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Droopy lid, sudden facial numbness?

Droopy lid, sudden facial numbness?

Possible emergency: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible to rule out worrisome things such as stroke. ...Read more

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Sagging Facial Muscles (Definition)

Facial muscles that sag. See facial plastic ...Read more


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Facial liposuction permanent?

Facial liposuction permanent?

Yes.: Liposuction does permanently remove fat cells, however the remaining fat cells can increase in size if there is a weight gain. With aging there is usually a loss of fat in the face and with facelifts and facial procedures we combine fat transfer to the face. Therefore it is key to be cautious before removing fat in the face. ...Read more

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Is facial reconstruction different from facial plastic surgery?

Is facial reconstruction different from facial plastic surgery?

Facial plastics: Facial reconstruction following trauma or tumor removal is performed to try to reconstruct the appearance to what is was prior to the trauma or tumor removal. Aesthetic facial plastic surgery is performed to improve the appearance of the patient in the absence of trauma or ablative surgery. ...Read more

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Is brow lift an uneven facial muscles solution?

Is brow lift an uneven facial muscles solution?

Perhaps: It is common for one brow to sit lower than the other. This will be much worse if someone has weakness of the facial muscles as in bell's palsy. Certain brow lift operations might be able to improve the symmetry of the brows. Have a consult with a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Facial paralysis/droopin/bell's palsy and dizziness when touching side of face?

Facial paralysis/droopin/bell's palsy and dizziness when touching side of face?

See a specialist: Should see a specialist as soon as possible. You need a full work-up including an MRI or ct scan to rule out tumor and identify if cranial nerves are being compressed inside the brain, inside the skull bone or outside. ...Read more

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Can bells palsy cause facial swelling ?

Can bells palsy cause facial swelling ?

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Your symptoms may be a neurological ailment called trigeminal neuralgia. Not a very well understood problem and should see your doctor, who may then possibly refer to a neurologist. There can be a TMJ relation, but tn, associated with bell's palsy, can create symptoms that mimic tmj/tmd. Bell's palsy is not well understood either and may come and go. Seems like you might be improving though. ...Read more

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Can sinus cause facial discomfort.? Lip, eye, cheek, head?

Can sinus cause facial discomfort.? Lip, eye, cheek, head?

Yes, it can: Acute and chronic sinusitis can cause sinus headaches, cheek discomfort but eye and lip pain is concerning. Need to be seen by physician and even ENT evaluation if necessary to make sure there is not a serious sinus infection involving eyes etc. Lip involvement seems less likely in sinus infection. ...Read more

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Can plastic surgeron fix facial paralysis condition?

Can plastic surgeron fix facial paralysis condition?

Facial paralysis: Yes. Please look into the plastic Surgery groups at Johns Hopkins or the university if Maryland. ...Read more

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Facial muscle spasms when smiling?

Facial muscle spasms when smiling?

Usuall will resolve: Common facial spasms include rapid blinking, nose or mouth twitching. They may be due to an underling motor disorder or myopathy, but more commonly are stress related and resolve without complication. When smiling may be due to social anxiety and over eagerness. Stress management may be a useful approach. If this persists or worsens, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why would my eyelid droop after xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a)?

Why would my eyelid droop after xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a)?

Too much product: Drooping eyelids can occur with botox, Dysport or xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a). Because these products work by relaxing the muscles. Too much product or injecting too close to the brow can cause the eyelids to droop. Make sure you inform your doctor that this happened so that he/she can back off a little for your next treatment. This is especially common when treating the forehead and when treated by inexperienced drs. ...Read more

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34yr fem left facial palsy?

34yr fem left facial palsy?

Depends on cause: You should see a Facial Plastic Surgeon (ENT) or Plastic Surgeon who specializes in facial paralysis. The treatment depends on the cause of the paralysis, the severity, and the length of time it has been present. This problem can always be improved! ...Read more

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Why is there facial droop on stroke?

Why is there facial droop on stroke?

If the stroke has: Affected the area of the brain that normally sends signals to a part of the face, then the muscles in that part will not get the message to contract. The relaxed part then droops with gravity. ...Read more

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Can facial plastic surgery get rid of chubby cheeks?

Can facial plastic surgery get rid of chubby cheeks?

Yes: Chubby cheeks can be thinned by resecting the fat pad just deep to the lining of the mouth. Suspension of this same fat pad can be accomplished surgically. Volume filling in the upper cheek areas can help to lift the lower face tissues to a certain degree. Finally, liposuction and/or facelift surgery can effectively change the relationships of fat pads in the face. ...Read more

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Facial nerve paralysis. Is that bells?

Maybe: Bell's palsy is one cause of facial paralysis, but there are others. Anything involving paralysis needs to be addressed by a doctor, pronto. ...Read more

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Bell's palsy vs. Facial nerve palsy. Different?

Bell's palsy vs. Facial nerve palsy. Different?

Often: Misdiagnosed, bell's palsy is a type of facial nerve palsy when the cause is unknown. In order for a facial nerve palsy to be correctly labelled bell's palsy, an appropriate evaluation with imaging studies needs to be done. ...Read more

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Does Botox help sagging face?

Does Botox help sagging face?

Botox: It helps lift some areas, but it won't be a long term solution. If you have excessive skin laxity and wrinkles around the face, then a facelift might be the right solution. ...Read more

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Does making facial expressions or raising your forehead or flexing face muscles decrease wrinkles?

Does making facial expressions or  raising your forehead or flexing face muscles decrease wrinkles?

No : Making facial expressions will have no effect on the development of wrinkles. Facial rhytids or wrinkles come from the effect of aging and sun exposure on the collagen layer of skin. As this layer thins, the elasticity of skin diminishes and facial expressions tend to stay permanently. ...Read more

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Can drooping eyelids cause amblyopia?

Can drooping eyelids cause amblyopia?

Not always: In children , if a dropping eyelid blocks (or partially) the child's vision, it certainly can, but it won't if the visual axis is wide open or if the patient is an adult. See am ophthalmologist to determine if it is blocking the vision. ...Read more

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