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Lifestyle Lift



Complaint Rating:  98 % with 482 votes
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Lifestyle Lift
United States
I went in for a consult 3 yrs ago. I met w/ a consultant who determined I was a good candidate for this one hour innovative new procedure, so easy, you can go back to work the next day. It was deemed a lunchtime procedure. The consultant I found out months later was not in the medical field & had no expertise to say I was a candidate. She showed me w/ her fingertips where the incisons would be, in the ear, a small incision. I didn't book that day, but went back a week later after being reassured the Dr was a Plastic Surgeon. I met w/ the DR. He also did the finger pull in front of the ear& told me it would take 7-10 yrs off your face & kast 10 yrs or more. It was a high sales pitch by the consultant, offering a nice discount if you book then w/ immediate financing at 0% for one year. No side effects, no anesthesia, no nerve damage, easy procedure, go back to work the next day. IMPOSSIBLE!!!
eI had to eat tha next 3 days thru a straw. For over 6 months (approx) I couldn't hold a phone to my ear.
They had given me a lower facelift w/o my permission. I had been cut all the way around my ears& to top that off, my left ear was stretched down& my earlobe was sewn to my face. My ear is misplaced, The top sticks out, bottom is attached to my face& my earphones no longer fit. They don't keep surgical records so you have no clue what they do to you. The Dr offered a revision, but when I asked what that entailed, he said 'I will sew your right ear to your face. OMG!!!
There are currently 50 girls I met on a website called Realself. Our stories are all basically the same. Some are worst off than me with huge ropey ugly scars, mis-shapen ears& eyes. Their infomercials on TV cleverly minimize the results you will get. This is not saying they don't have some good dr's there, but there are many there that give horrible results! Be warned to check out your DR if you go there or anywhere. Check for board certification, check for a dr in good standing. Ask all the right questions.And above all else please MAKE them show you where the incisions will be!
Altho I was told, get it in writing... What I got I never bargained for. Small incisions to basically dissecting my ears was not what I bargained for. The 10 to 20 shots in your face hurt like heck. I have been in chronic pain a long long time& they won't say what they did to me!! Most other plastic surgeons won't touch me because of this. Be aware, be careful& be smart.

Lifestyle Lift

Complaint comments Comments (75) Complaint country United States Complaint category Plastic Surgery


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N  25th of Oct, 2011 by    0 Votes
The info really helped, it changed my mind .Thank you for your honesty
N  3rd of Nov, 2011 by    0 Votes
Just don't do it! Older looking people are beautiful too! I'm a grandma and I see some wrinkles and a little under the chin sag but so be it!
We are who we are! JUST SAY NO TO LIFESTYLE LIFTS!!!
N  17th of May, 2012 by    0 Votes
Had my Life Style Lift, in January 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA. I saved for a couple of years for the lift. Worst!! nightmare of my life.
Felt a burn on my face a couple of times, felt the cutting of skin and I ended up shaking so bad I couldn't finish with my (free laser treatment to my face, had to stop. The doctor who did the surgery I never got to see afterwards as he started working at a different facility. My chin bandage was to tight and went through a lot of pain afterwards during the healing and left ridges on my face that stayed for months afterwards. Also during the 2 weeks of healing and sleeping in a recliner and I called for advice I was told so many contradictory things didn't know what to really do. The really terrible part is, it didn't work and think my jowls look worse than before. Yes I have all the scars on the front and back of my ears, pretty sad. All three of my daughters wanted me to sue but how can you (they are protected). Please don't waste your money and if need be pay a lot more and have it done by an experienced Plastic Surgeon. I wish I had.
A  12th of Aug, 2012 by    0 Votes
Went thru so much pain & many follow-ups only to have 1 ear sewn to my face, very bad scarring from the thread used to do an eye lift. Now, my eyes are all bunched together near the tear ducts. Looks horrible! Never had that problem before surgery much less my ear being sewn to my face. As far as a lower face lift, well BAD SCARRING is all I can say. I won't get it fixed because of the fear of any Dr. Can't get over my nightmares of PAIN, TORTURE & THE SMELL OF YOUR SKIN BURNING! My whole face has something wrong in every area they worked. Went back for redo's 3xs but couldn't take it anymore. Oh, and they never could find my file everytime I went it disappeared huh!
Dr. Kim does a chop shop job & doesn't care if you're in pain-just keeps saying "I'm almost done" while I'm crying my heart out from pain. Wonder how he'd feel if he was in my shoes!!! Messed up for life!
N  13th of Sep, 2012 by    0 Votes
OMG, I am so thankful for your stories. I was all ready to make my appointment after talking with the "car salesperson." I thought, well I will just research this a bit...thank goodness I did!!! I am so sorry for all of your unfortunate experiences but you are saving many others the horror of disfigurement and pain!
N  13th of Sep, 2012 by    0 Votes
OMG...so glad I read these experiences! I was ready to make my appointment after talking to their "car salesperson" but thought probably I should do a little research first! Wow, I am so glad that I did!!! i am so sorry for all of you that have had these torturous experiences and now have to live with disfigurement and pain...but thank you so much for sharing your stories! I will not be a client of LSL.
N  13th of Sep, 2012 by    0 Votes
Sorry my responses were submitted twice...first one I hadn't signed up and thought it didn't post.
N  13th of Dec, 2012 by    0 Votes
Lifestyle Lift has sued me for a cashier's check that they said they "lost" because they performed the surgery within 72 hours of receiving the check. What they really wanted was another check with a different date on it. Needless to say, they didn't get it. It didn't matter to them that they failed to take certain precautions and do pre-op procedures one week before the procedure began such as avoiding blood thinners, etc. It is obvious that they don't care if you bleed to death as long as they get their money. You already know the experience I had. It is the same as all the others. The procedure didn't take an hour, I couldn't return back to work in a week. They didn't even follow their own pre-op procedures. I have permanent nerve damage as a result of their botched job. The pain is excruciating. I lost my job because they claim I could return to work the following Thursday. They overcharged me for the procedure. They wouldn't give me a copy of the contract required by law because they knew it would bury them. They actually refused my document subpoena. They are also in violation of the Consumer Protection Act and the Fair Trade Practices Act. PLEASE WRITE TO YOUR GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS. You can find the application on-line. We can protect others from the same fate.
N  5th of Dec, 2013 by    0 Votes
Well, I was thinking about doing the Lifestyle face lift. I called them, they sent me their brochure, and a very friendly lady talked to me by phone, and tried to convince me to go for a consultation in Denver, CO. I was saving the money to go and do it, but thank God that I came in to this page, and read your reviews, and what has happened to you. I changed my mind, and I am so sorry for what happened to all of you, and hope that somehow you all get better. You all have save me from a disaster. God Bless!
N  21st of Jul, 2014 by    0 Votes
I had a eye lift upper and lower, brow lift and refraction all laser done. The results were. Terrible. It was like nothing was done. A thread lift. What a joke. It is not worth the money. I would like to join the class action suit. The trauma I went through and they never got it right.
A  6th of May, 2016 by    0 Votes
I had a life style lift done on, 1-22-14 .
The worst day of my life . The doctor showed up 5 hours late and he was already very agitated . There were two patients before me. I wash is last . The procedure was excruciatingly painful and sloppy.
The entire time the doctor ( Robert S. Kagan from Elk Grove Village Illinois ) was so leaning so close to me he was pressing against my chest and I can smell his awful breath . I had to stop him because I couldn't breathe . The pain was so horrible and I could smell my flesh burning as he cut with a hot knife . The entire procedure lasted about 1 hour but it was the longest hour of my life . I still have nightmares about my experience. I really think I suffer from post traumatic injury . Plus I have horrible hypertrophic scars . It looks like my face was seen back on . It hurts and doesn't feel natural anymore . The biggest regret of my life . How can these butchers get away with the harm the inflicted on so many patients ? The patients should at least be compensated for what they paid to have their lives ruined . The face isn't something you can hide . This is a permanent injury which lasts for life . There must be justice for each and every patient who suffered emotional and physical trauma and even death .
A  22nd of Jun, 2016 by    0 Votes
When I went for my consultation for Life Style Life, it all seemed very wonderful without an actual facelift surgery. I would finally be able to get rid of my acne scars, my "jowls" would be gone, etc. To my horror, I woke up during the procedure to EXTREME pain. I was screaming and crying but couldn't see (they had something in my eyes). I could smell my flesh burning and I could feel it as well as they used their lasers. I could also hear the squishing of skin on my left side as they were pulling my skin before they stitched me up. My husband and son stood in horror as I entered the room. They told my son he looked like he was seeing a ghost. I was told I would heal in 7-10 days. NOT!!! It took months. My skin is now dry and dimpled. My acne scars are still here and so are my jowls. I am numb beside my ears. I have horrific scars behind my ears. I can't wear earrings long and I cannot keep my contacts in for long either. I tried to contact them and left e-mail after e-mail with no response. Now they are taking me to court.
A  16th of Dec, 2016 by    0 Votes
I gave lifestyle lift a deposit of 500.00. I never had surgery. They went under and I never knew it and I never got my deposit back.
A  28th of Mar, 2017 by    0 Votes
I went to Lifestyle Lift about 3 years ago. On the face procedure, I woke up in the hospital 3 days later and didn't remember ANYTHING I'd done for the past 3 days! The "Dr" had over injected me and I simply couldn't wake up! But, they still let me pay for everything! LOL. I just stay away from places like this. They are not what they are cracked up to be and my face is right back where I started + plus some from where I started! :-(. This location was in Kenwood, OH. They have since closed, but I got a letter from that Dr. telling where he'd gone and please come see them at their new location. Right! Hold your breath and wait for me to show up! LOL. I suggest going to a REAL plastic surgeon. You don't always get what you pay for. Sometimes you pay a lot and get a lot less! BEWARE!!!

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