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Lifestyle Lift Controversy

December 29th, 2012 Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD

Due to the massive advertising on television for the Lifestyle Lift (LSL), many San Francisco Bay Area women ask what it is and how is it different than the traditional facelift.

Even though, it is advertised as something new and unique, it is not. It is basically a mini-facelift that has been around since the 1960’s. The mini facelift is for the patient with simple facial laxity. It is not for the patient with large amounts of loose skin and fat.

The aggressive marketing practices target women that are looking for a less expensive solution for their aging face than the traditional face lift procedure. Lifestyle lift claims that the procedure can be done in an hour, pain free, under local anesthesia, and it is possible to go back to work the next day. Some patients have been pleased with their results, but many are not.

Do your homework, Google “lifestyle lift controversy” and see for yourself.  CBS 46, an Atlanta TV station, did a 3 month investigation; the results can be viewed in a 9 part video on You Tube, which shows interviews with former employees and patients. Some former employees stated they had quotas to meet and were pressured to “close the deal” no matter what. They also were to wear white lab coats even though they had no medical training.  CBS 46 points out that many companies that have reported unhappy patients have been sued, including CBS 46. Evidently LSL is quick to sue to try to silence their critics including WebMD. Cases have either been settled or dismissed by the judge. LSL reached a settlement with New York State over claims that LSL had posted false customer endorsements on third party websites including realself.com.

Most of the surgeons performing the surgery are not board certified plastic surgeons; in fact many are not even plastic surgeons but osteopath doctors.

High Quality Vitamins Make for a Faster Recovery for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Patients

December 14th, 2012 Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD

 

Due to patients busy lifestyle; many are concerned with the amount of time for recovery after a cosmetic surgical procedure, such as a facelift, breast surgery for men and women, tummy tuck and liposuction. Dr. Delgado has noted a marked advantage in the recovery of those patients who followed his advice by taking high quality vitamins both before and after their surgery.

 

Dr. Delgado wanted to find the best product available for him to recommend to his San Francisco patients. He believes he found what he was looking for with VitaMedica. VitaMedica has a specific Surgery Program that starts two weeks before surgery and continues until two weeks after surgery. The Surgery Program includes; Clinical Support both AM and PM, which is an excellent multivitamin that does not contain vitamin E (a blood thinner dangerous for surgery patients) with higher doses of vitamin C. In addition, the program includes, Arnica Montana and Bromelain with Quercetin, which reduces bruising and inflammation allowing the patient a faster healing time.

 

The results for patients taking the VitaMedica Surgery Program were so encouraging to Dr. Delgado that he now includes them for all of his surgery patients.

VitaMedica Surgery Support Program