Left temple down to side of face still tingles when rubbed. Right temple tingles less and that eyebrow recovered,but left frontalis muscle still paralyzed and 1" lower w/o Botox. Is this common this late? A sign that paralyzed left eyebrow could recover? If braided suture DID fail on paralyzed side (as doc thinks)would this cut the frontalis or did it just get injured in surgery? Does it need removal? How often does this happen? I am so worried it will never recover. My eyes have no expression.
Temples Have "Pins and Needles" Tingling 5.5 Mo. After Face and Brow Lift. What's Happened?
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Nerve issues face surgery
The tingling and numbness is quite common and should improve with time (up to a year). The muscle weakness is less common but it too typically improves over time.
Pins and needles after a facelift
Pins and needles on temples
The pins and needles sensation is a sign that your sensory nerve endings are recovering. The droopy brow is related to possible damage to a MOTOR nerve (frontal branch of facial nerve). In most cases this will recover on its own in 12-18 months. There really is nothing to do at this point, other than Botox to the opposite side to improve cosmesis while the nerve heals. Good luck!