United States - 32751
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.
Three weeks ago, I scheduled for a Liftstyle Lift in Manhattan. I met with Dr. Konstantin prior to surgery. He said he can improve my appearance and make me look younger. Mind you, I am in my late thirties. Most of the people I saw in the waiting room were much older, probably in their 60's or 70's. I felt so out of place. I had doubts about this procedure because I was afraid of having scars on my face. And my teenage daughter told me not to do it. She said I just need to lose some weight.
I couldn't sleep the night before my surgery. When I came in for the procedure the next day, I was really nervous. The technician took my blood pressure. When she was about to medicated me with valium, I told her " I am having second thoughts about this procedure." She said she will have the doctor talk to me. Boy oh Boy, this is when I truly know the ugly side of Dr. Konstantin. I said " I don't think I'm ready for this procedure. I am really nervous. I don't want to have scars on my face." He said "Don't be nervous, I'm going to give valium to relax you. Its going to be a small incision around your ear. You wont have scarring" He kept insisting me to take the valium. How can he promise no scarring on my face?? I said "My daughter thinks I don't need to have this procedure. I just need to lose some weight. Her opinion is important to me" He said "Nobody NEEDS to have this procedure, if they want to they can die ugly!! You're an adult, why are you asking your daughter for opinions." OMFG, I can't believe how rude and disrespectful he was. At that point, I just wanted my money back and walk out of there. This doctor is crazy and greedy. He then makes me feel guilty that I wasted his time. He could have had someone else do the surgery right now.
This just shows that Lifestyle Lift is a money hungry corporations who don't give a ### about their patients. They only care about our money. I am one of the few fortunate people who got their deposits back. I would not recommend ANYONE to Lifestyle Lift, especially this nasty doctor.
The informercial for Life Style Lift is a lie. They advertise a "new procedure" which takes only about an hour for drastic results. They equate the "procedure" with "going to the dentist" and they make out that you can return to work "in a few days" and even show a woman going out to lunch afterward. What they are really selling is a partial face lift without putting you under. You feel them cutting you with a scalpel, doing surgery on you with only a local anesthetic. You feel the tugging and pressure, and smell your own flesh burning as they cauterize. Afterward you are radically pressure bandaged, swollen and bruised with dark black sutchers. You are pretty much out of commission, looking and feeling horrid for a month or more. The scarring is terrible, the trauma stays with you. AVOID THIS COMPANY. If you've had this procedure, contact me to learn more about a possible lawsuit.
They charged thousand of dollars to cut me up leaving horrible scars behing my ears. Thank god they are not that visible. Nonetheless, the results were none. They falsy advertize that you can look 10 years younger and more. They show you these woman full of make-up. Anybody can look like a million bucks with the right make-up. The fact is my face looks the same, in fact my face is sagging even more, and the results are suppose to last 10 years. They refused to refund my money. Money that I might as well have thrown in the garbage. If there is anybody with the same experience please let me know what we can dol