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I'm a Michigan-based Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been featured on Dr. 90210. The info here is my opinion alone and should not be taken as fact or as medical advice. I've not treated any of the celebrities presented here.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Article on the Lifestyl- Lift and the Quicklift

There is a very well-written article on entitled : A Face From an Infomercial. It covers the recent emergence of mass-marketed mini-facelifts, such as the Lifestyl- Lift and the Quicklift. Here are some excerpts from the article:

Currently, 25 to 30 doctors receive patients through The doctors attended a one-day workshop priced at $1,950 (and sometimes a few other days of training) taught by Dr. Brandy, a cosmetic surgeon with a background in emergency medicine.

Sharron Bryant, a manager for Lindt Chocolates in Dallas, who got a Lifestyl- Lift in 2007, said she had a “high pressure” consultation and put down a deposit before meeting a surgeon. Ms. Bryant, then 59, paid $6,100 for a Lifestyl- Lift and chin liposuction. She never needed pain medication during her weeklong recovery, she said.
But she disliked the loose skin that remained on her jowls and neck. “I got nothing for the money,” she said. She later paid $8,200 for a traditional face-lift from a different surgeon.

On, a Web site where patients discuss cosmetic surgery, 37 percent of the 170 people who reviewed the Lifestyl- Lift said the procedure was “worth it,” while 63 percent didn’t think so.

I believe that you get what you pay for. I do not perform the Lifestyle Lift or the Quicklift. For the rest of the article, click here.

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


Anonymous said...

Uh, why are otolaryngologists performing cosmetic surgeries???

It's interesting that the one pleased patient is only 46. She probably needed only minimal work. I wonder if she would have been as sastisfied if she were 56.

JamiSings said...

Geez, they make them sound so much more affordable on the air.

Well, there goes that idea. I'll have to tell mom too. We've both often talked about how we'd love to get rid of our double chins, and diet & excercise just don't help that area no matter what people want to tell me.

Anonymous said...

JamiSings, if you are young and skin your platysma muscles are in good shape, you might be happy with just chin lipo which would be very affordable.

JamiSings said...

Anon - my mom, who just turned 66, wants something done too. Which is why we both talked about it.

Admittedly, we're both fat, but diet and excercise just do not take care of double chins. And I can't help but feel if I can look in the mirror without wanting to cry, I'd be inspired to diet and excercise more. Right now, looking at all the areas where it's so hard to shed weight to begin with like the chin I just feel it's not worth the struggle.

I just can't afford it. It's too bad that health insurance won't pay for it. Or that plastic surgeons can't offer deals where they'll give you discounts if you allow medical students to observe and/or be filmed for instructional videos for medical schools and advertisements. Something to make plastic surgery affordable without having to take your life into your hands and end up at say - the "doctor" who froze Priscella Presley's face.