Top of tongue numbness after Chin lipo. Any suggestions?

Hi - 5 days ago, I had the bbl with full body Lipo including the chin and ever since, the tip of my tongue has been severely numb. It's preventing me from eating n brushing my teeth properly. Is this normal.

Doctor Answers 3

Tongue Numbness post Chin Lipo

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
Thanks for your inquiry.You are still early in your postoperative period, but this numbness may not be due to the liposuction.It could be related to the tube utilized for anesthesia during surgery.This may just resolve on its own, but you can always follow up with your surgeon if you have any concerns.I hope this helps.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Top of tongue numbness after Chin lipo. Any suggestions?

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
Very rare complication that is sensory nerve related. Usually improves over a few weeks. Best to see your surgeon today!

Numbness of tongue is not normal

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
Check with your doctor.  Numbness of the tongue after chin liposuction is not a normal problem.
It should resolve as the nerve is in a deep area and not likely to be injured.
Best wishes, Dr. Denkler

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.