Anyone who has dealt with facial paralysis knows that it affects your life in many ways. Depending on the severity of the paralysis, things like talking or even eating may not be possible. When someone has been contending with facial paralysis, is there anything that can be done?
What Causes Facial Paralysis?
Doctors have determined 100 causes of facial paralysis, but the most common one is Bell’s Palsy. Bell’s Palsy is a sudden onset condition that usually affects one side of the face, but both sides can be affected. The facial nerve controls the movement of the face, including forming facial expressions, tear ducts and chewing and swallowing. When it becomes paralyzed, a common presentation is sagging on one side, including the eyebrow, the lower eyelid, the nose, the cheeks and the lip, leaving a patient’s life changed significantly. However, a skilled plastic surgeon can make an incredible difference.
How Can Plastic Surgery Help with Facial Paralysis?
There are two different types of surgery that correct the smile and drooping mouth. First, a dynamic reanimation restores the movement of the corner of the mouth and the cheek. Static reanimation can restore symmetry to the mouth and cheek area, even if they are still immobile. These surgeries can be an enormous help in chewing and eating, as well as speech.
A brow lift can restore symmetry to the eyebrows, so the paralysis is barely noticeable when the face is resting. A face lift is also an option for restoring the balanced look of the face. These procedures are very beneficial in restoring self-esteem.
Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery performs all these procedures with excellence and precision. Facial plastic surgery is demanding, intricate work that requires specialized training and education. Dr. Benjamin Stong, the owner of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, is one of the elite plastic surgeons in the country. He is dual board-certified and has the highest level of specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.
You can trust Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery to restore your face to a more natural look with the least amount of distress. Call us today at (404) 963-6665 to schedule your consultation.
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