Lifestyle Lift Fined for Posting Fake Reviews

lifestyle liftLifestyle Lift, a cosmetic surgery franchise that offers a branded facelift procedure, has been fined $300,000 by the State of New York as a result of accusations that the company had been posting fake reviews about its products and services on its own website.

This is the first case in the United States to be made against a company that has been taking advantage of website promotions by posting fake testimonials and reviews, and the results of the case show that the company went as far as having employees create personal websites that also contained false testimonials and reviews about Lifestyle Lift and its procedures.

The company has over 40 locations in the United States, and did not formally admit or deny being guilty during the course of the settlement case. The company has now removed all web content that serves as a testimonial or review, and is reportedly enforcing policies that will no longer tolerate this type of behavior.

LifestyleLift.com serves as the central hub for all of its franchises, and includes detailed information about the Lifestyle Lift facelift procedure, as well as a free online consultation for prospective patients. The company has posted a highly-visible “Lifestyle Lift Code of Internet Conduct and Assurance” badge on its home page, that states:

“Lifestyle Lift® pledges that all Internet communications accompanied by the trademarked Lifestyle Lift® logo are fair and accurately represent the latest in medical information about facial firming procedures. The comments and photographs are from actual patients and fairly represent the results and opinions of thousands of our patients. Lifestyle Lift® is proud to take a leadership role in establishing new standards of Internet conduct and communications. We promise that any Internet communication accompanied by our logo can be relied upon as true and accurate; and all communications originating from our practice will be clearly identified with the Lifestyle Lift® logo.”

Consumers are warned to review all websites outside of LIfestyleLift.com in detail to ensure that the Lifestyle Lift logo is visible.  Websites such as LifestyleLiftLetters.com and other sites that do not bear the official Lifestyle Lift logo or trademark may not be legitimate review sites.

Further Reading

  • Motivated by his wife and kids, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who once called himself “the healthiest fat guy you’ve ever seen”, disclosed Tuesday he secretly underwent Gastric Banding (Lap Band Surgery) on February 16, 2013, performed by Dr. George Fielding, head of NYU Medical Center’s Weight Management Program.

  • Sound Surgical Technologies, the company behind Vaser Liposelection the Vaser ultrasound device, has developed the VaserShape system, a non-surgical device that helps reduce cellulite and inches in certain areas of the body. The VaserShape device is a non-invasive body contouring system powered by ultrasonic laser. The device is designed to disrupt fat cells beneath the skin by delivering ultrasound energy deep into the skin’s tissues.

  • Women who want to squeeze into their favorite pair of high heels but can’t find the perfect fit do have the option of undergoing cosmetic foot surgery. This procedure is designed to sculpt and shape the foot by lengthening or trimming the toes, and may also help to remove painful bunions and other growths that are causing pain around the feet and ankles.

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