In this fully-lit oblique view, you can see that she has some irregular
pigmentation as a complication of the peel. Follow from the front of her
chin, along her jaw line up toward the ear and see how the skin color changes.
She was at a much higher than average risk of a noticeable pigmentation
change because she had so much pigment in her skin before surgery. If the
skin has a noticeable change after surgery, it's usually that the peeled skin is
lighter than it was before the operation. The lighter your skin, the less
pigmentation you have before surgery, and the less likely you are to have a
She was still an excellent candidate for the peel, however, because we
anticipated such a marvelous improvement that we thought we could live with a
little pigment irregularity.
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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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