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.