The Lifestyle Lift website has a zip code locator that identifies nearby treatment centers. However, in March 2015, the majority of its centers closed, and the company was thinking about filing for bankruptcy, reports the Wall Street Journal.
On March 2, 2015, an email told most employees not to go to work, according to WSJ. No further procedures were scheduled except for postoperative exams.
Lifestyle Lift, which is headquartered in Michigan, has been investigated by state attorney generals twice concerning the company's advertising practices, WSJ discloses. A 2013 agreement in Florida caused the LIfestyle Lift to change marketing approaches. In 2009, the company agreed to a $300,000 settlement when New York investigators discovered that employees were posting false reviews on websites.
Lifestyle Lift advertised its treatments as less invasive and less expensive than other face lifts, relates CBS8. Unlike many face lift procedures, Lifestyle Lift focused on just the lower portion of the face. The operation addressed problems such as wrinkles, jowls and sagging "turkey neck."
The lift was done under local, rather than general, anesthesia, CBS8 explains. Tiny incisions were placed in inconspicuous spots, and then tissue under the skin was pulled tight. Patients returned home the same day. Recovery was reported to be fairly quick, and pain was minimal.