For a while, the Lifestyle Lift company founded by ear, nose, and throat doctor David Kemp was the largest purveyor of facelifts in the U.S. with over a hundred centers performing his trademarked procedure across the country. Almost overnight it was gone. It was the modern medical equivalent of the carnival folding its tents and slinking off into the night except that in this case, it has not yet popped up somewhere else. Give it time. There is too much profit in cosmetic surgery for someone not to try to resurrect it in some new incarnation.
The company failed for two reasons. It over-extended itself with its ruinous advertising budget and it sank under the weight of too many unfavorable reviews from those who were misled by the company's promises of dramatic results with minimal surgery, all under local anesthesia. Any experienced plastic surgeon who performs facelifts could have told you that there was a vast disconnect between the Lifestyle Lift promises and the reallity of facial aesthetic surgery.
If you want to find out what happened to the Lifestyle Lift, click on the link below. It is a cautionary tale for patients seeking cosmetic surgery in the new millenium.