When does the numbness go away after a facelift? As your body recovers, you will experience certain post-operative effects, like swelling, numbness, and bruising in the treated area. These can be a little uncomfortable, but they should fade in time. Generally speaking, the majority of the numbness and swelling should dissipate after about six to eight weeks.
Can a facelift cause nerve damage? Any operation does at least a little damage to the peripheral sensory nerves. Facelifts are no exception. However, permanent damage to motor nerves should not happen. Return of sensation to the face is almost always complete although it may take months.
How do you help nerves heal faster?
A number of treatments can help restore function to the affected muscles.
- Braces or splints.
- Electrical stimulator.
- Physical therapy.
How long does nerve damage take to heal after surgery? Successful nerve growth to the neuromuscular endplate may take as long as 6-12 months after surgery. After this period, nerve maturation and initial muscle recovery may take 12-18 months. Remember our body is hard at work healing before any electrical recovery can even be detected in the growing nerve fibers!