As you will see in this section on face lifting and peeling, patients who are
reasonable candidates for both the face lift and a peel of the full face often
achieve a dramatic improvement. The two operations work well with each other:
the face lift reduces sagging of excess skin, followed by the peel, which
smoothes the skin's texture and wrinkles.
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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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