Post op numbness following facelift or brow surgery?
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Numbness after Face and Brow Lifts
Postop numbness following facelift or brow surgery?
The usual signs of the nerves regenerating and neuropraxia resolving is itching, followed by a burning sensation and then occasional sharp, shock-like pains. These will be normal to experience, and actually a promising sign. Usually, normal sensation returns, but is is also possible to have decreased sensation or even increased sensation to the areas affected. Re-educating nerves postoperatively is often helpful and will allow proper instruction for the affected sensory nerves - methods include using different textures to the affected areas when showering, bathing, applying lotion, etc. If bothersome, there are some medications that may be helpful, including Neurontin for pain for hypersensitivity. You can try various textures such as washcloths, loofahs, cotton sheets, etc. Massaging the areas is also beneficial for the incision to make the finest scar possible. The last place to regain the sensation will be directly adjacent to the incision/scar as the nerves will make its way from the periphery to this location. If continual pain arises, evaluation is warranted. After ruling out other causes, one rare explanation may be that a neuroma has developed and may require surgical excision. This is very unlikely unless a large sensory nerve has been transected inadvertently during the procedure. Hope that this helps! Best wishes!
Facelift and sensation
There is always some altered sensation after any incision. Typically it will return within a year, but it is not uncommon to have altered sensation permanently over your incision. If you are looking for someone in your area for your facelift, I would recommend Dr. Todd Lefkowitz in Columbia, SC. He has a special interest in facelift and trained with some of the masters in the field. He does outstanding work and would take great care of you. His website is below. Good luck.
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Loss of sensation after facelift or brow lift
I hope that was helpful to you. Even if it has been a year since her facelift you'll probably find that the sensation as a little better as the months and years go by.
Chase Lay, MD
double board-certified facial plastic surgeon
Numbness after face lift and brow lift
- After any surgery including a face lift or brow lift, there will be some minor, permanent changes in feeling.
- After a face lift, the numbness in the neck and skin is gone in most people by 18 months
- After a brow lift, depending on the technique, there will be numb patches in the scalp above the scar which are permanent.
Will face and brow return to normal sensation.
Post-op numbness following facelift or browlift
Sensation after facelift
100% of return of sensibility is not possible after facelift.
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