Do I need bandages or drains with a facelift?

dressAfter performing almost 1,000 facelift procedures, Dr. Niamtu has been able to eliminate bandages and drains from all facelift operations. The only bandage Dr. Niamtu uses with facelift surgery is a light “collar” that fits loosely around the neck which is only required for the first night after surgery.  In addition, Dr. Niamtu does not use traditional bulky drains with facelift surgery.  Eliminating drains and bandages has greatly streamlined the post operative recovery for patients.