I have numbness in the forehead and the eyebrow on that side is lifted. Is everything okay:

by Bellevue | Seattle’s Dr. Philip Young | Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery:

This is a response to a question that I answered for a person who had a procedure by another doctor:

Numbness in the forehead can take some time to resolve after a browlift. Nerves often get stimulated and this can lead to dysfunction for a variable amount of time.  At 10.5 months, this would start to get me thinking though.  Nerves can grow about 1mm a day and you can calculate how long that will take to regenerate.  At 10 months this seems long enough time for the nerves to grow back.  Tingling would indicate that the nerves are starting to come back as well. Nerve regeneration can take up to a year or more.  The longer it takes the less complete the regeneration will be in my experience and others.  The swelling should be examined by your physician.  Sometimes this could be scarring, nerve regeneration aberation, etc. When you mention that the brow is slightly lifted at that side my first reaction is that this is what you want. I assume you mean that it is asymmetric to the other side.  It can take a while for things to settle.  After 6 months to a year, you could consider revising the lift and either lower the side that you are discussing or elevating the other side to match. One thing to realize is that every is different on each side of their face.




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