I strive to make a nose that doesn't draw attention to itself, but fits with
the rest of the face. Sometimes, a patient's ethnicity or personal tastes
will dictate that I do less during surgery, leaving the nose bigger than most
people would prefer, or doing more, making the nose smaller than the common
vote. Either way is fine, as long as we don't go too far, and as long as
we target the patient's rational wishes as closely as possible.
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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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