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I had upper & lower eyes & mini face end Nov, still numb but afraid of nerve damage, can only smile w/half of mouth, normal or permanent nerve damage?
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One side of lower face very weak muscles now, weakness goes down into neck area. Cannot move bottom lip down at all on that side of face. Can only smile full smile on half of face. Also, ripples in cheek on that side. (apparently from stitch under cheek)

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Plastic surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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January 25, 2010 2:03 PM


At this point it would be best for you to speak with your physician as he/she knows the extent of your surgery and exactly what was performed. He/she will be able to give you (more)
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Wayne, NJ
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  Most nerve problems resolve with time and patience.
January 24, 2010 6:15 PM

While the degree of weakness you are describing is very unusual for the type of facelift I perform, it can happen. Also, you surgeon may have performed a different type of facelift. In (more)
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Mobile, AL
United States
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January 22, 2010 6:02 AM

While these are the rare complications that everyone fears with facelifts, at this point in time you need to have patience. Surgery is performed near the facial nerve during a facelift. (more)
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