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Surgery

There are several different surgeries for facial paralysis.  These surgeries are performed by our team of facial nerve surgeons and our tailored to the needs of the patient. 

There are two kinds of surgeries our reconstructive experts perform to treat facial paralysis:

  1. SurgeryThe goal of dynamic restoration of facial paralysis is to reanimate the face by performing nerve grafts and muscle transfers.  These procedures can be used to restore your smile and improve facial movement and symmetry.
       
  2. Static surgeries are performed to improve facial symmetry without restoring movement.  Facial slings can be inserted to correct facial drooping.  Other static operations include brow lifts, upper and lower eyelid surgery and facelifts.  These operations are often used in mild forms of facial paralysis or in patients who are elderly or otherwise cannot tolerate a more lengthy, complex surgery.
 

 

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