show on TV. Just that something is different heppened for my nearly $4000.00 dollars. I was sent by cab to my room with some girl technician to spend the night with me. They told me I would have to pay her. I spent a horrible night, black and blue from the top of my head into my chest. OMG. I couldn't wait to go home.
The next morning I had to go back to the office for a check up. Oh yeah every thing looks wonderful. That's if you like Frankenstein. And sent me on my way. Truthfully I should have never driven home. I was in no shape to do that. I had a three hour ride and had to pull over many times for breaks and to try to clear my head. I somehow got home safely. I was so incredibly brused I tried to call the doctor several times. Always to busy to talk to me. A technician would passify me. A week later I had another doctor remove my sutures. As I did not want to go back to the butcher shop again. I was done. It took many many weeks to heal. I can't believe I lived through that. PLEASE DON'T DO IT, IT'S NOT WORTH IT.
You want a lift go to a reputable physician. If you can't afford that, then save your money and go on a vacation.