In this frontal view, you can see that the tip of her nose was elevated
slightly: you can see a teeny bit more of her nostrils. Also, the
white dots near the tip of the nose, which represent the reflections of the
flashes, are higher in position in the after picture, another indication that
the nose was shortened.
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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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