A careful evaluation of these photos will reveal that the tip of the nose was
narrowed during surgery, and that little groove in the middle of her tip was
It's hard to see a hump from the frontal view. In the after picture,
you can see two parallel vertical white lines that follow down the dorsum of
her nose. Those white lines are the reflections from the flashes.
They have a different shape in her before picture, and you can almost see where
the hump was.
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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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