I am still numb down sides of face and under my chin all along to my ears. Also still swollen I think or it is a roll of fat but the swollen or fat is numb is this normal ??? Surgeon said that I may need lipo? Can anyone till me why that was not done when I had surgery
Had a face and neck lift 6 weeks ago.
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Facelift Revovery and Numbness
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Face and neck lift
Swelling and numbness after facelift
Normal at this point
Facelift numbness and healing
Thanks for your question. There are many dynamic changes following surgery including swelling, bruising and the beginning of healing. During a facelift, the sensory nerves are cut to lift the skin and redrape it. This sensation will return incrementally over 1 year and longer.
No other person can tell you what was or was not done at surgery. It is best to return to the surgeon with a list of your questions and address your concerns.
I encourage you to read the link / blog below to understand the general phases of healing and how to help oneself physically and emotionally during this dynamic process.
All the best!
Facelift and neck lift evaluating at 6 weeks
At 6 weeks, you are in the early stages of healing. It would be difficult to make any decisions based on how you look today. Liposuction may be delayed, because your surgeon saw volume loss in your face. A facelift and neck lift may pull some of that volume back up to your face. It's much easier to remove fat later than to replace it. I would recommend asking your surgeon directly. Safety comes first.
6 weeks post
Thank you for your question. Six weeks after facial surgery to judge the results is a little early. I do not know whether you will need liposuction to your jawline as I haven't seen any pictures yet. You may want to give this a little bit more time as you may find that the healing along with jawline improves with time. As a rule, swelling will progress down the face and into the jawline and for approximately 3 to 4 months will collect along the jawline. If you have any issues please contact a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
Face lift 6 weeks ago - still swollen and numb
- Numbness and swelling are normal 6 weeks after a face and neck lift -
- Swelling should be beginning to subside at 6 weeks but it will take 6 months to see the final result.
- Numbness will take 6 - 18 months to fully subside.
- Because of swelling, you would need to wait six months before deciding there is residual fat.
- If you had a heavy neck, one would expect the surgeon to remove the excess during the neck lift.
- Only your surgeon can tell you why this was not done.
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