Numb ears after mini facelift?
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Mini lift and numbness
Thanks for sharing. There will normally be decreased feeling from where the skin was lifted. Although unlikely with a mini lift, a sensory nerve can be damaged (stretched, burned, or cut) resulting in more prolonged or permanent numbness. At 5 months post op the nerves are still "growing" back into the skin so there is still time for the feeling to return. I would say after 1 year post op the healing is all done. I wish the best for you.
I'm glad to hear that you are happy w/ your appearance. There is a sensory nerve that supplies the ear called the Greater Auricular Nerve. It can be injured during facelift surgery where dissection is carried out into the neck below the ear. However, the mini-facelifts tend to have less of a risk than with the full, standard surgery where an incision is made down the hairline behind the ear. It will likely get a little a better as time goes on. Best wishes.
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