Facial Reanimation and Peripheral Nerve Repair
Many individuals are affected by facial paralysis, a debilitating condition that can have severe effects on your way of life. Facial paralysis can lead to a variety of problems, including the inability to close the eyes and a drooping or expressionless appearance to the face. Our Facial Reanimation and Peripheral Nerve Repair Center involves some of the most innovative, breakthrough technologies and surgical procedures in plastic surgery. Patients who experience facial paralysis due to Bell’s Palsy, tumor, trauma, stroke, infection, and other causes can attain life-altering surgery from some of the most respected physicians in the field of facial reanimation and repair of peripheral nerves. Plastic surgeons at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group have been educated and trained at some of the best institutions in the world on what is regarded as one of the most complex surgical procedures, reparation of peripheral nerves that have sustained traumatic injury, leading to loss of motor and/or sensory function. Our center is home to some of the brightest minds and experienced practitioners who can restore basic function in patients with these advanced procedures. In fact, LIPSG doctors created the nationally known Center for Facial Paralysis, focusing on the latest treatments for this common condition. We offer effective procedures which can significantly improve problems caused by facial paralysis and enhance the facial aesthetic.
Facial Paralysis Causes
Although facial paralysis can manifest through a number of causes, some of the most common include:
- Traumatic Injury
- Bell’s Palsy, temporal bone swelling, generally caused by viral infection
Facial Paralysis Treatment
The following facial procedures may be recommended by our plastic surgeons to treat facial paralysis:
- Muscle Transfer
- Neural Treatment Techniques
- Nerve-Grafting Techniques
- Eyelid Lift
- Face Lift
- Brow Lift
- Tear Duct Surgery, Patients with dry or watery eyes, which can lead to corneal dryness, irritation, and excessive tearing, may require tear duct surgery. During this procedure, a small incision is made next to or inside the nose. Our LIPSG plastic surgeon will use endoscopic techniques to bypass the blockage and enable the tears to drain into the nose. In cases of dry eyes, procedures include those that can block the tear ducts with small plugs to add moisture to the eyes.
Ready for a Consultation?
Facial paralysis can be treated in many patients and can offer you significant improvement, both aesthetically and physiologically. Please contact LIPSG for more information on treatments available, or to schedule a consultation with one of our facial reanimation surgeons. We look forward to addressing any questions or concerns you may have.