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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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The base view can also demonstrate that the nose was deprojected.  When a nose is brought back closer to the face, the distance from the tip of the nose back to where the nose attaches to the upper lip decreases, decreasing the height of this triangular base view.

As the tip comes closer to the face, the nostrils widen out a touch.  If they seem as though they will widen excessively, I use a nostril-narrowing procedure during the rhinoplasty to keep them from bulging out too far.


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Questioner: 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
Deb,

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.

Best of luck with your procedure-

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