Facial Re-Animation

The facial nerve is the nerve responsible for facial expression. Sometime this nerve can be damage following trauma, after a surgical procedure, due to Bell’s Palsy or is absent from birth. The result is that the balance of the face is asymmetric when compared to the non-paralysed side.

There are multiple procedures to recreate this balance ranging from facial suspension to microsurgical techniques where the nerve is repaired or muscle are replaced in order to reanimated the face.