Facial Reanimation

By: J. Brian Boyd, M.D.  03/26/2015
Keywords: Facial, Face Lift, Facial Reconstruction

Facial paralysis is a severe functional and aesthetic disability. Those who suffer from it will be familiar with this description as well as the topic of facial reanimation. Simply put, the facial nerve on one side of the face is put out of action. It has a number of causes: specifically Bell’s palsy; stroke; surgery for acoustic neuroma, and facial trauma – surgical or otherwise. There are also genetic and congenital causes. The paralysis causes a severe facial droop; inability to close the eye properly (resulting is watering and inflammation); a lopsided smile and occasionally drooling due to a lack of oral continence. Facial reanimation is the correction of facial paralysis and is often accompanied by other procedures aimed at restoring facial symmetry and protecting the eye.

Keywords: Face Lift, Facial, Facial Reconstruction

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