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jaw numbness/speech problem 9 days after radiesse with lidocaine/epinephrine lip injections
Is there anything I can do? My doc says it will go away. Cannot pronounce p's, f's, b's, etc. Horribly afraid.


Plastic surgeon
los angeles, CA
United States
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  February 11, 2011 11:26 AM

I agree with your doctor - these symptoms should resolve on their own, but I would ask your doctor about maybe taking a medrol dose pack. Steroids may speed up the recovery process. I would not get Radiesse in the lips again if I were you. Stick to Juvederm or Restylane.

Thank you, Doctor, for your response.  February 11, 2011 11:50 AM

My doctor told me this morning that I have motor damage due to lidocaine with epinephrine, that may take months to heal. I believe she hit a nerve when she injected me. She says no, it's just my reaction to the epinephrine. Very sad. I am so self conscious of my speech that I don't want to go out. I have tried Medrol. Am on 2nd dose pack. Thank you

Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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  February 12, 2011 6:20 AM

Seek other in person opinions. Sorry. From MIAMI Dr. Darryl j. Blinski

I made a mistake (major) Revaness,not Radiesse was used  February 12, 2011 9:20 AM

Since I can't speak properly, I know I have motor nerve damage, due probably to the needle hitting my nerve. I am going to go to a speech pathologist, in the meantime. Thank you, doctors, for taking the time to respond to my question. Sincerely!



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