Hello, I had a sliding genioplasty almost 1 month ago. My lower lip and chin are still partially numb. Should I be worried? Thank you very much!
Lip and Chin Numbness 1 Month After Sliding Genioplasty
Doctor Answers 1
Nerve Function and Numbness
Numbness of the lip is due to stretching of the mental nerve as it exits the opening in the bone on the side of the chin. If the nerve is still intact then sensation should return within a couple of months at the latest. This is fairly common with chin augmentation although much more so with sliding genioplasty. Hopefully your sensation will return very soon.
Have a question? Ask a doctor
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.