This patient is a perfect candidate for upper eyelid surgery for several
reasons. She has eyebrows that are nice and high (it's harder to get the
surgery right if the eyebrows are droopy). The excess skin on her upper
lids has caused a fold that hangs down on her lashes, preventing her from being
able to put eyeliner on her upper eyelids. And because of its excess, the
skin in her upper lids has become crinkly. Note the increased smoothness
of that crinkly upper eyelid skin in the after picture.
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My plastic surgeon doesn't use drain tubes after Neck Lift/Facelift. Is that okay?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Drains after facelift
This is a question that cosmetic surgeons discuss regularly and you will find many different opinions. Most feel drains do help minimize seromas (fluid collections under the skin) and improve the recovery process. Some surgeons use fibrin sealants which also work well. Others just depend on dressings and pressure. In general, however, if your surgeon is experienced with facelifts and getting excellent results, then whether or not they use drains should not be an issue.
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