I still have dizziness, numbness and pain since my facelift 8 months ago. What can I do?
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Dizziness 8 months after facelift
Regarding your numbness, this should be normal as your skin nerves regenerate in the facelifted regions.
Regarding your head hurting you would have to be more specific. The Neurologist may offer advice.
Another consultation from another Plastic Surgeon would be appropriate.
Issues after facelift
I'm sorry that you are having those issues after your surgery. Those symptoms do not sound like they are related to facelift surgery. I think that getting the VNG/ENG is a good idea and that continued follow up with neurology is important.
Dizziness after facelift surgery
Dizziness is a symptom and requires further characterization by a specialist or even subspecialist. Its symptoms can originate from problems related to the cardiovascular, vestibular (ear/balance center), and central nervous system. You have certainly taken the appropriate initial steps as far as testing goes.
If you haven't done so already, you might consider visiting with an ENT subspecialist called a neurotologist. They are experts at characterizing dizziness and are well-connected with other specialists that manage this problem. You can certainly also consider reaching out to internationally recognized institutions such as The Mayo Clinic or Johns Hopkins If you cannot find the help you need locally. I wish you the best and hope you can quickly address this problem.
As always, please remember that this response is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a patient-physician relationship.
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As far as the dizziness is concerned, I would be sure to discuss this with your primary care physician to be sure there is not another reason for this besides surgery. While surgery can cause dizziness in the immediate post-operative time, I wouldn't expect it to last this long. I agree with having a VNG to better delineate the cause of this.
I hope that this helps!
Posted Issues After Facelift
Best of Luck