Facial Nerve Repair

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There are an array of surgical and non-surgical facial nerve damage treatment options to improve the appearance and function of areas traumatized by nerve damage.

FACIAL NERVE DAMAGE SYMPTOMS

Partial or complete facial paralysis symptoms include the inability to smile on one or both sides of the mouth, eyelid paralysis, cornea damage, drooping of the face, drooling or inability to chew, depressed eyebrows or nasal airway obstruction.

FACIAL NERVE DAMAGE TREATMENT

Following a full evaluation and diagnosis process with Dr. Henstrom, non-surgical or surgical are recommended to treat facial nerve damage. Often times, a treatment plan includes a combination of both.

Common treatments for facial nerve damage repair:

  • Corticosteroids and/or antiviral medications to relieve the nerve of excess pressure
  • Surgery for tumor removal which also applies excess pressure to nerves resulting in nerve damage
  • Nerve transplant surgery
  • Gold weight under upper lid to allow closure
  • Browlift, facelift, or subperiosteal mid-face lift surgery to improve symmetry
  • Botox treatments
  • Nasal reconstruction surgery
  • Lower lip wedge excision of paralyzed portion
  • Lip depressor muscle rehabilitation
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Layton Facial Plastic Surgeon