Question : Are drains ever needed after a neck lift? Where are the inserted and how long are they used for?
Answer : Occasionally, drains can be used in a neck lift. This is done in cases where there is a lot of bleeding. This should be very, very unusual. In general, if a drain is needed, I like to bring it out in an area which will not be seen so that it will be hidden by either a shadow or contour so that when it heals, there will be no evidence that the drain was there.