Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD
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Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD
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Ask An Expert > Mehryar (Ray) Taban Message Board > Hi, My mum had a face lift and is now unable to raise her left eyebrow & she is not close her left eyelid as tight. So you recommend exercises?
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Hi, My mum had a face lift and is now unable to raise her left eyebrow & she is not close her left eyelid as tight. So you recommend exercises?

Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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  May 20, 2012 6:36 AM

Sounds like a facial nerve injury. Best to seek in person opinions.

Plastic surgeon
Baltimore, MD
United States
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Facelift  May 21, 2012 11:33 AM

The most important question is how long ago was the facelift?
Facial nerve injry is rare, but can happen, and that issue should have been discussed prior to surgery.
You need to take this issue to the surgeon to explain in detail the reason for the weakness of the orbicularis muscle which is causing her not to be able to close the eye tightly.
Injury to the frntal branch of the facial nerve paralyzes the frontalis muscle and thus one cannot raise the eyebrow.
Most of these nerve injuries are not permanent and can come back after some time.
A second opinion may be needed as well.

Oculoplastic surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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eyelid closure problem after facelift  May 21, 2012 2:29 PM

The most important thing to do for now is to keep the affected lubricated. Nerve/muscle injury can take up to a year to recover. It is best to see an oculoplastic surgeon in the meantime.



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