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No movement in right side of top lip after SMAS lift 7 days ago
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After my face lift 7 days ago.When I smile the right side of my lip doesnt go up and out as it should do and is very lopsided & with no movement at all. Also the bottom right lip is slightly pulled down when smiling.Probably due to lipo. I have only slight movement in my right cheek also, but its worrying me that the top lip is completely paralysed.Could this be permanent nerve damage? The sensory perception is fine on these areas.Is there anything Ive written that tells you this will resolve. Thanks

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Miami, FL
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June 1, 2010 7:11 AM

Maybe but you may have a Facial nerve issue. RUN to the surgeon ASAP> (more)
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  nerve damage after face lift and chin lipo
June 24, 2010 12:32 AM

I went back to my PS and he explained that sometimes with this op the nerves going above the eye, in the brow area are sometimes effected but in my case it was a problem of the upper lip and cheek. I can see an improvement on a weekly basis so I am more relaxed about it now. He went to great lengths to show me photos from a facelift book how the face can be effected when the surgeon accidentally goes too deep and that after 8wks the nerves that have been bruised will be back to normal. Although I am not exactly symmetrical when i smile, I can see it is improving, so im sure your brow will be aswell. I think its a time issue which seems to be the case as with lots of other people who have written on this site. Unless the nerves were severed, they do recover. Hope this helps ease your mind. Do you notice an improvement yet?

Houston, TX
United States
  facial nerve problem...
June 12, 2010 4:16 PM

I also have a damaged (possibly severed nerve) and cannot lift my right eyebrow after a browlift (lateral), facelift, upper & lower bleph, & necklift. The doctor's response here and in other patient's questions seems to be a serious concern when it comes to damaged facial nerves. Why is my doctor not responding in same way? He just says "wait a few more months", and the opthammologist ps I went to for 2nd opinion said "a damaged facial nerve takes 3 - 6 months to heal sometimes".

I also would like to know how concerned I should be? What can be done to repair these nerves? Should I immediately seek out a ps that repairs facial nerves and just visit my regular ps regarding healing of the rest of my face? I hope you docs can tell me what to do. Thanks



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