Nerve Damage - What Are my Options for Facial Symmetry?
I have damage to the 4th and 5th crainial nerves. The nerve damage occurred 17 years ago during brain surgery. I have muscle atrophy on the left side of my face. The atrophy is not 100%. I have some weaker and smaller muscles on the left side, for example a small jaw muscle (bc. of mvmt of the right jaw muscle). On my left side, I have 75% mvmt of my eyelid, 5% mvmt of my eyebrow, 20% mvmt of a smile, 0% feeling. I am 60% to 40% in favor of more symmetry, then movement/feeling. I am willing to consider all options. Simple or complicated.