Many people experience prolonged numbness after jaw trimming, causing them to worry about the long-term effects. This article will discuss whether jaw trimming can cause permanent numbness.

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What causes numbness after jaw trimming surgery?

Typically, you won’t feel numb after jaw trimming because anesthesia is used during the procedure. However, some people report feeling numb in various areas and being unable to chew after the surgery.

In reality, this can happen to some people for a short period in different areas, and it’s due to individual body responses.

On the other hand, if you experience prolonged numbness that prevents you from eating or performing daily activities, it’s advisable to consult a reputable doctor for advice and immediate treatment.

Nowadays, jaw trimming surgery is greatly aided by modern machinery and technology, making the surgery safer and avoiding damage to the nerves. However, if the surgeon is inexperienced or careless during the surgery, it can cause nerve damage and result in numbness after jaw trimming . Another scenario is when patients do not take good care of themselves in the early days after surgery, causing damage to the nerves in the chin area


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According to experts, the nerves that control facial muscle activity are not located beneath the jaw, so you don’t have to worry about facial paralysis after jaw trimming surgery.

And as mentioned above, many people regain sensation in the lower jaw after about 30 days to 12 months or a few years, depending on the extent of nerve damage.

In addition, nerves can regenerate if damaged, so when injured, they can heal, and you will regain sensation as before. Therefore, you need to adhere to the postoperative care instructions for the best recovery.

However, there are a few cases where severe nerve damage leads to permanent numbness after jaw trimming (about 10% of those with numb jaws according to scientific research). But even if you lose sensation permanently, don’t worry too much because you can still chew food, it’s just that when you chew or talk, you won’t feel anything, which can make daily activities difficult.

Although jaw trimming can cause permanent numbness, the rate is very low. To reduce the risk of complications after jaw trimming , you can choose a reputable doctor, a reputable cosmetic address, and follow the postoperative care instructions well to avoid any impact on the surgical jaw area and not affect the jaw nerves.

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To minimize complications after jaw trimming surgery, cosmetic surgeons not only need to perform the correct technique but also need to adhere to the aesthetic procedure:

  • Step 1: Conduct an examination and consultation with the doctor.
  • Step 2: Perform a general health check to ensure the patient’s health is suitable for jaw trimming surgery.
  • Step 3: Administer anesthesia so the patient does not feel uncomfortable during the surgery.
  • Step 4: Begin the jaw trimming surgery after anesthesia.
  • Step 5: After the jaw trimming is complete, the doctor will have you rest in the hospital for a few days to monitor your health.
  • Step 6: Carry out home care and then re-examine according to the doctor’s schedule.


Post-operative care after jaw shaving directly and indirectly affects the results of the surgery, so you need to strictly adhere to the following guidelines after jaw shaving:


  • Firstly, for the first three days after jaw shaving surgery, you should apply cold compresses to reduce swelling and pain.
  • For the next two days, apply warm compresses to reduce facial bruising.
  • After five days, your facial swelling will only have subsided slightly, so you still need to alternate between hot and cold compresses. Specifically, every 5 minutes of cold compress, you should apply a hot compress to avoid blood vessel constriction. Repeat this every four hours.
  • In the first 5 to 10 days, you may not be able to chew due to significant swelling and pain, so you should consume liquid porridge and soup. When drinking, you should use a straw or a small spoon.
  • After 10 days, you can start practicing chewing again with soft foods to gradually get your jaw used to it.
  • Next, during the first month, you should not brush your teeth and instead rinse your mouth with saline to clean your teeth and mouth. During the recovery period, you should not engage in activities that involve a lot of jaw movement, such as talking, laughing loudly, chewing hard and tough food, etc., as this can negatively affect the shape of the jaw and cause it to become misaligned.
  • In your daily diet, you should eat a lot of foods that help supplement nutrients such as pork, various types of beans, fruits, and green vegetables. However, you also need to avoid foods that negatively affect health recovery and wound healing such as seafood, beef, glutinous food, water spinach, chicken, alcohol, cigarettes, etc.


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Successful jaw trimming depends on various factors such as choosing a reputable cosmetic address, a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon, and performing postoperative care. So how can you choose a reputable cosmetic address and a highly skilled surgeon?


If you’re still unsure about where to choose for cosmetic surgery, you can consider the cosmetic address of Dr. Phung Manh Cuong, for the following reasons:

  • Dr. Cuong has over 15 years of experience in the profession, with countless successful cosmetic surgery cases.
  • Dr. Cuong’s cosmetic address always focuses on investing in advanced machinery and equipment to serve better jaw trimming surgery.
  • Each customer who has used the service at Dr. Cuong’s address will receive a long-term warranty for cosmetic services.
  • Moreover, Dr. Cuong often launches beauty vouchers for customers or offers a free service when doing a service.

In addition to the experience of successful jaw trimming, many of you still have various questions about jaw trimming such as:

Is jaw trimming permanent?

In reality, when performing V-line jaw trimming surgery, the doctor will proceed to cut the jaw bone. And the jaw bone, once cut, will not be able to grow back, so jaw trimming can be permanent.

Does jaw trimming affect later?

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Currently, jaw trimming is much safer than before, because jaw trimming is now under the development of science and technology, so doctors have higher skills and are supported with more modern machinery. Therefore, jaw trimming will hardly cause any impact later. But if you perform jaw trimming at a less reputable address, doctors with inexperienced skills can encounter the following complications:

See more: Does jaw trimming have complications?

  • The wound is infected leading to necrosis.
  • The jaw after healing is not even, looking unbalanced on both sides.
  • It can affect the chewing function and the jaw loses sensation as mentioned above.

How much does jaw trimming cost?

On the current market, the price of jaw trimming ranges from about 60 million to 120 million because this fluctuation is affected by the cosmetic address and the chosen method a lot. Therefore, before deciding to trim your jaw, you should meet the doctor for consultation and learn more about the jaw shape that suits you.

Hopefully, through the above article, you have answered the question of whether jaw trimming causes permanent numbness? And the numbness time is affected by which factor. If there are any other issues, you can leave a comment below or contact Dr. Phung Manh Cuong directly for answers.

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