Lfestyle lift gone wrong.

I had my Lifestyle lift in May of 2014, I had my neck and my eye lids done. I have had problems and can't seem to get any answers. So I went to my family physician she sent me to a dermotolish /surgeon. I have no feeling in my face large scaring behind my ears and no earlobes, the itching and burning of the scares are unbearable, I have scratch myself in my sleep to the point of bleeding because of the nerve damage. It cost me $3000.00 down plus the care credit plus the lifestyle lift credit card.This was my chance to feel better about myself but instead of looking yrs. younger I'm in disconfort all the time.
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#648429 Review #648429 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Rochester, New York
Cons
  • Overcharged
  • Scared and numbiness
  • Did a very bad job
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$50000
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Refusal to return deposits ( $1000)

made an appointment to have a lift done on my girlfriend GF had second thoughts and called to postpone procedure. In addition getting financing with Lifestyle they said that I had to come up with a larger down payment. This was fine with me and GF because I would have additional funds in 6-8 months. I was involved in an auto accident and was out of work for 6+ months. In need of money for living expences, I called for a refund of the $1000 in cash that I made at time of first interview. Was told that only GF could request refund. GF went to the Rochester office and found it closed numerous times. GF then called corporate phone number and was told that someone from the local office would arrange a return of the deposit monies. Never heard back from local or corporate office. About a month or so back went to local office and found that it had been closed with out explanation. Is there anyone out there who can help in getting this deposit returned or are we out all this money?
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#643630 Review #643630 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Buffalo, New York
Service
Lifestyle Lift Procedure
Reason of review
Problems with payment
New Reviewer

Is there a class action lawsuit against Lifestyle Lift?

I had the surgery in Grand Rapids, MI and was left with a scar and was told I would need another "procedure" which was scheduled for early March. Then I got a call from Dr. VAGOTIS' office asking me to call and reschedule now I can't get an answer to any of my phone calls. But they had the nerve to send me an e-mail message from her private practice about their "Spring Specials". I say the Dr. did the surgery not "Lifestyle Lift" and I want to sue, but if there is a class action suit I will join that. Tell me where to sign up!!!
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17 comments
#1745915

I to had a bad experience with Life Style Lift, scar's, A frame eye, chin is loopsided. But of course the doctors are safe from any monitary damages

#1746767
@PissedConsumer1745915

Text me at 865898**** I wanted to also talk to you as similar issues a friend has had.

#1697957

They said, " it won't hurt" bull. It's was so painfull and I had fluid buildup, A framed eye's, and lopesided chin.

Now what?

I want my money back. How do I get it?

#1665008

I still have scars, and discoloration (from bruising) from 2013 surgery Also have flaps of skin at my temples, that doctor was going to fix, but then went out of business. Not happy.

#1512042

There was a class action suit 7-8 years ago but the judge threw it out, saying we needed to file individually. I was part of that suit. They are bankrupt and gone now

#1423935

I am looking for anyone who had a lifestyle lift done. Also trying to see if there is a class action lawsuit against them.

If you are one of many that had this procedure and it went wrong please contact me. I had it done and it has ruined my face.

#1486651
@PissedConsumer1423935

I still have scars after 4 years. Worst thing I have ever done! Pushy sales people, doctor had bad attitude, very over priced!

#1745070
@PissedConsumer1423935

Hi there, my name is Cynthia and my mom had the mini face lift and neck tightening procedure somewhere around 2008ish.... it was such a tramatic situation.. we tried to pursue vendication with only closed doors and dead ends

#1411477

I had the lifestyle lift over 10 years ago..the stiches are still in my face! He didnt remove them all..10 grand I payed..it was extremely painful during the procedure..he didn't numb the left side of my face..he just get instructing the assistant to keep giving valium and Vicodin..im surprised I didn't od!

#1300364

I also would like to file lawsuit. The surgery left scares on but cheeks.

I had mine done in 2012 in Atlanta. Is there a class action lawsuit against Lifestyle Lift?

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#636005 Review #636005 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Product
Lifestyle Lift Surgery
Cons
  • Did not do what i was requesting
  • Lied about fixing problem
  • End result
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$5500
Preferred solution
Deliver product or service ordered

Lifestyle Lift Facelift Review

I had a facelift a month before they closed could not get no follow up care I had a terrible infection for months never heard a word from them anyone else had this problem
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#634996 Review #634996 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Paradise, Nevada
Reason of review
Poor customer service

Deposit was never returned

I went to the Lifestyle Lift in St Louis MO in 2011. I put down a $400 deposit. They said if I put down a deposit, that I was guaranteed to get the procedure at the price that they quoted me. I changed my mind after reading a lot of reviews. I am still waiting for my deposit to be returned. Now they are out of business. I called many times .If ever there is a class action lawsuit, please let me know, I would like to be part of it. I called many times, but to no avail. I do not know what to do next
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#634240 Review #634240 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Saint Louis, Missouri
Service
Lifestyle Lift Procedure
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Loss
$400
Preferred solution
Full refund

Lifestyle Lift - Neck Lift Review from New Castle, Delaware

I had a life style next lift done some time ago and went back less than two month afterward to complain that my neck started sagging again. Was told initially I was a perfect canidate but when I went back was told something about a matesemo band in my neck needed to be repaired (whatever that is) wasn't told this during my first visir nor during surgery or after. I spent a lot of money on a neck lift I was told would last 8 to 10 years and it only lasted less than two months. Do I have any means to take action against a company who ripped me off, lied, and took me for a large amnt of money.
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#1342706

Sorry. The only thing you can do is to fine a lawyer and present your case in court.

BBB and consumer protection can't help you.

No reason why those agencies even exist. Those agencies only file complaints, they do not investigate.

ID
#634101 Review #634101 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
New Castle, Delaware
Reason of review
Bad quality

Lifestyle Lift - Face Lift Review from Naperville, Illinois

I have lift done in September 2013, way before bankruptcy. Result s were very disappointing. I contacted corporate, BBB, Georgia state s attorney all said there was no pattern of abuse or bad business. Go figure. I also filed complaint with medical board against Dr. Whitaker in Atlanta, again no evidence of malpractice, etc. I would love to hear from anyone who filed lawsuits. This company is totally irresponsible and took advantage of lots of folks. I can be contacted at fb217@***.com
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#629232 Review #629232 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Naperville, Illinois
Reason of review
Bad quality

Lifestyle Lift - Face Lift Review from Sacramento, California

I to was told that I would have no scars I work with children at an elementary school and they call me a monster I exlplained to Dr. Almonte that I came in to fix my scar he said wait for a couple of months I'll fix it. I did now there telling me I can not get an appointment because they don't see anything wrong and I owe 400. So I better pay the 400. Or the scars stay I could not believe that a receptionist could even make those decisions but yes I'm scared up all behinds my ears big lumps of fluid scar tissue and my face is hanging again were my scar is almost like a draw string holding my face together and it's been only 6 months I need help and they changed there phone procedure so now I'm not able to contact them at all but it don't matter cause they just hang up on me I payed 7000. And I wNt my money back or fix me please
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#626361 Review #626361 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Sacramento, California
Reason of review
Bad quality

Review in Plastic Surgery category from Los Angeles, California

VERY unhappy with results!!!! After several return visits to Dr Gocken complaint about disappointing results , I received a phone call saying I quilified for a "revision" BUT it would cust me an additional &500 . I already dad an$1100 credit for work I was to have done later . When I called today the # had been disconnected!!!! I called an attorney!!!!
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#993432

I am so mad and dissapointed to them because of my face lift live a big scars and keloid in my ears side still been very bad , and my neck still saggy, im looking forward to sue them and not to do this malpractice scamming money pit kind of job , they dont care about peoples suffering for what they done , they been paid and now there Gone.

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#624654 Review #624654 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Los Angeles, California
Reason of review
Bad quality

Lifestylift A fraud

Dr. Blum also left me in the room with his assistant after finishing the right side of my face with the mini face lift as he went to see a client in the lobby. Later he returned and continue the procedure on the left side of my face. Then he finished the eyebrow lift, which was not effective at all other then a numb head after over one year now and NASTY FACIAL SCAR FOR LIFE. Victoria (916)517-**** his assistant should be sued as well as she lied through the entire process and never returns my calls just as her accomplice Dr. Blum. I can give an interview about my nightmare experience.
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#623824 Review #623824 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Roseville, California
Cons
  • Botched surgery paralization
  • Healing time
  • Pushy salespeople
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$30000
New Reviewer

Botched surgery

I was charged $12,500,00 for a face lift by lifestyle lift in February 2014. I paid $8,000.00 down and was told the remainder would be financed through Care Credit. It was financed through a company called Healthcare Financial direct. I've paid them over a thousand dollars in monthly payments and they refuse to send a statement of my account. Lifestyle lift botched the surgery twice. They didn't want to complete the work. I notified Monet at Healthcare Financial Credit, then they call and asked me to come back to complete the job. I had seen a doctor in Gainesville, Georgia and was given an estimate for what it would cost to correct Lifestyles mistakes ($9,900.00). One week after being rescheduled, I received an email from the Lifestyle doctor they had been closed down and if she ever opened another practice, she'd finish the work. The doctor has vanished and I can't contact her, Lifestyle lift's Main office or the founder/owner. Healthcare Financial Direct insist I pay for something I've yet to receive. The operation performed by Lifestyle left me with nerve damage in my face, chin and below. I also still have pain in my chin and around the incisions around my ears. I have all correspondence between me, the Lifestyle lift doctor, Monet at Healthcare Finance Direct, and the doctor in Gainesville who pointed out the errors they made. I need legal assistance. Can you help me or guide me to someone who will? Thank you, John Alexander
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6 comments
#973644

Dr. Feelgood knows what's necessary about a situation he knows nothing about.

I can afford an attorney, but finding one is different. Who said anything about pro bono? Who appointed you the judge of the world? You're going to educate me on how people live and what they and I are entitled to?

I pay my way and it's none of your business little know it all.

No need to respond. you're a joke.

#973579

Wait a minute. You can afford to lay out 8 grand for an unnecessary surgery on your face, but can't afford an attorney, and now you're looking for some pro bono representation? Wow, some people in this world live on top ramen and goodwill clothing - some people blow their cash on facelift surgery.....

#973652
@PissedConsumer973579

Dear Dr. Feelgood

Wait a minuet.

What can be afforded or not or a surgery considered by you as unnecessary or not is not your call. As for top ramen and goodwill clothing, expand your brain by trying to feed the world or stopping heads from being chopped off by terrorist! Are is that what you believe in?

If not, you should have no comment about something that has not happened to you! Then it would of course be different, wouldn't?

#973574

You must work for them already. Have you ever looked up complaints against Lifestyle Lift?

Can you answer my previous questions? How do you contact their main office? You can't. They don't need to hire anymore liars.

They've already been exposed and sued in other states. Ask your doctor why they were force to close their doors in Atlanta.

#973565

You should be a spokes person for their Atlanta Office, but they've been shut down. Do you know why?

Do you know why there are so many customers here left hanging? Did you know Lifestyle lift is filing for bankruptcy? Can you contact there main headquarters?

Tell me how to contact their main headquarters. You can't.

#973517

I am guessing you went to the wrong doctor. I am in California and I had amazing wonder professional people and my face looks amazing. In Face, I was just looking them up to find out how I can be a representative for them!

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#622296 Review #622296 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Braselton, Georgia
Cons
  • Took our money
  • End result
  • Healing time
Reason of review
All the above
Loss
$25000
Preferred solution
A full refund of $12,500.00 plus $9,900.00 for corrective surgery Plus cost of all trips made ( approximately $600.00) pain and suffering, punitive charges in the amount of no less than $25,000.00.

Laser Treatment Review

Don't waste your money. Very painful
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#622113 Review #622113 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Citrus Heights, California
Reason of review
Bad quality

Lifestyle Lift - Surgery Review from Tallahassee, Florida

The procedure and end result was nothing that it was supposed to be. I have scars. Big scars. I was told that it would be small incisions with hardly no scaring. I woke up up during tge surgery. Painful. I am still paying on this with nothing but scars and lumps under my skin. I want my money back!
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#973646

I had the whole procedure done also, my ear lobes which were not attached to my face, after the face lift, now they were!. I had to have another plastic surg.

do it over to release my ear lobes. He could only correct so much!

Then After only 4 months the bags under my eyes were done the bags were back. They officered to do over, I would not have done there, I went to another Lifestyle lift Surgeon in Jacksonville, he did wonderful, but they would not pay for it unless it was done in Orlando were I had it done the first time.

So I am out another $700.00, after paying $8,900.00. Any suggestions to get my money back?

ID
#621092 Review #621092 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Tallahassee, Florida
Reason of review
Bad quality
New Reviewer

Misrepresentation - formula work, not individual

I am 64. I wanted to have a "lifestyle lift" for the past 10 years because it sounded to me like it was more than stretching skin over tissue. When I went in to have the interview, finally, I told them that I have a genetic predisposition to ptosis (drooping upper eyelid) and I wanted that tightened and wanted a forehead lift, as I look like a grouch, and I am not ( it's from squinting in the sun, even though I wear sunglasses). I was assured that the eyes and brow wrinkle would be taken care of with their method. Not so, even my neck tightening was lopsided. When they took the before and after shots they looked very nearly the same. Plus the recovery time was long and I looked like I had been hit by a truck. I saw the surgeon twice and he was not about to do anything about it. When I began to try and contact The Corporate office, I discovered that they were going out of business. < sighs> If anyone is doing a class action suit so that I can recover some of my money, I would be glad to join in: msmariellemartt@***.com.
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#620087 Review #620087 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Perris, California
Cons
  • Healing time
  • Did not like end result
  • Took our money
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$9000
Preferred solution
Full refund

My chin area is still saggy and now I have bumpy lines under my chin.

Lifestyle Lift - My chin area is still saggy and now I have bumpy lines under my chin.
I found the prepping for the procedure to be extreamly painfull, and was told that if i kept making noise the doctor would not continue and i would just be out the money, cause unlike the dentist, you pay upfront and you get what you get, they knew they were not going to make it right all along. I was not able to return the next week for my followup picture cause i got very sick. I finally went in, i believe it was the first part of january and was told they would fix the bumpy lines under my chin and to make an appointment, when i went to the front desk the girl said the problem would be reviewed to get the approval to fix the problem and they would call me, i have not heard from lifestyle lift and now i see why.
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#1008506

surprised no one has waited for the people/staff responsible for the damage they did and not did some damage to them!

ID
#619911 Review #619911 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Troy, Michigan
Service
Lifestyle Lift Procedure
Cons
  • Pushy salespeople
  • Did not like end result
  • Lied about fixing problem
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$6200
Preferred solution
Full refund