Facial paralysis is defined by a person no longer being able to move some or all of the muscles on one side of the face. Facial paralysis is caused by damage of the facial nerve, which carries messages from the brain to the muscles of the face. This damage can drastically alter a person’s appearance because severe facial paralysis can distort the face and give it an unbalanced expression. Many people who suffer from facial paralysis feel embarrassed by their appearance. At Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC, Dr. Stong is committed to helping patients regain the asymmetry of their face.
Facial paralysis can affect more than the appearance of a person’s face, it can also affect its function. Many people suffer from speech problems that are stemmed from facial paralysis. The loss of muscle control on the side of the face can cause people to slur their words and make certain sounds and syllables almost impossible to say. Also, there are health risks associated with some people who have facial paralysis. Chewing, swallowing, and drinking can be seriously affected by facial paralysis. This can pose an obvious danger to anyone who is eating or drinking. Choking regularly because of facial paralysis can be life threatening to sufferers.
Dr. Stong at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC is a dual board certified facial plastic surgeon who understands which surgical procedures are best to restore facial harmony to those who have suffered facial paralysis. Please contact our office to schedule an initial consultation with the leader in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Post Provided by Benjamin Stong MD, Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC