Full face lift

Your cosmetic plastic surgeon is a human being with all the frailties that brings with it, including a little “schadenfreude.”

A few years ago, I wrote the post below about face lift surgery being performed Face lift Surgery by Non-plastic-surgeons under the trademark name “Lifestyle Lift®” face lift. We have all seen their late-night ads on TV for face lift surgery with amazing results and a seeming ease that baffles the mind of any plastic surgeon who performs face lift surgery. Turns out none of it was true!

Lifestyles and lifts in plastic surgery

Here is an email I received today from Anne Cohen (whom I do not know, by the way) of a PR firm that is following what has been happening in Florida with the “Lifestyle Lift”  face lift company. I will let you read it, as last time I wrote about it I got another letter from the facelift company’s lawyers threatening to sue me for infringement of their trade name “Lifestyle Lift.” That is the problem. The company became a trade promoting cosmetic facelift with little regard for patients, results, ethics or just being good surgeons. What a shame that these types have now weaseled their way into our health care system.

Dear Dr. Tavallali, For some of my readers, Florida’s settlement with Lifestyle Lift® will be good news. For others, perhaps not.According to numerous articles on the web, Florida’s Attorney General, Pam Bondi, has announced a settlement with Lifestyle Lift® in that state. “Lifestyle Lift has agreed to change its marketing materials and practices to eliminate any possible consumer confusion about its services,” Bondi said.The Florida AG’s office has been investigating the company for several years to evaluate the accuracy and fairness of claims made through its advertising to consumers about its facial rejuvenation services. According to the Florida settlement, Lifestyle Lift® must disclose any compensation made to models used in its advertisements and materials, disclose the services performed on those models and comply with FTC guidelines regarding before and after photos used in endorsements and testimonials. The company can no longer use the term “revolutionary procedure” in its marketing.Further, Florida consumers who experienced unsatisfactory services between 6/1/09 and 6/10/13 may be entitled to a refund by submitting a claim form to Lifestyle Lift® by 9/8/13. You can download a copy of Lifestyle Lift® settlement with Florida via this link. The claim form is the final page of that document.As you may recall, in 2009 the State of New York charged the company with “astroturfing” for posting fake reviews on various websites, alleging they were written by satisfied customers. They settlement required payment of a $300,000 fine and promises not to post fraudulent reviews in the future.That’s the news for today!@
Anne CohenA Cohen Marketing & Public Relations845-901-5885 Cell212-330-8337 Office

Fast forward to my 2020 update;

Guess what? The lifestyle lift company is gone- Bankrupt in 2015, see her https://www.allure.com/story/lifestyle-lift-bankruptcy .

Turns out I was not the only one who objected to their unscrupulous methods. But wait… there are new crappy thread-lift companied who have taken over.. Resist becoming their fool.

Morad Tavallali, M.D., FACS