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After face/neck lift on july 20, i am unable to move my

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After face/neck lift on july 20, i am unable to move my right lower lift down to show my lower teeth. My smil is severely impacted by this. My PS says time should heal but i have seen no improvement at all. There is also a indentation like a dimple on the slight right side of my chin that has developed since the surgery. When i try and move my lip downward this dimple gets deeper. I am concerned that the muscle might be damaged..How can i be proactive in the healing or diagnosis of this injury??? What type of doctor specializes in this kind of injury to diagnose and repair it???
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

do you have a picture of this?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hope you can see the dimple in the last picture
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

Yes I can see

This is all nerve damage

I would take vitamin B6 to help with nerve healing.

You do need a consult with a reconstructive surgeon too.

That is necessary

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I am not paying for that answer... are you kidding me???? You don't suggest any cat scans are MRI' to diagnose the problem. OMG...that was awful...