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I had lower jaw surgery last year. Ever since then, I've noticed one of my cheeks looks flat or sunken compared to the other. It gives me a gaunt appearance. The screws were inserted into my ramus.  I've also noticed when I flex my masseter muscles, the abnormal cheek's muscle feels a lot smaller than the normal one. What is likely causing the cheek to pull in? Could the muscle have been damaged in the surgery or is occlusion maybe off?

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It is very difficult to answer your question without examining you, reviewing your X-rays to determine what has happened as a result of your surgery.  Your best bet would be to see a board certified oral and Maxillofacial surgeon in your area.

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Steven A Saxe D.M.D. Board Certified ABOMS

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The Dental specialty of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery practice for 22 years

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Washington University School of Dental Medicine D.M.D. Sinai Hospital of Detroit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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