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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Numbness 6 Weeks After Face and Necklift
Numbness or muscle weakness following a #facelift is not uncommon. When the skin is separated from the underlying tissues during #surgery, small sensory nerves are cut. Varying degrees of #numbness will be present after surgery and will improve gradually as the nerves reconnect to the skin. This process can take from 2-6 months for face, neck and cheeks, and to 9-12 months for the forehead and scalp. Muscle #weakness may also be present around the mouth especially if liposuction is used. This typically recovers fully in the months after surgery. If you have certain concerns about the procedures and #healing process, it is recommended to call your board-certified surgeon or their medical staff and discuss those #concerns.
Post op numbness
It is completely normal for you to still be experiencing some post op numbness at 6 weeks. In terms of the liposuction, you will need to speak with your surgeon.
Facelift Revovery and Numbness
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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.
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