Lost facial feeling on the right cheek and lip after zygoma reduction. Will I permanently lose the feeling?
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Numbness after zygoma reduction
The nerve affected by your zygoma reduction is the infra-orbital nerve. It is near your surgery and is probably malfunctioning because of swelling. Feeling is likely to slowly return over 3-9 months.
Titanium plates can be removed once the bone heals. Unless you can feel them, there is not need to do so.
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