When the facial nerve is injured by trauma, infection, surgery or a number of other causes, the entire side of the face can droop and become immobile. The eyelids may not close with blinking, and the eye may become subject to drying and severe corneal injury. The corner of the mouth may droop, causing difficulty with eating, drinking, and smiling. Facial nerve paralysis can be a devastating problem; however, there are a number of treatment options.
Facial Paralysis Treatment
Drs. Douglas Sidle and Alan Micco have collaborated to form the Northwestern Center for Facial Paralysis and Reanimation. Together, they offer patients a “team approach” to facial reanimation and rehabilitation. There are numerous methods to improve these conditions and Dr. Sidle can discuss the various options available for rehabilitation of the eye and face during your consultation visit. We can provide you further information detailing the various methods of treatment.
Facial Paralysis Rehabilitation
Experience Matters. As a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon at Northwestern with expertise in the face and neck, Dr. Sidle can provide you with an individualized plan to achieve your goals of a more youthful face. Call our office for a one-on-one consultation.
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