When is nerve damage apparent?
Motor (movement) nerve injury would be apparent immediately after surgery, not delayed in onset. However, most weakness seen after surgery will resolve as it is typically a result of numbing medicine or stretching of a nerve rather than cutting of a nerve. Your doctor should be able to give you an idea of how likely each would have been based on the difficulty of your procedure, once performed. Permanent motor (movement) deficits are very uncommon fortunately. It can take up to a year to see the final improvement of nerve function.
You Would Know Immediately After Surgery
Kudos to you for wanting to fully understand the risks and potential complications of facelift surgery. If a nerve is damaged during surgery, the results will be immediately apparent. As you've noted, numbness and even partial paralysis are not uncommon after facelift surgery, and they are almost always temporary. Some patients also report nerve-related symptoms later on during the healing process. This is normal and not indicative of damage. I hope my answer helped you better understand this issue.
Facial Nerve Damage after a Facelift
If you had nerves to the facial nerve(Which moves your face) you would know right away, unless swelling occured then you could get a temporary weakness.
Nerves that are responsible for touch and sensation can also be damaged and you will typically know right after surgery.
If you can move after surgery, you are safe!
Facelift and the Appearance of Possible Nerve Damage
Thank you for your question about facelift and possible nerve damage.
Any significant motor nerve damage would be apparent immediately after surgery.
To be sure, see two or more experienced,
board-certified Plastic Surgeons in your area for a complete evaluation to make
sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.
I hope this helps.
Thank you for your question. Nerve damage has the potential occur any time skin is cut. Nerves may be stretched during plastic surgery procedures, but the problems come into play when major nerves are damaged. Nerve injury is a risk with all surgery and can be permanent. This could lead to permanent or temporary muscular weakness depending upon the type of nerve injured. Always consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Nerve damage post facelift
Motor nerve damage is apparent immediately if it occurs. It can in certain situations recover if the nerve was not transacted. Permanent nerve damage is a very rare risk of facelift surgery. Temporary week ease can recover over days to months after surgery.
Careful observation needed to see if there's nerve damage after a face lift
Hi -- thanks for your question.
Your concern is
understandable considering that nerve damage is the second most common major
complication after a facelift. The most
common side effects of nerve damage from a facelift are numbness of the face,
difficulty in making certain facial expressions, numbness of the ear, drooping
of facial features, either the mouth or cheek.
The good news is that most temporary nerve damage that occurs from a
facelift will be resolved within 6 months to a year.
Typically, nerve damage to the buccal branch
in the area of a midface lift is forgiving, and most patients have a complete
Nerve damage manifests at different times after surgery, anywhere from right
after the procedure to after a year. To
lessen the chances of nerve damage, do your research and go to a reputable and
board certified surgeon.
Facial nerve damage
Lack of movement will be seen initially, but that can initially represent contusion. swelling, anesthetic affect. Long term lack of movement suggests a nerve injury.
Nerve damage and surgery
The nerve damage is immediate when you are undergoing surgery. If a nerve is cut or bruised, You will have difficulty moving the muscle that is supplied by that nerve.
Nerve damage after Facelift
Hello. Thank you for your question. The facial nerve, which controls the movements of the face, is at risk for injury during facelift surgery, although the incidence is extremely low. This type of nerve injury should be immediately evident after completing the procedure and should not occur in a delayed fashion. If some facial weakness occurs in the early postoperative period that was not present immediately after the procedure, then it is probably due to some swelling around the nerve and will likely resolve completely as the swelling resolves. However, I would just reiterate that this is extremely uncommon and unlikely to occur. The best way to avoid this type of injury is to have your procedure performed by a board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon or Plastic Surgeon who has extensive facelift experience.