If you suffer with facial paralysis, there are a number of different treatment options available. Dynamic muscle transfer is one of the more complex and innovative surgeries available, but it isn’t always suitable; particularly for older patients. An alternative is static correction.
What does static correction entail?
A less complex procedure, static correction involves numerous procedures aimed at correcting the appearance of the face. Fascial slings are a more common option, along with facelift and brow lift style procedures.
The type of procedure you undergo will be determined after a thorough medical examination and will depend upon numerous factors.
Am I suitable for static correction?
Some of the factors that will be considered by Mr Paul Tully before he advises you on the most appropriate procedure include:
- The extent and location of the paralysis
- How long you’ve suffered with the condition
- The type of paralysis experienced
Facial nerve paralysis can show itself in various ways including being unable to smile, difficulty speaking, facial laxity and eyelid droop.