Lost facial feeling on the right cheek and lip after zygoma reduction. Will I permanently lose the feeling?
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Numbness after zygoma reduction
The nerve affected by your zygoma reduction is the infra-orbital nerve. It is near your surgery and is probably malfunctioning because of swelling. Feeling is likely to slowly return over 3-9 months.
Titanium plates can be removed once the bone heals. Unless you can feel them, there is not need to do so.
Numbness after such significant surgery is common, and can take 3-6 months to improve, so be patient with the healing process. The plates can stay in unless you are having problems with them (e.g. they are palpable)
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