Lost facial feeling on the right cheek and lip after zygoma reduction. Will I permanently lose the feeling?
Doctor Answers (2)
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.
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.