Consumer magazine warns readers about fine print in facelift advertisements
By Dr. Sutton Graham on February 04, 2010
Each issue of Consumer Reports has humorous notes and photos inside the back cover. My staff was tickled to see their "Asterisk Alert" in the March 2010 issue, page 63.
One of the pieces was a before-and-after photo of one of the "1-800-facelift" type advertisements. It said, "Looking years younger is simple with a _______lift." Just check these before-and-after shots of Linda Sue, with "no retouching." Oops: There's an asterisk. It refers to this disclaimer: "Patients had optional neck-firming procedure in addition to ________lift." We asked what that procedure might be. "You'd have to come in to one of our 42 offices around the nation and be assessed," a customer-service rep said. "I can't tell you over the phone.""
Our patient coordinator (Betty) or nurse (Cathy) are happy to fully discuss all the procedures Dr. Graham performs with any caller. Our web site has additional information and our photo gallery.
Dr. Graham is very experienced at a variety of facelift techniques.
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