Facial paralysis occurs when the muscles on one or both sides of the face no longer work. This is caused by a variety of issues including stroke, congenital disability, tumors, infection, previous surgery or Bell’s Palsy. Regardless of the cause, over time the affected side becomes distorted and the brows, cheeks, eyelids, mouth, and face can begin to sag. Additionally, the nose can become obstructed from paralysis of the dilator muscles of the nose.
An individualized approach is taken towards reanimation of the paralyzed face, focusing on each patients’ specific concerns. Procedures include eye rejuvenation and eyelid repositioning, brow lifts, facelifts, rhinoplasty, fat transfer, nerve regeneration procedures, and facial slings.
St. Louis Facial Plastic Surgery offers a wide variety of surgical procedures and techniques, as well as non-surgical procedures, to rejuvenate the face and neck.