She inherited these wrinkles. The peel is actually a much more
hide-out-at-home-for-a-while operation than the face lift. The skin swells
impressively after the peel, and you have to wait for the old skin to drop off,
as after a bad sunburn. FacialSurgery.com will eventually have a surgery tutorial on the chemical
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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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