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Nerve Regeneration after facelift

I was persuaded to have a facelift to correct something that didn't get corrected. I experience weakness around my mouth for almsot 6 months now. If I swish mouthwash in my mouth, it dribbles out; if I try to grasp a spoon like when eating ice cream, my mouth can't pucker right to get all the ice cream off the spoon. I have trouble holding a straw in my mouth. Although there is a MILD improvment, is this nerve damage permanent? Is the muscle weakness wound my mouth permanent? How long for the strength around my mouth muscles to return?

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Plastic surgeon
Melbourne, FL
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  Muscle weakness around mouth after a Face Lift
May 30, 2012 7:57 AM

Typically, this facial weakness is temporary and resolves with time however, the weakness you are describing could also be due to possible injury to the buccal branches of your facial (more)
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Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
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May 29, 2012 3:26 AM

Very hard to answer over the internet. Best to seek in person second opinions. (more)
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