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Doctor insights on: Weak Cheek Symptoms

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I had a midface lift 8 weeks ago. I got buccal or zygomoticbranch injury. Now, my cheek and the corner of the lip have become slightly droopy and I have got a weak smile onthe right side. Should I get an EMG test done for these nerves?

I had a midface lift 8 weeks ago. I got buccal or zygomoticbranch injury. Now, my cheek and the corner of the lip have become slightly droopy and I have got a weak smile onthe right side. Should I get an EMG test done for these nerves?

Should resolve: Sorry you are experiencing facial weakness after elective surgery. While there are exceptions to every good rule, facial nerve injuries are rare, and when they happen better than 90% resolve in a few months. It is too soon for an emg, because no matter the results, continued observation is still likely the best treatment. Keep in close contact with your surgeon, and monitor any progress or lack of. ...Read more

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Cheek implants? I have really weak cheeks and would like to get some sort of filler or implant, what do you recommend to get a more defined face?

Cheek implants? I have really weak cheeks and would like to get some sort of filler or implant, what do you recommend to get a more defined face?

Implant vs filler: Both may be an option although filler in the cheek is an off label use for most products. be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Had midface lift, my lip and cheek droop slightly, smile is weak on the right side, I have numbness in the lip. Can emg ncs test the nerves accurately?

Had midface lift, my lip and cheek droop slightly, smile is weak on the right side, I have numbness in the lip. Can emg ncs test the nerves accurately?

Yes, but do this: Emg can assess both facial and trigeminal nerve function, but these kinds of tests often require a degree of expertise to obtain reliable outcomes. Might seek out a doctor who is associated with a university medical school setting, or contact the american association of electrodiagnostic medicine for recommendations. ...Read more

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I have a heavy weak feeling in my right hand arm and cheek. It also has a sensation of coldness. I still have full range of motion.

I have a heavy weak feeling in my right hand arm and cheek. It also has a sensation of coldness.  I still have full range of motion.

Hand, face coldness: Frequently sensation of numbness and coldness suggest a vascular compromise. is there any swelling or pain? Is there any compromise of motor function of your hand and arm? Are the symptoms occurring with stress or anxiety? Are you on any medications? symptoms are vague and your medical history and physical condition is important for proper evaluation. You need yo see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have carpel tunnel in right hand. Just now got weak shoulders, tingling right cheek/eye/temple area and tingling top of head. Makes me very nervous.

I have carpel tunnel in right hand. Just now got weak shoulders, tingling right cheek/eye/temple area and tingling top of head. Makes me very nervous.

Be seen: I would be seen for this immediately. If you had a block it might be related to that; but it definitely does not fall In the range of "normal" postoperative complaints following a carpal tunnel release. ...Read more

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I don't have beard growing on my cheeks. Please help me what to do? Is it a symptom of weakness or masturbating.

Not masturbation: Masturbation did not cause this. You may want to get checked out to see if you have an endocrine problem, although there is great variability among normal men in the way facial hair grows. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of slapped cheek disease?

What are the common symptoms of slapped cheek disease?

Varies: "slapped cheek disease" is caused by an infection with parvovirus b19. Symptoms vary by age, but early signs and symptoms of infection in children may include sore throat, slight fever, upset stomach, headache, fatigue and itching along with the distinctive facial rash (that resembles a slapped cheek). The infection is usually resolves itself without medication. ...Read more

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My right upper cheek has been involuntarily twitching- on and off for about 2 weeks now. What could this mean? There is no pain and no other symptoms.

My right upper cheek has been involuntarily twitching- on and off for about 2 weeks now. What could this mean? There is no pain and no other symptoms.

Most likely nothing: Twitching as you're describing likely means nothing important clinically & generally is self limited meaning it will go away. Causes are often mysterious but spontaneous activity is known to occur out of the blue. If you'd like a private consultation look me up at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi & use KEY CODE: PDXFNR if you'd like to send an INBOX consultation or have a live webcam interview. ...Read more