The face lift really only works from the level of the upper lip down to the
mid portion of the neck. All of his improvement in the eyelid and upper
cheek areas is attributable to the chemical peel.
With the combination of the face lift and the peel, he achieved some improvement of the folds
that course from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Those
folds are typically corrected not at all or only slightly with a face lift, but
adding the peel can give some reasonable softening. The folds that extend
downward and to the side from the corners of his mouth were also helped by the
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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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