I had surgery done by Lifestyle Lift on my neck for a nieck lift. I was lead to believe it would be "no problem". Things started out pretty simple. I was injected and NOT put to sleep. Then the Dr. made the minor incision under my chin and then I felt this pushing and tugging,no pain untill he pushed or pulled something on my right jaw. I told them I felt something and the assistant said "Did you feel pain or pressure?" I said ...pain..the surgery continued. I believe a muscle was "ripped". .I saw him suturing the plat muscle. Then a very tight ace bandage was wrapped around my head. Mind you, they provide a hotel room for two nights. I stayed the night prior to and the night after surgery, so as to be able to get dressing changed. The day after my surgery, my chin had opened up and had to be resutured. The next week visit fluid had to be drawn off my neck ( approximately 2 cc's). [continued below]....
..... During ;the weekend after the aspiration ..more flud accumulated. As I tilted my head it would move from one side of my neck to the other. I called the 24 hours number with no return call. I called again during the day and was given an appointment on the following Saturday where the fellow doctor drew off more than 5 cc's of fluid and then placed me in a "sling". On my return visit the skin on my my neck has started to attach and looked lumpy and hard as a rock. I was instructed to get a untrasound hand held device (No more than $100 bucks!) and use it to help with the scarring. I could not get out of there fast enough without crying. I feel that I am maimed for the rest of my life. I am doing all I can to reduce the ugly wrinking and tough , hard areas in my neck.
Now six weeks post op. I have been going to a local Dr. for ultrasound on my neck daily for the past week after I returned from my business trip. I did purchase a hand held ultrasound (of which the Dr. said it was practically useless)and it has just arrived. . There may be some reduction of the LARGE lumps. it does seems to be reducing. I hope so. My neck still looks horrible and it a REAL: embarrassment for me and humiliating. I regret ever having this done.
I am warning people please please think twice about going to Lifestyle Lift, you are putting a 50/50 chance on yourself.
If you insist on having surgery, please ask for a mecdical Harvard, Yale, Princeton or high honor medical school grad doctor that has a clean record. Please do know shop for price, you pay for what you get. I recommend spending more to have the right people do this come of work, not a fly by night neck lift, it is not the way this kind of procedure is done.
Think twice and research Lifestlye Lift before going in to see them. There is a lot of scary stories online and I am one of them.