Michael I. Kulick, M.D.
I had eye surgery and a face and a neck lift 18 months ago. I have no returned sensation everywhere the skin was pulled away(cheeks, neck, ears and part eyes). It feels like a strap is tight around my face. I went to a very respected surgeon and he claims I am a first person that has had this experience. I am going to a neurologist soon, but I fear I may have to be prepared this loss is forever.
It is hard to imagine that you have absolutely no sensation, true anesthesia similar to the experience following a dental nerve block. When patients have skin grafts, they often have "some" sensation develop in the grafted area. It is very common to have a tightness in the surgical area which should ease up with time. I think seeing a neurologist is a good idea. You may consider seeing another plastic surgeon also.