Just Say No To . . . Drains!

Photo Of Beautiful Woman With Magnificent HairImagine being able to have a facelift without those pesky little rubber drains sticking out of your neck.

That’s right. What many people don’t realize when they first consider having a facelift is that most surgeons place surgical drains under the skin that stay in place for a day or two and have to be removed in the office.

About a year and a half ago, Dr. Rodwell adjusted his technique to avoid the need for using drains and has had outstanding results in over 125 patients since then.

Instead of drains, he applies a very thin layer of a “tissue glue” called Artiss under the skin. This liquid contains natural substances that are involved in your body’s ability to decrease bruising. The material also has some adhesive qualities which help to support the skin in its smoother, tighter position. The result is a noticeable improvement with decreased bruising, less swelling, and much better healing along the incision lines without the annoyance of having drains that need to be removed.


Dr. David Rodwell specializes in deep plane facelifts and revision facelift procedures when needed.  To learn more about your options and what to expect after this type of procedure call our office at (843) 628-1415 to schedule a private consultation.