Can anyone tell me about the drains after a facelift?
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While drains may be necessary after facelift surgery, not all will require them. First ask your surgeon if he or she uses drains on all facelift patients, or only when a high degree of suspicion exists for bleeding etc.
When they are removed, frequently the are is still numb from the procedure itself. Usually patients feel the process but it is not painful. Check with your doctor if any pain precaution would be necessary. Good luck!
When drains are used after a facelift, they are usually very small and are removed with no pain. Typically, most surgeons will remove them the following morning after surgery. Since each plastic surgeon will have his or her own preference, I would recommend that you discuss this issue with your surgeon. Good luck!
Drains after a Facelift
I rarely use drains in facelift surgery; only in the unusual patient that bleeds a little more during the operation. If necessary they are easily removed without pain the day after the operation.
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Drains after facelift
all I do is facelifts. I've rarely used a drain in the last ten years, they are used ritualistically by plastic surgeons and have problems of their own. Most of the time they come out easily.
The drains used are usually very small and not painful at all to remove. A facelift is not as painful as most people expect. The biggest complaints are feelings of tightness. Good luck. Jane
Drains after facelift
In my practice , I use a drain less facelift technique . On a rare occasion, I may need to place a small drain during a facelift . If so, most of the time the drain is removed with very minimal discomfort within 24/48 hours .
Seeking out a consultation with a board- certified plastic surgeon to determine the technique which is appropriate for your anatomy .
Hello and thank you for your question. I use a very small 4mm drain behind each ear. They are removed 12 hours after surgery. Removal is pain-free and most patients do not even notice the drains being removed at all. If good technique is used,
a facelift can be done with minimal scarring and can result in a natural look, not
over-done look, with rejuvenation of your face. Make sure you specifically look
at before and after pictures of real patients who have had this surgery
performed by your surgeon and evaluate their results. The most important aspect
is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek
consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate
you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
The way I do my facelift I leave a very small drain behind each ear. As long as the output is minimal, both drains are typically removed the day after surgery. Patients report that the pain when removing the drains is very minimal. Best of luck!
there is very little discomfort when removing drains. Removal depends on how much output there is. Best wishes.
Sometimes drains are used after a facelift surgery to help provide an egress for fluid and prevent a collection of fluid under the skin. These drains are often removed on the first day after surgery. If your surgeon chooses to use drains, they are often secured with a suture and removal is hardly noticed and usually not or minimally painful.
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