Can the D.A.O nerve muscle get damaged during facelift and neck liposuction therefore causing a downward smile? (Photo)
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Concern About Possible Nerve Damage
As with all #cosmetic surgery, results will be rewarding if expectations are realistic. With any surgical #procedure and #revision, there are some risks of unhappy outcome or other complications which your surgeon should discuss with you during your consultation. Your procedure should always be performed by a #PlasticSurgeon who is board-certified and has a great deal of experience specializing in cosmetic #surgery. You will then greatly improve your chances of getting the result you desire, and, without the need for another revision surgery.
A better photo is need to to understand how to address your concerns. The DAO or depressor anguli oris is likely not at play. If injured, it would cause elevation of the corner's of the mouth and not depression. Once your are fully healed with full sensation, you would likely benefit from a comprehensive facelift.