Our facial nerves allow us to show emotions through the ability to move our features, such as our eyebrows, nose or lips.
When damage is caused to one’s facial nerves, this can lead to a partial or complete paralysis of the face. Whether it’s a result of Bell’s Palsy, a possible birth defect, or a past surgery, a hindrance to communicate in this manner can be quite devastating. Dr. Lee can help to improve the functionality and appearance of your face by employing some of the best facial nerve surgery Beverly Hills has to provide. Facial nerve surgery can help to return your capability to move and control your facial features.
Synkinesis and muscle tightness
One frequent complaint from patients is the tightness in the muscles that can result from facial nerve paralysis, within the area of one’s neck in particular. This can be treated with Botox to alleviate the tightness. Furthermore, while subtle, it is not uncommon for that inadvertent act of squinting the eye while smiling to be found in patients with facial nerve paralysis.
Generally, the first noticeable trait in patients dealing with facial nerve paralysis is the asymmetry between the two sides of the face. Symmetry can be achieved with such effective treatments as Botox, to balance the face.
If you’re looking for more permanent results, you can discuss your surgical options with Dr. Lee during your consultation. Dr. Lee has cleverly taken techniques from cosmetic surgery and adjusted them to restore symmetry to the face. Dr. Lee has worked to perfect her techniques so that she may be able to perform some of the best facial nerve surgery Beverly Hills can provide.
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One concern found with facial nerve paralysis is brow asymmetry. Nerve paralysis in the brows can cause one of the brows to slide and droop. In addition to the loss of facial symmetry, the plunging brow can contribute to a laxity in the upper eyelids and obstruct one’s vision. Using an endoscopic brow lift, along with a blepharoplasty if needed, can help to raise the brow position. A brow lift will help reposition the drooping brow, while concealing the incisions behind one’s natural hairline.
One of the most common problems resulting from facial nerve paralysis is the inability to properly close the eye. While there are temporary treatments, such as eye drops, ointments, eyelid taping and patches that are helpful, modern techniques place a gold or platinum eyelid weight to help the eyelid close by the natural force of gravity.
Facial nerve paralysis can also lead to sagging lower eyelids, which causes exposure to the eye. This can be corrected by tightening the lower eyelid to help restore its natural position.
Having been through the Dr. Kimberly experience, these patients can help you understand the smoothness of the journey.
A collapsed nasal passage can be the result of facial nerve paralysis, making it difficult to breathe. The nasal valve can be reconstructed to open up the nasal airway and restore airflow through the nose so that you may breathe easier.
Restoration of an active smile and normal resting position of the cheeks and lips is one of the most difficult goals in addressing facial nerve paralysis with functional, cosmetic, and social significance. Facial nerve paralysis of the lower face leads to sagging and asymmetry of the lips leading to oral competence and drooling. The ability to speak or eat is frequently impaired. The goal of restoring the smile, either dynamic or static, is to restore a balanced facial appearance, while correcting the functional problems caused by facial nerve paralysis.
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Dr. Lee makes it her goal to deliver some of the top facial nerve surgery Beverly Hills has to show for. Dr. Lee tailors each surgery to the individual and his or her unique set of requirements. Dr. Lee offers a myriad of procedures geared toward restoring position, tone and motion to the cheeks and lips. During your consultation with Dr. Lee, she will be able to discern the technique that is best suited for your needs.
If you would like to know more about facial nerve surgery in Los Angeles, you can contact us online. Or if you like, you are welcome to call our office, and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.
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