If you’re experiencing facial paralysis it can have a negative impact on your life. Usually there is a facial droop, your speech could be changed and your normal functions may be interrupted. There are many possible causes for your facial paralysis. Some common causes include:
- Bell’s Palsy
- Bulbar Palsy
- Facial Nerve Damage
- Facial Nerve Palsy
- Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
- Mobius Syndrome
- Traumatic Injury
- Lyme Disease
Each side of your face is controlled by its own facial nerve. Most of the time, facial paralysis just affects one side of your face. This results in an asymmetrical appearance to your face. You may also have difficulty closing your eye or blinking. Smiling may be something you’d rather not do because only one side of your mouth extends upward. When you eat or drink you may experience drooling.
If you have facial paralysis, it’s important to get properly diagnosed as to why you are experiencing this. A proper diagnosis by a doctor will help set you on the proper path for treatment. Some facial paralysis conditions are temporary, and with proper care, your face will resume functioning normally. At times, your facial paralysis can be treated with physical therapy and rehabilitation. Medications can also possibly help your facial paralysis.
There are times when surgery is necessary for your facial reanimation. If you’re experiencing facial paralysis, call our offices of Sanaz Harirchian Facial Plastic Surgery to see if you’re a candidate for facial plastic surgery for your facial paraylsis.