How Can My Lower Lip Numbness Be Improved After A Sliding Genioplasty?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a sliding genioplasty over 10 years ago and suffer from nerve damage in my whole lower face. Numbness tingling etc. Is there any treatment options for this?

A: That would depend on where the osteotomy cuts are relative to the mental nerve foramen. A panorex x-ray wouild be helpful in that regard. But at 10 years after the event improvement is not likely.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon