Facial Paralysis Correction
There are many causes of facial paralysis. Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland patients may have experienced trauma (such as a dog bite), a stroke, or have had brain tumor surgery. Or, the paralysis may be congenital. Whatever the cause, treatment of facial paralysis requires a plastic surgeon with excellent technical skill and the cosmetic experience to produce an attractive result. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Houtan Chaboki performs reconstructive surgery for facial paralysis to improve symmetry and restore balance.
To learn more about surgery to treat facial paralysis, contact us online or call the office at (202) 741-3409.
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Reasons to Consider Surgery
People seek treatment for facial paralysis for a multitude of reasons. These, of course, depend upon the cause, location and severity of paralysis. Some conditions associated with facial paralysis include facial asymmetry, drooping in the mid-face, loss of movement in the upper and lower eyelids, nasal airway obstruction, drooling, inability to smile, corneal damage and other aesthetic and functional concerns. Clearly, these conditions significantly impact the quality of life for those affected, making surgical intervention an excellent option.
As there are a wide variety of causes for facial paralysis, there are also a wide variety of treatment options. Dr. Chaboki will meet with you, perform a thorough examination, and discuss your goals for surgery to determine the best treatment plan for you. He will take into consideration factors such as:
- Your age
- Your overall health
- The cause of paralysis
- The severity of paralysis
- And, most importantly, your preferences and goals for surgery
Treatments such as nerve repair or a facial sling may be recommended. Nerve repair involves reattaching nerve endings or using a nerve graft. A facial sling is used if paralysis occurs in the middle of the face, typically from the corner of the mouth to the nose. Other surgical techniques are available depending on the specific circumstances. In fact, several cosmetic techniques can be used for improvement of facial paralysis such as a brow lift or Washington, DC and Northern Virginia facelift.
It's important to understand that treatment for facial paralysis requires a multi-disciplinary approach, and may necessitate the involvement of more than one medical professional. One of the benefits of Dr. Chaboki's practice is that he has developed very close working relationships with other physicians and frequently works in combination with them to achieve the best results for his patients. He can also refer you to physical therapist after surgery to enhance your surgical results.
If you still have questions about this procedure, please be sure to view frequently asked questions answered by Dr. Chaboki.