The frontal view shows us that the nose was shortened a bit as well. We
can see a touch more of her nostrils in the after view. She also has a subtle
finding in the tip of her nose. The two white dots on the tip, which are
the reflections of the flash, are rounder in the after picture, and more oblong
in the before picture. That change often happens when strong tip
cartilages with strong curves are made less prominent during surgery, creating a smaller,
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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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