Lift Chains, Future Doesn’t Look Pretty

March 19, 2015 12:23 AM

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Lift Chains, Future Doesn’t Look Pretty

Lifestyle Lift, a nationwide chain of about 50 cosmetic-surgery centers, abruptly shut its doors earlier this month, laying off nearly 400 employees, its spokeswoman said. Its founder, Dr. David Kent, is “exploring a number of strategies,” according to his lawyer, which could include filing for bankruptcy or an infusion of new capital to restart the brand.

Fueled by its heavy use of national advertisements, the 14-year-old company with 77 doctors had grown to command a major share of the face-lift market. At its peak in 2013, it brought in $186 million in revenue and performed 18% of all face-lifts done by board-certified physicians in the U.S., accor...

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