Try to follow the edge of her jaw from the chin up toward the ear in her
before and after photos. In the before photo, we lose sight of her jaw
line when we hit the jowl. In the after picture, we can follow the edge of
her jaw farther up toward her ear. That change is one of the main goals of
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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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