You can tell that the length of her nose did not change much during surgery,
because our view of her nostrils didn't change significantly, and the position
of the white flash return dots on the tip of her nose didn't change. It does
appear, however, that some of the strong angles in her tip cartilages were
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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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