The before picture shows a massive amount of excess skin in that upper
lid. Look at the vertical distance in the before picture from the bottom
of her eyebrow to the edge of the skin hood, about at the level of her
pupil, and compare it with the much shorter distance in the after picture
between the bottom of her eyebrow and the crease that the upper lid makes just
above the eyelashes.
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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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