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Facial Paralysis Correction

There are many medical conditions that can result in temporary or permanent paralysis in the face. A stroke, nerve damage, trauma or complications from surgery can result in certain facial muscles losing their function. When the paralysis is permanent, surgical options can help improve the facial movement for chewing, blinking, smiling and other functions, as well as enhance the aesthetic appearance of the face. Dr. Rousso in NYC offers facial paralysis correction surgeries to give our patients with paralysis in the face a balanced, natural appearance and enhanced function.

Correcting paralysis is a blanket-term to cover many different plastic surgery procedures. “Correction” does not mean reversal. The paralysis may still be present, but the reconstructive and plastic surgeries can correct imbalances in the face and improve movement. First and foremost, it is important to address functional issues. Paralysis in the eyelid can make it difficult to open and close the eye. In many cases, a gold-weight placement surgery can alleviate this issue. The same is true for other muscle movement issues caused by paralysis in the face. Function is key, but aesthetic form is also important, especially to the patient.

Improving Beauty and Balance After Facial Paralysis

Often facial paralysis only affects one side of the face. One eye may droop, or one side of the mouth may not move the same. There are cosmetic options that can correct this imbalance of features, improving the beauty and aesthetics of the face. Techniques that are used in facelift, brow and eyelid procedures can be beneficial in creating symmetry. Other options can be the use of injectables like Botox and fillers to impact the muscle movement and aesthetics of the face.

If you have suffered nerve damage to the face or other causes of facial paralysis, contact our office in New York City to discuss reconstructive surgery for facial paralysis correction.

What our patients are saying

  • Dr. Rousso was spectacular. Smart, listened to my issues, asked a variety of thoughtful questions to help identify and resolve my issue. Would absolutely recommend him to others. He was warm and personable and wonderful that he speaks Spanish. J. B.
  • My son had a cleft lip and now he looks like he never had it! Thank you so much! M. T.
  • Dr. Rousso is absolutely awesome! M. Z.
  • He was super kind and mindful of my comfort!!! Highly recc! G. R.
  • Dr. Rousso took his time and answered all of my questions or concerns. S. S.

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If you or a family member need facial plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery for aesthetic or functional issues in New York City, take the time to meet with Dr. Joseph Rousso for a consultation. His extensive education, experience and talent as a facial plastic surgeon cannot be surpassed, especially when it comes to balanced, natural-appearing results. Contact his office in Manhattan to schedule your consultation.

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Our Patient Reviews

Joseph J. Rousso, MD FACS

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 32 reviews

Nancy M.

They were very professional from the moment I walked in there. The doctor took the time to understand my pain and was ready to help and did a great job.

Lauren S.

Dr Rousso is patient, listens well and explains thoroughly. He has a warm manner and seems very knowledgeable. I highly recommend!

Joseph T.

Very personable doc – at no point in the appointment did I feel rushed. Great staff, too, and I was seen very quickly.

Cassandra F.

I love visits with Dr. Rousso. Always super nice, patient, thorough, and willing to answer any questions I have.

Lisa K.

Professional, informative, and didn't feel rushed. Was able to diagnose my condition.

Antonio V.

Dr Rousso is an excellent doctor, and my visit couldn’t be more pleasant. I highly recommend him.

Aaron B.

It appears Dr. Rousso diagnosed me both quickly and effectively. My symptoms are already clearing up!

Katherine T.

Dr Rousso gave me a great initial consult and a referral to a sinus specialist.