Cosmetic Surgery for Facial Paralysis
There are many different factors that can lead to facial paralysis. Injury, stroke, Bell’s palsy and many health conditions can impact facial movement and cause nerve damage. Facial paralysis can affect the function of the eyes, mouth and other features, as well as the aesthetics. At Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we feel privileged to offer help for our patients with paralysis of the facial muscles. We offer advanced reconstructive surgery for facial paralysis at our center in Irving, TX.
Damage to the facial nerves can change the symmetry of the face and function of the facial muscles. Over time, lack of muscle movement changes the tone and structure of the face. Many individuals with facial paralysis have it occur on one side of the face, which greatly impacts the balance of the facial features. Some of the functional and cosmetic concerns that occur with facial paralysis from nerve damage include:
- Brow and upper eyelid drooping, possibly blocking vision
- Inability to completely close the eyes
- Sagging in the cheek area
- Nostrils collapsing when breathing
- Difficulty with speech, drinking, chewing and other mouth function
When nerve damage cannot be repaired, the function of the facial muscles can be limited. However, cosmetic surgery for facial paralysis can restore a more symmetrical, balanced appearance to the face.
Restoring Facial Symmetry After Nerve Damage
Traumatic injuries, disease and other factors can result in facial nerve damage and paralysis. The goal with plastic and reconstructive surgery for facial paralysis is to improve as much function as possible while hiding the aesthetic effects of paralyzed facial muscles. Even when function is not restored, specialized cosmetic techniques can create a more balanced appearance to the face.
Dr. Stefan Shuaib is a highly skilled facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who can perform complex procedures to correct the effects of facial nerve damage. From endoscopic brow lifts to correct a drooping brow to eyelid and lip reconstruction, he can reshape the face for a more natural, harmonious appearance. Dr. Shuaib is double board certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and in Head and Neck Surgery.
If you or your child have nerve damage that has caused facial paralysis, contact our team at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center. We can schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Shuaib to discuss cosmetic surgery for facial paralysis at our Irving, TX, location.