Have you had experience with Lifestyle Lift? We want to hear from you whether your experience has been a dream come true or a nightmare.
The Lifestyle Lift Commercial
You’ve seen the commercials on television, featuring spokeswoman Debby Boone along with glowing testimonials, claiming that Lifestyle Lift can restore a youthful face in as little as an hour.
The current advertisement being run begins with Ms. Boone stating the following:
Today we’re letting you know about Lifestyle Lift, a breakthrough process that really does turn back the hands of time. Imagine waking up, going to the mirror, and seeing yourself the way you looked years ago. You can transform your appearance thanks to a breakthrough medical process than can take years of wrinkles, frown lines, and sagging skin off your face and neck. It’s called Lifestyle Lift. Look at these amazing transformations of just some of the over 150,000 people who have already had a Lifestyle Life. Everyone is talking about it.
The first thing I noticed in the commercial is that there was a microscopic disclaimer that I couldn’t read even on my HD television. I was able to view the commercial on their official website, and finally read the entire disclaimer:
Patient had Lifestyle Lift facial, neck and eye firming procedures, Las Vegas NV center. Lifestyle Lift offers surgical procedures which take about one hour, but more time may be required to achieve better results. many patients return to normal activities in a week but some need extra healing time.
What is Lifestyle Lift?
Good luck finding the answer to that question on the official Lifestyle Lift website! The answer is that Lifestyle Lift is merely a type of face lift which does not require general anesthesia, and appears to focus on the lower face and neck. Some doctors refer to it as a “mini-face lift.” This means that incisions are made, and with that in mind the skill of the doctor performing the procedure is of utmost importance.
In writing this article we have managed to contact several people who had the gone through the procedure and the results have been mixed. While one person informed us that they were completely satisfied with Lifestyle Lift, another claimed the procedure left her scarred and required additional surgery. Some have claimed that they were able to get back to work right away, while others have complained of being in terrible pain for over a week.
The cost of Lifestyle Lift varies, depending on location and the nature of the work being done. From what we have learned, it appears that the average patient spends around $3000-$8000 for the procedure.
It appears that the cost and the satisfaction with Lifestyle Lift vary greatly, often depending on the location and the doctor performing the procedure. This leads us to believe that the procedure itself is probably sound, but the implementation is where problems arise. It is probably not a good alternative to a full-fledged plastic surgeon who has many procedures in his arsenal.
- If you’re considering getting a Lifestyle Lift, we recommend you investigate your doctor thoroughly before taking the plunge.
- Once you find a doctor with whom you feel comfortable, be sure the doctor is the one performing the procedure, and not an assistant or intern.
- Some users have reported high-pressure up-selling tactics, where they try to convince you to add extra procedures, which can end up more than doubling your initial price quote.
- It is unclear if all of the doctors performing this procedure are actually plastic surgeons.
- Detractors have said that such “mini face lifts” are not at all “breakthrough” as the commercial claims.
If you’re on the fence about Lifestyle Lift, we suggest that you visit surgery.org, which is the official website for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, or plasticsurgery.org which is the website for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. There is no mistaking these doctors for the real deal. Be sure to read their 2009 article which discusses these “quick fix” surgeries in an article entitled “Branded Surgery Is Not Always the “Quick Fix” it is Advertised To Be.” In this article, we read the point of view that a treatment should be tailored to the patient on an individual basis. It is also written that these procedures are sometimes performed by “…untrained or inadequately trained practitioners, some of whom are not medical doctors…”
We’d like to hear from you
Let us know if you have any experience with Lifestyle Lift. Let us know which location served you, what you had done, the cost, and if you felt it was a worthwhile investment.
Article updated January 11, 2013