Will minor facial nerves repair themselves back to normal after being severed during surgery?
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Facial nerve injuries
Its helpful to know that the nerves on the face that control sensation, are different from those that control movement. The numbness you feel is quite common after most surgical procedures, so presumably this reflects a temporary effect from the skin being cut and moved. The likelihood of a more significant nerve injury based on your description is really low.
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