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Dr. Jane Chung
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Sagging Facial Muscles (Overview)

Facial muscles that sag. See facial plastic surgeon for best treatment.


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Will orthodontic treatment cause any change in your facial muscles years after the treatment is complete? I am worried if my lower lip will go further inward (lower teeth is already way lot inward)

Will orthodontic treatment cause any change in your facial muscles years after the treatment is complete? I am worried if my lower lip will go  further inward (lower teeth is already way lot inward)

Yes, but.....: Your lower lip will change. However, this is a goal that can be managed by your orthodontist. If your lower teeth already "go inward" then to correct your problem the orthodontist can push the teeth forward to support your lip. Orthodontics should be tailored to your individual case. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Chung
21 doctors shared insights

Sagging Facial Muscles (Overview)

Facial muscles that sag. See facial plastic surgeon for best treatment.


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Facial muscle spasms when smiling mean I don't do it enuf?

Facial muscle spasms when smiling mean I don't do it enuf?

Not likely: It is unlikely that you are not using the muscles enough. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
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Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
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Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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Are there any procedures to strengthen facial muscles and nerves?

Are there any procedures to strengthen facial muscles and nerves?

Please clarify: Nerves cannot be "strengthened." Please repost with an explanation of how and why you consider your facial muscles to be weak. ...Read more

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Of preventing facial muscle spasms?

Of preventing facial muscle spasms?

Reduce stress: I think it really depends on what you mean. True spasms of facial muscles (intermittent tightening with or without pain) may be indicative of an underlying neurologic condition. If what you are referring to is that, rather than say wrinkles, it would be important to see your physician to discuss. ...Read more

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What causes facial muscle weakness?

What causes facial muscle weakness?

Facial palsy: Bell's palsy which is the injury of facial nerve that innervates the facial muscles can cause facial assymetry. You need to check with your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What nerve causes facial muscle weakness?

What nerve causes facial muscle weakness?

Cranial Nerves: Facial expression and movement are controlled by several of the cranial nerves (cn). Ocular motion by cn3, 4, 6. Eyebrow lift by cn3, eyelid closing by cn7, muscles of chewing by cn5 and the rest of the face by cn7. ...Read more

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I have some facial muscle weakness. Brain MRI about a year ago showed nothing. Was told it was anxiety. Could that be the only cause? I fear als.

I have some facial muscle weakness. Brain MRI about a year ago showed nothing.  Was told it was anxiety. Could that be the only cause?  I fear als.

Doubt ALS: Weak facial muscles are associated with a few hereditary muscle diseases (e.g., fsh), but can be due to problems with cranial nerves, such as facial or trigeminal, and problems outside cranial cavity may not be seen on standard brain mri. Very unlikely that you have als, but if you need more information, a facial nerve EMG might be of some value. ...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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Is there any way i can build the muscles in my cheeks (facial muscles)? I have a flat skinny face. If i gain weight it ever fills up my face.

Is there any way i can build the muscles in my cheeks (facial muscles)? I have a flat skinny face. If i gain weight it ever fills up my face.

If u gain weight: So do your facial muscles. Try getting more sleep, lessen your stress and eat more meat & protein- rich foods to gain more muscle mass. You may try some facial exercises like intentional or forced smiling. It may help! ...Read more

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I can move all facial muscles, but when i smile one side either doesn't smile as much or one side smiles too much. My cheek puffs up more on one side.

We're all a bit off: But your family doc, or a referral to a neurologist, can tell you if what you mention is a treatable situation. Be careful because some folks have a condition called body dysmorphic disorder. They find flaws w/body parts. If it turns out that this is your case, a therapist can help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I aid build facial muscle?

How can I aid build facial muscle?

Exercise: Performing facial muscle exercises may help to pro ore muscle tone but this may also cause an increase in facial animation lines and is the reason for the succes Botox! ...Read more

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20yr.M.Can facial muscle shrink? Why? Either mine did or my lower jawbone shrunk?Noticable difference.What should I do? What are possible explanation?

20yr.M.Can facial muscle shrink? Why? Either mine did or my lower jawbone shrunk?Noticable difference.What should I do? What are possible explanation?

See Oral Surgeon: See the Oral Surgeon for examination of facial structures. Bring photos from earlier years. At 21, you may still have some growth going on and things may have changed. Also may have facial muscle clenching / twitching, etc. habit which has redeveloped the muscles in a different presentation. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What stops facial muscle spasms!?

What stops facial muscle spasms!?

What is causing them: First determine what is causing the spasms first. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause like tight facial muscles?

Can TMJ cause like tight facial muscles?

Yes: Problems with your TMJ may often be multifactorial and involve the muscles of mastication through clenching, grinding, or other abnormal movements. TMJ pain may come and go, often increased when one is under stress. Clench, grinding, or posturing ones jaw in a certain way could strain facial muscles. Try relaxing the mind and jaw, using warm compress, and even anti inflammatories if safe for you. ...Read more

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Having facial muscle spasms, ?What do I do?

Magnesium deficiency: Low mag means a true deficiency or relative. Most folk think it is just potassium, but mag is another key mineral need to keep muscles quiet. Muscular issues. Heat stretching and massage. See a good massage person who will unlock your jaw, face and neck/shoulders. Add in magnesium, epsoms soaking. I love acupuncture and myofasical release w Lidocaine trigger point needling. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Patricia Foster
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Facial Muscle Weakness (Definition)

When the muscles of the face ...Read more