I am in need of a full lift but I have a known allergy to many adhesives; will this make the healing process more difficult?
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Discuss Specifics With Your Surgeon
Although individual practices vary there is no need for adhesives or tape during or after facelift surgery so your allergy would have no impact on the healing process.
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Facelift and Adhesive Allergy
You should bring up any and all allergies you may have. Talking this through with your surgeon may be helpful in developing your personalized treatment plan to help you achieve the results you want and to allow you to heal properly.
Best of luck! And again, if you have any questions, contact your surgeon.
Adhesive allergy, will this affect a facelift?
Adhesives are not routine in most face lifts, so this should not be an issue. If you have had issues to sutures, antibiotic ointment or latex these should also be disclosed.
Depending on the degree of your sensitivity or allergy the tape around the I.V. placement can me managed successfully after it is removed.
You should expect a normal surgical event, but again be sure to discuss these issues with your surgeon.
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Thank you for your question! The adhesives in tape may be an issue. You can test a piece on your forearm to see if you are allergic, in advance of the surgery.
With Warm Regards
Trevor M Born MD
Face lift - will an allergy to adhesive affect my healing?
You are in luck - your allergy will not affect your face lift or its healing.
Although a little taping is sometimes used after a face lift, all you need to do is make sure your surgeon doesn't use any - it is not necessary.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Adhesive allergy contraindication to facelift
All surgeons do things a little differently. However I do not use any adhesives when I perform a full facelift. This really shouldn't hamper your ability to get a facelift. Best to discuss with your surgeon though. Best of luck to you!
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