Pay attention to the white dots on the tip of the nose and to the more subtle
highlights on the nose in between her eyes. Those dots and highlights are
reflections from the flash. The white dots on the tip are
just a bit higher in position in the after picture, indicating that the tip of the nose was
elevated during surgery.
In the after picture, the white highlights on her nose between her eyes flow
down onto the nose a small distance, allowing you to see that her nose is narrow
in the mid-dorsum. In the before picture, you see less of those
highlights flowing down the nose, because the before nose is wider and less
The base view of her nose, view 9,
also illustrates the narrowing of her nose quite well.
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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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