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3:25 am

Lifestyle Lift - Be afraid of those surgeons

I am going to sue! Several weeks ago I went to Lifestyle Lift for a neck lift. I paid the exuberant price of $6, 500, suffered through over 500 stitches and experienced weeks of agonizing pain all for nothing. Right after the surgery I was veyr swollen, but I thought this was normal then, then the swelling finally subsided, my face was back to normal, just as it was before I even went into surgery! I went through all of that only to get zero results!

I went back for a follow-up appointment and the surgeon said he didn’t pull my skin tight enough. Now I was truly on the warpath, because I had to fight to even get this follow-up appointment. I phones the offices multiple times and no one would take my call, so I called my surgeons cell phone and finally set up an appointment time. The surgeon was very reluctant to see me and barely stayed long enough to hear my complaint. I do not think he cared at all! He definitely wasn’t interested in helping me, just in sending my on my way. He dismissed me with fake kindness and practically shoved me out the door.

I am extremely dissatisfied with the service and care I received and am in the process of looking for a malpractice attorney to sue Lifestyle Lift. They won’t get away with this, not if I can help it!

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Mar 24, 2012 2:52 pm
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I had a similar experience and would be interested in suing. I have written to the Attorney General in CA and in his response he said "if legal action is taken against the company your complaint could be utilized as important evidence. Legal action could be taken against this company" if they get enough evidence. I urge you to write to the Attorney General in CA, Kamala D. Harris. If you are using a malpractice attorney, I would appreciate it if you let me know who he is. Could you post it at this site?

I also paid over $6, 000 and look no better. Left side jowl is actually worse. Went for a revision which I could not go through with becuase of insufficient sedation. They only used Diazepam and Lorazepam which are for antianxiety. Apparently the stopped using Halcion which is a sedative becaue some patients had a bad reaction I was totlly awake and aware, and apparently they expected me to tolerate multiple injections and basically detatching my ears from my head with no sedation.

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11:53 pm

Lifestyle Lift - Scam

I went in to have a mini-facelift that was supposed to remove my jowls and tighten up my lower face. After the swelling went down I could see no difference in my face and went back to the doctor to show him and was basically ignored. My sister had the same procedure done the same day with the same results. She went back with me 60 days later and we were left sitting in a room for a long period of time, and finally just left the office. We then did what we should have done before and that was go online to check this company out. Boy we were shocked to see so many complaints aganst this company! Surprisingly no one has done anything about it so I decided to try to change that. My sister and I are considering filing a claim against them in Small Claims court and would appreciate any advice you could give us. I did notify the BBB about this but was told they could not help me. They referred me to a medical website which I tried to contact, but never received any reply from them. The BBB did have some complaints about this company but I don't know for sure what they were. I would appreciate your feedback on this.

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This company is a scam and all they care about is financial numbers not the patient. As a former employee I can tell you that hardly any of the nation companies consultants even have a medical background and could be really good used car salesman.

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Mar 24, 2012 2:59 pm
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I had a similar experience. I'm out over $6, 000 not to mention pain and suffering and loss of work. I contacted the Attorney General in CA and got a response stating "legal action could be taken agains this company by our office. Your complaint could be utilized as important evidence and provide vital documentation for our use." I urge you to contact your attorney general. I plan to notify the state medical board and Florida Attorney who is doing an investigation.

C
Oct 17, 2011 5:34 pm

The vast majority of Lifestyle Lift doctors are DOs (not even MDs) and are NOT Plastic Surgeons. David Kent is the founder and he is a DO.

Gordon Quick is their CEO, and was alleged to commit sexual battery and harassment when CEO for a non-medical company in MO-
http://caselaw.findlaw.com/mo-court-of-appeals/1098768.html

Great choice for a company that works primarily with women.

Their doctors themselves have very weak credentials and there is not a single credible doctor in their organization; most of them are journeymen, and go from practice to practice. In addition to several Lifestyle Life deaths, they have had several life-threatening infections including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) because they don’t sterilize their instruments; their surgeries take place in an office room.

They should be shut-down. Any harmed patient should contact their state medical board and also the Florida Attorney General who is doing an investigation.

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Nov 19, 2010 10:49 pm
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I had to drive almost 300 miles one way to get to the Lifestyle Lift location. I had explained to the representative EXACTLY what my needs were prior to going and that my situation was due to Bells Palsy and I needed to pull my brow up from hanging in my eye. They made me feel like I had come to the right place for help. They asked a lot of questions and I explained my only goal is to pull the brow up so I can have better vision. Upon getting to the appointment the individual assigned to my case informed me they do NOT do brow lifts. I asked WHY, , after I had fully explained my situation to the rep on the phone I had to make a 600 mile round trip to be told this information and asked if the reps get a commission...she said yes they do. I emailed them to tell them I would be calling the BBB. A rep called from the Schaumburg, Illinois location and encouraged me to see one of the surgeons at his "private practice". If I hadn't already figured out this was a scam, that was the 100% clincher. What a sick, twisted bunch of people. I went there hoping for help. I cannot afford a plastic surgeon and my insurance will not cover my issue. What horrible people to prey on those looking for help...not just a 'beauty fix'. Be warned! These are evil people.
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Nov 14, 2009 7:12 pm

Thanks for posting the information. Wish you would add some more!

K
Aug 26, 2009 2:16 pm

My mother, 84 years old, decided to have this procedure performed on July 1 for the first half and July 30 for the second half. I have never heard of a two part facelift. After the second procedure which they gave her a prescription for 750mg of Vicodin, 20 tablets, way too strong for someone her age, she was hospitalized for 7 days. She was diagnosed with Encephalopathy which gave her dementia. Encephalopathy was described to me as a swelling of the brain. She was totally confused and could not separate fact from fiction. She was seeing bugs, people trying to kill her, people fighting with her; she called the police that people were breaking into her home. From the hospital she then spent 9 days in a nursing home. We have spoken with a REAL plastic surgeon and he said he would never operate on an 84 year old and never has done a facelift in two parts. The word needs to be spread on these quacks. MD Degrees or not these people need to be stopped. Since when does a sales person discuss a medial procedure with you? I only wish that my mother would have spoken to her two daughters about this before doing it. One look on the internet and you can see this was not the place to go. Not only did this threaten her life, the surgery was very substandard. There is a reason why this is not located in a hospital. NO HOSPITAL WOULD HAVE THEM.

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I had this lift in June 2006. In the early months I was very excited and it appeared that I had received the results that I wanted...As a result of the early months there was 6 of my friends that also had this procedure. We were all shown what our results would look like by the person that stood behind us and pulled the skin back...Of the 6 that had this procedure we are all extremely dissatisfied...Other than the scars on my ears (that I now have to wear a hairstyle that covers) I look the same. We have an appointment on Tues Aug 25th with one of the Drs. It will be interesting to see what they say...you can contact me at [email protected]

R
Aug 17, 2009 12:55 am

I too had a bad job donr on mr and of course they dont want to fix it

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Look I say it is time to take action! I had my life Style lift at Troy Michigan office. I say let's stop complaining and get together and take action! My story is horrible. My results are horrible. I have an infection in the surgical area's, I was lied to, mislead, and taken for my money as well. All the complaints I have read, I so understand. We are human beings and not animals. If lawyers don't wanna take the chance, then we should as a group of people stand together and take action! This is my email [email protected] my surgery was 4/09 and I have horrible scarring, headaches, vision problems, terrible itching, feels like bleach being poured on an open wound. Yes I have been ignored as well. I requested my records and have consulted some lawyers but looking for the best. Even without a lawyer I will pursue this cause. Rememeber facts speak for themselves, and those scars on our faces, our hearts, and the lies will come to the surface. Let us ban together and let our scars tell the true stories of what we have endured. Please look up on the internet the story of the NY Attorney Generals judgement against Lifestyle lifts. Numbers speak louder than high priced lawyers! Let us stop this from happening to other people. "I will not let fear stop me from the justice due me." I ask for justice from lifestyle lift to no avail. Now I seek it! Stand with me.

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5:47 pm
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Lifestyle Lift - look like I did before surgery

This company needs to be shut down! I had my lower LSL 8 weeks ago, and already I am dissastified and am looking for a lawyer. I am in pain, I have numbness from my neck lift. At first I was so swollen I thought it was going to be ok. Then after all the swelling west away, my face returned to the normal state before the surgery. I paid $6500.00, had over 50o stitches, excruciating pain for weeks, 4 weeks of down time. Same story as everyone elses's. I thought I had a good board certified surgeon, but I was wrong and he told me he didn't pull my skin tight enough. I learned that in a 7 week follow up visit I had with him, in which I had to pull teeth to get. The office, after three different days of calling, never returned my call. I called the surgeon on his cell phone and got an appt. in the Maitland Office, which is where I had my surgery. He did not want to help out at all and sent me out the door after "smoozing" me over with some kind words. I am now looking for an Attorney in this area to sue LSL. If anyone has the name of a malpractice Attorney, please send it my way, as I am on the warpath! Thanks!

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Jun 27, 2014 3:28 pm

I also had an 8, 000.00 dollar surgery done in California, and I an very up set. I have no feeling my ears and parts of my neck are numb. I have scares on both sides of my face and my neck looks like a saggy bag. I had my eyes done and now one eye is A framed, there is a line of skin running down from the top of my eye down the eye lid. I am so depressed over this I hardly leave my house, and never without sun classes.

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Feb 06, 2013 2:31 pm

I had the surgery done in the same Maitland office and there is no difference in the before and after pictures. After wearing the neck and chin lift device they sold me and said I had to wear it for 2 weeks, All I had was bruising and scars from where they went into my neck and I was not offered any follow-ups or soothing words. I was only charged $800 because of a coupon. The surgery took 5 minutes. Not bad for $800 and I look the same if not worse... contact me @ mugen43 yahoo.com 0r [protected]
Chris

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12:28 am
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Lifestyle Lift - DECEPTIVE ADS

One just has to look at the ads for Lifestyle lift, both on TV and on the Internet. The TV ads have been shot with either gauze or vaseline smeared on the camera lens to impart a softer, younger look. And the Internet before and after ads have been shot differently - the lighting and the poses - to exagerate both the before problems and the after improvement. With this kind of deception from the onset, I wouldn't let them touch my face.

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Lifestyle Lift - Deaths and Infections- Marketing Company posing as Medical

The vast majority of Lifestyle Lift doctors are DOs (not even MDs) and are NOT Plastic Surgeons. David Kent is the founder and he is a DO. Gordon Quick is their CEO, and was alleged to commit sexual battery and harassment when CEO for a non-medical company in MO (ref. Google search) Their doctors themselves have very weak credentials and there is not a single credible doctor in their organization. In addition to several Lifestyle Life deaths, they have had several life-threatening infections including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) because they don't sterilize their instruments; their surgeries take place in an office room. They should be shut-down. Any harmed patient should contact their state medical board and also the Florida Attorney General who is doing an investigation.

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Oct 04, 2011 8:34 pm
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I had the lower LSL on 8/5/11. I agree with everyone on here. at 7 weeks, now 8, I don't look like I've had anything done. I look like I did when I walked in for a consultation. $6500.00 plus spent on the surgery, 500 plus stitches in my had, lumps under my chin, excruiciating pain for weeks, more down time than they said it would be, calls into the office in Maintland where they never called me back, finally a return visit with the surgeon at 7 weeks to complain, I am getting an attorney this week! Let's shut them down! Orlando, Florida.

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7:59 pm

Lifestyle Lift - Avoid this place at all costs

I had a LSL in 2006. I was told by the consultant(non medical personnel, that I was an excellent candidate. She showed me the incisions would be in the ear, possibly extending a bit into the fild, a small incision in front of the ear. I was given a high sales pitch& offered a nice discount if I signed then.I was told you could go back to work the next day& it was a minimal procedure that takes 7-10 yrs off your face& lasts approx. 10 years. What I was given was incisions all the way around my ears. My left earlobe was pulled down, misplaced& sewn to my face. I have been to Dr after Dr to get the searing/tearing pain resolved. No-one has yet to help me. LSL does not have in writing what the procedure entails. WE are told by the consultant& Dr. This is so wrong. Their infomercials on TV cleverly minimize the results, the pain, the procedure itself. I was never marked before the procedure& had no aftercare. LSL just wants to get you in, get your money& forget about you. That's been my experience& the experience of over 50 girls having this done, that I personally email that I met on Realself.com. Be aware if considering this. Check out you DR. Be very clear in having them tell you where the incisions will be. Be sure they are board certified Plastic surgeons. Not many are still with them, I hear.The lift lasts for many just under 6 months.There are many shots put in your face & the procedure is very scary. Again, please check out your Dr& ask all the right questions. Many were left with horrible pain, many with big ropey scars& many have misplaced and/or pixie ears. Be careful. There are some good Dr's associated w/ them, but I don't know where. I have seen posts of a few happy people. In my case& many others we were all told a small incision& got lower facelifts. They do not keep personal surgical reports or even log us calling back in upset. The Dr's frequently do not return your calls. I was not given a pressure bandage to help w/ the swelling/ Most real Plastic surgeons are finally beginning to talk out against this corporation& it's not pretty.

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Jun 08, 2011 3:42 am

The vast majority of Lifestyle Lift doctors are DOs (not even MDs) and are NOT Plastic Surgeons. They have very weak credentials and there is not a single credible doctor in their organization. In addition to Lifestyle Life deaths, they have had several life-threatening infections including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) because they don't sterilize their instruments; their surgeries take place in an office room. They should be shut-down.

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11:20 pm
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I had appointment on 5-18-11 and made $400.00 deposit.I called 1-877-88-5480 on 5-19-11 and cancelled procedure and requested my deposit to be credited back on my credit card. I was told the local office in phoenix would call me, but I was never called, so I called the local office and spoke with Aaron Clarke, consultant. he stated my credit card deposit of...

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4:44 pm
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Lifestyle Lift - financing

I accepted a deferred payment plan. The staff gave me a instruction to pay $400 every month. I followed thru by paying exact amount on time. The month prior to the last payment the financing company send me the bill for $600. I have not noticed the difference in number and paid $400 as per usual bill. They charged me $803 for this.
I believe it is a deliberate deception scheme of which doctor Small is aware and benefits from.

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May 13, 2011 4:09 pm
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They are butchers and money greedy

M
Apr 22, 2011 11:40 pm

If you have a problem with a Lifestyle Lift doctor, the best way to get their atttention is by reporting the doctor to the state Medical Board. For the company, report to local TV media and to the state Attorney General.

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1:56 pm
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Lifestyle Lift - misleading ads

If it sounds too good to be true...we all know the rest. Recently I "took their ad bait" and made a consult appointment. The person I talked with was a trained semi-high pressure sales rep, obviously calling from a centralized "boiler room" operation. She said I could only get the info packet and dvd by coming in for a free consult. Though doubts had already started, I made an appt. Two overly friendly appt. reminders followed, also from a boiler room operation. After looking up what meager info there was on the doctors, too many things didn't feel right and I cancelled. Almost immediately I got calls from the original contact person, urging me to keep the appt., reaffirming LSL's claims of 1 hour, minimal discomfort, etc. Then she said, "Does canceling have anything to do with 'all that false misinformation on the internet?'"What?!

I hadn't read the net reviews since I was just going for info, and had in fact more or less decided it all felt too creepy. What an enlightenment! Why are these people still in business, still allowed to make these overblown promises and outright lie? And to offer discounts if the patient signs on the line right then and there? That should be anyone's cue to make a break for the exit and never look back.

Thank you all who posted complaints; I wish you well and hope you can find some remedy. Don't believe ANYTHING that remotely smells like high pressure sales. Reputable REAL doctors wouldn't do that. Thank heaven I followed my instincts in the first place.

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Prior to the surgical procedure that I had done there were several consultations with the staff and Dr. at the Lifestyle Surgery Center in Santa Ana, Ca. I believed everything they told me about having no down time and great results with very little discomfort. On March 31, I had a Lifestyle Lift procedure. It was quite painful and I was only given 3 valium...

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1:39 am
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Lifestyle Lift - Bad Surgery! False Advertising!

Sept. 2008. I had surgery, I still have numbness around my ncek and chin and they are still scarred. I still have soreness in my chin from that scar. It took me aproximately 3 months to recover from original bruising and swelling following surgery and It it still hurts . I watched a long presentation before my procedure and several times they quoted " Lifestyle Life lasts a lifetime" my problem with this, is that it has only been 2 and a half years since my surgery and the problem with the specific neck sagging they claim to specialize in, is back! How is that my lifetime? My daughter sat in on the presentation with me, we watched them state with several post surgery testomonials, that there was minimal to no scarring. However, this is not the true case. My scars are visible and uncomfortable. Even my daughter stated herself, during the presentation "Wow, Mom I know its expensive at $6000.00 dollars but its sounds great, if it lasts forever like they stated then you should do it! Well not including the travel costs I paid to go through this My daughter had to go with me becasue they said I could not take care of myself, Since the closest location to me was in seattle it was more expensive than I wanted, and 2 and a half years later, my daughter and I even noticed how the facelift procedure they promised did not hold true to their claims! Therefore, I would like anyone to contact me regarding a Class-Action Suit for at least what they financially cost me. It would not hurt however, for other surgeon's who perform this type of procedure to try to convince me that it will ever do any good! I would not go through this again, It was horrible! They only used a local antesthetic, and I felt and heard many parts of the entire surgery! I am traumatized because of this precedure! **I will upload pictures of proof soon***

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May 03, 2014 8:09 am

It was a horrific experience. I had mine done in 09 to the tune of $5, 400. In less than year my sagging neck was back! They guaranteed if I was unhappy with the results they would be happy to redo it free of charge. No charge for the surgery but they said I had to pay for the room, $1, 800. There was no mention of that charge, verbally or in the contract. Bait and switch! If I got the redo done they would throw in a lip job, gee thanks. It took months to get over the surgery. I had an infection, stitches fell out and I have significant scares! I complained to the BBB, absolutely no response from the company. I would be happy to be part of a class action lawsuit.
Pat

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Jul 08, 2013 12:07 am
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I am sorry to here about your bad experience. If you look under plastic surgery -mid carolina surgery, that tells my horror story. I to am traumatized by my experience. I was awake through mine too. I am so traumatized that I can't sleep. If I do fall asleep it's because of pure mental exhaustion, I wake up with my heart pounding. I know its been awhile since your procedure, but do you have trouble sleeping and staying asleep?
Thanks and best of luck!

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8:25 pm

Lifestyle Lift - Kills people, Warning

I used to be manager in one of the california's lifestyle offices. I was a witness to how dangerous lifestyle lift practice was. They trick people into thinking they have a non invasive procedure. What poeple really get is a substandard face lift in a poorly controlled offices. Patients has a lot of pain during the lifestyle lift procedure. Infections were high due to non sterile operating rooms and instrument. A lot of patients did end up in emergency rooms. Many of the patients ended up with severe scarring due to poorly trained doctors. Non of their doctors are plastic surgeons. Save your life and money.

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I saw the infomercial tonight and was so impressed UNTIL I read all the complaints. I've been reading all the complaints now for over an hour. I've decided NOT to have it done. Thank you all for complaining and helping those that were thinking of having the proceedure done. Good luck to all of you.

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Nov 23, 2011 5:56 pm
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I had a procedure done a couple of years ago at the Dallas office. DO NOT go there. I have talked to many people with bad experiences similar to mine. I still have numbness on the sides of my face and I also have a big lump on my neck on the right side. The office refuses to do anything about it saying that "they never told me that I would have a perfect outcome." Now I was told both by Dr. Stadefer and his nurse that I would have a perfect outcome and that they would fix everything! Of course, before they get your money, they are more than happy to tell you anything. Just try to get to talk to them after and it is a totally different story. Even when the doctor was doing my surgery, he was running late because he had to go to a family birthday celebration for his mother! Consequently, I think that I got the product of him being rushed and just wanting to get out of the office. Very, very unprofessional in my opinion. To this date, the doctor refuses to respond to me. I had originally tried to set up 3 followup appointments with him and all three times his assistant called and said that I had to reschedule because "the doctor was running late!" I do not live in Dallas and it takes me at least 3-4 hours to get there and one time I was actually driving down when I got the cancellation call. This company is in to make lots of money and they do not care if you have a bad result! AVOID at all costs. Use a reputable physican who you can trust.

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Nov 18, 2011 10:40 am
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One post says that Lifestyle Lift Complaints & Reviews - Kills people, Warning
I want to read where they are killing people, I haven't seen any complaints for the Dallas Texas, area, I want the procedure and am looking for complaints for the Dallas Texas area

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Mar 21, 2011 6:56 pm
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I had a lifestyle lift in a California office and I'm overwhelmed with the recuperation process. I have a tightness that I can only call a "mild stranglation feeling". It feels like a rope is around my neck and my adamsapple is overly sensitive. this is the beginning of my third week. There is complete numbness along the entire 2" rim of my face. My incisions actually go up to my temple. Swelling is still present everywhere all though the brusing was minimal for me. I did this to jumb start a new additude to try to overcome a business loss and income loss. I needed to feel good and get going to fix things. This is an added stress beyond my wildest expectations. Perhaps 'shame on me' for being vain but shame on them for the lies and the criminal post operative support.

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I watched the infomercial, and was intrigued. I called for the free information packet, but was persuaded to come in for free consultation. I reluctantly set an appointment, and then googled Lifesytle Lift. Thank god for the internet and sites like these. I read all the terrible reviews, and called to cancel my appointment. I told them that I was cancelling...

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Lifestyle Lift - Unauthorized Charges

Went for a "free" consultation to discuss the services provided. Also discussed fianancing options. After reading these reviews decided not to do it, but found out they had opened up an account for $2000 without my knowledge or consent! Had to file dispute with the finance company, and have made numerous calls to the corporate and local offices where I am told the manager /consultant are "in a meeting" This is FRAUD and I have filed additional complaints with the BBB and Dostrict Attorney's office while waiting for a "refund" for goods and services that I never signed up for.

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Lifestyle Lift - Don't believe the hype

Don't believe the hype. This firm markets to women who are starting to age promising a rejuvenation of your face. What it is: a marketing scam that will leave you scarred for life. This particular type of facelift is a cookie cutter, lower 1/3 of your face addressing drooping jowls and neck problems. Dr. Kent, the founder was recently fined $300, 000 dollars for cyber posting by the State of NY (employees posting good reviews and websites like they are customer, oh so happy customers) which is misleading and drives traffic to satellite offices all over the United States. Want more info go to realself.com and look up Lifestyle Lift.

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Apr 12, 2011 3:39 am
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-And it's so unfair that we can;'t get a refund! Yet the 'fine' ... the "important thing" is false advertising?! They mutilate people! And their way of advertising is the important thing? ...please. ..what about us?

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9:29 pm
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Lifestyle Lift - Don't waste your money

I have had a full face lift under general anesthesia. All I have is a tiny little scar underneath my chin. It lasted 10 yrs. & then I went for a 2nd one. It's been 5 yrs. & counting. If I want to look even more refreshed, I go to my dermatologist for some Radiesse injections & I look like a million bucks. I have a salon & 3 of my customers had the Lifestyle Lift. They looked okay for about 1 month, then their faces fell to what they were before. Yuck! The prices of a full face lift are going down. I can't believe a review of a patient that said she paid $6, 500 for a LifeStyle Lift. That's outrageous! It should be called a Lifestyle Fall, cause that's exactly what's going to happen to your face. I don't care how old you are. Save your money, find a good surgeon, I go by recommendation & get the real deal. You won't be sorry. Good Luck ladies (& gents).

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Sep 20, 2011 6:35 pm
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I was concidering doing a lifestylelift, now after reading all these horrible stories, I've changed my mind. Thank you all for the info

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Jul 05, 2011 12:07 am
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PROCEDURE 07/2010 . Butchers and liars. My first consultation was changed shortly before the proceedure. I was told by the "sales person" I did not need a neck lift. Under two rounds of drugs, in the operating chair, Dr G, . of San Ramon, CA. began pumping on my upper neck (what changed?). I was under excruciating pain as Dr. G of San Ramon, CA. began stabbing needles in my face "to break down scar tissue"... I suffered intolerable pain, began to tear and was told "crying will do no good! OK, the needle is out so it is over." My pain or Dr. G's?! I am scarred and red my entire face and neck, I should have never gone to this 'meat market", SO RUN AWAY! I have been informed on the "follow up visit" my problems needed more surgery and the trouble, and "The problems" were there before the SURGERY, butchering. Dr. G. of San Ramon, CA. has left LifeStyle and now in San Jose, CA. BEWARE, Avoid this LifeStylrLift!l

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Lifestyle Lift - terrible surgery and pain

We all know that plastic surgery is elective sugery and doesn't warrant much sympathy when things go wrong.cause of my job needing to be younger looking, so I could compete with the younger people, I need work too, staying young and fit gets the job. I decided to go to lifestyle Lift. The commercial on TV made my decision much easier. No wait to heal, one hour sugery, amazing changes, and easy procedure compared to typical face lifts. Wrong! I never felt so much pain in all my life just as everyone says the needle they put in your face feels as though your being stung by several killer bees. Your feeling and hearing everything because they consider you cattle, roll them in roll them out but they make sure they get your money first. I took over a year to get over the horrible pain of this surgery and to this day I'm still infected. I have developed as many other women have bumps and cysts under my skin. I have taken many antibotics only to remain infected. I returned to have a second surgery on the infected area only to go home develop a pus sac on the lobe of my ear. I'm actually worse. I'm frightened becasue my only alterative is with these people. They don't give a damn about you after they recieve your money and I actually paid more for more procedures and I look as old as I did before the surgery. Absolutely no results! I'm scared that I'm not going to beable to fight this infection much longer as the antibotics are taking there tole on me. I recently told Lifestyle lift goodbye and have decided to go to my local surgeon with no complaints. He isn't sure he will beable to help me either. Please listen when we tell you to run from this procedure. I don't have any extra money fro another operation. That's no concern of there's. I could go on and on about this place of hell becasue so much has happened. It was the worst experience in my life God help me I'm tired of hurting.

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Apr 12, 2011 3:09 am
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So..please let us know how your lifestyle lift went!

S
Jan 20, 2011 8:17 pm

20 Years Ago I had Breast Cancer. I opted To Have A Tram Flap ( Muscle & Fat Taken From From My Stomach, And Breasts Were Made From This) .To make My Nipples They Took Skin From My Navel . Then They Had To Do A Tummy Tuck To Get Rid Of The Excess Skin. A Renound Plastic Surgeon in Atlanta did this, He Said In 3 Weeks You Can Drive, Go Back To Work In 6 Weeks. The Complete Healing Process Took About 1 1/2 years With No Complications. On My Left Side At The Incision is A lump. Has Never Given Me Any Trouble. Scar line has lumps & bumps, But they go away In 2010 I Had Mini Dentals Implants. Ad Said You Can Go Out To Dinner Same Day You Have Procedure. It Was 2 Weeks Before I Went Out To Eat. All Surgery Has Risk You Have To Live With. The Breast & Tummy Tuck Was as VERRY VERRY VERRY PAINFULL. BUT I WOULD DO IT OVER AGAIN. I Have An Appointment With Life Style Lift This Month. I Don't Expect Mircles & I Expect Pain. and a Few Weeks of Healing

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Lifestyle Lift - not as advertised, poor results, lasting scars and pain

The 'Manager" told my husband and me that we were both perfect candidates for lifestyle lift. She told us it would take about one hour and we would be out and about and back to normal activities the next day. She said there would be a small incision in front of the ear that would be hidden. She used her fingers to pull back our face and neck area to show us the results we could expect.
They also try to sell you many 'optional' procedures at this point (eye work, etc).
We both did opt for the optional liposuction of the jawline to maxmimize the benefits of the procedure.
I had my procedure first and my husband's was scheduled for a week later.
The procedure was horrific and scary.
The sights, (huge needles, the fat being lipoed from the neck passing right in front of your eyes),
The smells, (burning flesh and blood from cauterizations),
THE LACK OF PROMISED SEDATION, (given 1 small valium just minutes before they started the procedure, promised I could have more if needed, never given another one despite repeated requests during the 3 1/2 hour procedure)
The pain from numerous and repeated facial injections that were like burning stings around the face and ears (I lost count after 20 injections). The numerous injections also caused my hands and arms to tremble and shake, and my heart to start racing, which they said was "normal".
THIS WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF MY HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE
My 'less than 24 hour recovery', took weeks!
I was basically bed ridden for a week, with pain and swelling (I called each day, they said the swelling, heat and pain were 'normal', upon return for removal of stitches, they found I had developed a bad case of cellulitus!).
I couldn't go out in public for over 3 weeks, and then had to use a lot of 'camoflage' to hide the swelling and bruising that was still very apparent.
My final results:
BARELY NOTICEABLE 'IMPROVEMENT'
LOPSIDED EARS AND JAW LINE
SWOLLEN SCARS
LUMPY SCARS BEHIND MY EARS (STILL - 3 YEARS LATER)
SHOOTING PAINS AROUND MY EARS FOR OVER 2 YEARS
(painful to use a phone or headset)
NERVE DAMAGE

Their follow-up - GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!
It took over a year to get to see the actual Doctor again,
and he offered to 'FIX' it for me - at his private practice, for a
cost of over $9, 500.

AVOID AVOID AVOID!

BTW - after my fiasco - my husband canceled his procedure that was set for the next week (he was still taking care of me!).
He was denied a refund of his deposit - despite the manager's
assurance that he could have a refund at 'any time' if he changed his mind after my procedure.

Looking back, their operation reminds me of the snake pit of a time-share sales office.
Offers of discounts if you signed up right then and there, lots of smiling faces and promises, but once you give them your money, they don't want to hear from you again.

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Nov 17, 2010 7:07 pm
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Hi...If you have before and after photos, would you please e-mail them to me at [email protected] I am scheduled for my surgery on January 4, 2011, but after reading your complaint, I am very nervous.

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Lifestyle Lift - results not in yet

Please, I would like to withdraw my comments about Life style Lift and allow the 7 weeks to pass and breathe.. with my results not against them... and let this heal more. I went to LifeStyle Lift today, was treated royaly with great additional informations and positive outlook . More than my jealous friends gave me !
LSL also gave me my before pictures ! Wow, i didn't know what ugly fallen features i'd gotten used to the photos are un touched, proof positive
Please retrack my comments asap

After a few hours in hot epsom salts and massage as they suggested today i am doing MUCH better ! Swelling and pain abaiting. Thsi is a full facelift and it is spose to make major changes. I need to wait and see... Look in my own mirrior instead of listening to others.

Sincerely,

nadia nadiak Rivera Tavares Fla

(352) 702-7123

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Jul 14, 2014 12:56 pm
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YOU can't take that back just because you feel restitution
and like your royalty...there are many of us who suffer and will suffer from
the hands of lifestyle lift doctors and the covered up information by them at
lifestyle lift to really choose what is right for them. And the company doesn’t
really care because there have not been any consequences for them… For the
longest time I have felt so traumatized from that surgery that It’s been almost
a year and I still don’t know how to talk about it…How can you live with
yourself know that this is wrong on so many levels?

T
Nov 12, 2010 8:47 am
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why do I got a feeling ur lting

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Lifestyle Lift - FRAUD

On 8/13/10 i went for the sales pitch but after meeting one of the 'stars' in the lobby waiting who said she had her procedure two years ago ( by the same doctor) and now wanted her eyes done. She was so radiant and happy ... i allowed Lifestyle Lift to do their thing on me 8/18/10. As you can see from the hour of this writing i am up- still in pain 8/28/10. My eyes are ruined ! They made them smaller, mean looking. the incisions arent in the crease but across the lids- neither eye matches nor did the style of the sitiches put in them. surgeons have distinctive stich styles, and i sware their techs did my eye procedure ! I have folds of skin over the red puffy scar on one eye, with scars 1/2" out on both eyes. i never even had crows feet on either eye ! I have never worn make-up and dont even know how i will funtion in public like i look...!
My face is 4" broader across the ears, which were "re-sected" to my face ! ( One ear is NOT connected ) I wonder that i hear with them. My scars are in front, in back, in my hairline above and my neckline below ! My neck has a bulge across the trachea, and a lump under one side. Around my ears and neck below them is hot and still swollen. I too have been eating through a straw, while laying in ice packs . Not able to drive because of pain pills, and i never took asprin ! My children were born at home and i cooked dinner later.
The procedure is not an hour. You do not get up and go to work afterwards, nor did i look anything like their models!
I am Disabled individual and feel this MacDonalds- for- faces more than just ripped me off . i'd give anything to have my old self back !
The procedure took from 1:30-6:45pm. they brought me out un-councious, from the pain probably, dumped me in my construction worker brothers car. They KEPT MY PURSE though. So i had No credit or debit cards, no cash ( which wasnt there upon the nearly 24 hour return) i had no ID or insurance cards either. Couldn't go to ER, and even then they would have unwrapped the 48 hour facial 'corseting' i was to stay in . When i 'came to ' at my brothers, at 1a.m, i was trying to scream- with raw pain.
With no keys, (in the purse ! too) we hadn't been able to take me to my home. Called a locksmith to get in- had no money or checks, so my brother finally broke into the house to get to the pain pills. My brother had to call a retired nurse friend to stay with me, and take my pulse for the next 12 hours

After the huge lies and misrepresentations about the reality of LifeStyle Lift experience here, I must speak out !

BEWARE ! BEWARE ! BEWARE ! Nadia from Tavares Florida

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Update by Truthseeker1
Oct 08, 2010 8:36 am

Life style Lift finally did my fraxel (?) Laser... whole face... Tuesday. This was done to complete the original services promised. I received no notes on care for following post-procedure, and conflicting instructions orally on the care P-p. If they are in the big business of 'make N faces' why don't they care more about what they are doing ? Responsibility doesn't end with mere payment.
I was advised by the lawyers at my bank to make a medical complaint about quality of services... If you received no services you can get credited by the card issuer ! CERTIFY letter ( fax too) objecting to charge. I am still awaiting results of "healing" and am on down-time again. Boy do i know the meaning of "what price vanity" ! it is far more than money...
truthseeker1

Update by Truthseeker1
Aug 29, 2010 3:22 am

Me again - forgot: they never did any Lazer to my face . I am licensed Facial Specialist. I was charged for this .

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Oct 07, 2010 10:16 pm
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Lifestyle Lift gave me the "Free" consultation and then stuck me with a $400.00 fee after I canceled the surgery date within 24 hours of the "Free Consultation". It took 4 months to get the money back for which they had done "nothing" and even then it cost about $35.00 for fees for the Medical Credit Card I had used! They are a rip off!

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