I had a suture loop cheek lift 2.5 weeks ago. I bruised badly on the right side. As swelling is resolving I can animate normally for the most part but my lip is slightly numb on the right side and covers my teeth more when smiling and talking. I am worried because it feels like there is no improvement.
Midface Suture Loop Lift Lip Numb?
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Mid face suture loop lift still numb
If you had a lot of bruising (and every patient is different), you may have some sustained numbness for quite some time. The sensory nerves will almost certainly regain normal function within 6 to 12 months or sooner.
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Midface sutures with lip numbness
suggests that your sensory nerve has been injured but it should recover with time. As for the animation with smiling, if your muscles do move on that side, it too, should recover with time. I hope the midface suture lift did accomplish what you expected and if not, you should be discussing this with your surgeon.
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