Facial expressions are something that we often take for granted. The face is our platform to interact with the world, and our expressions are conveyed to others to help define us and interact with others. When a patient suffers from facial paralysis, he or she may lose complete ability to confidently interact with the world. Moreover, some patients may be perceived as being angry, upset, or aloof. We know how daunting facial paralysis can be and how many patients have been told to keep waiting or to be satisfied with the way the results they have. The Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Team at UCLA works to restore meaningful and expressive movement while performing eyelid surgeries to help protect the health of the eye.
Bell’s Palsy / Facial Nerve Paralysis
The Facial Paralysis Institute: Dr. Azizzadeh
This facial paralysis makes half of your face appear to droop. It can affect the eye on that side, making it difficult to close the eyelid properly. In most patients, this facial paralysis resolves on its own, usually within 3 — 6 months. Douglas performs surgery to correct the eyelid form and function. Contact Dr.
Schedule a Consultation. Facial nerve paralysis is a dysfunction of cranial nerve VII the facial nerve that results in an inability to control the facial muscles on the affected side. Several conditions can cause a facial paralysis e.
Paralysis may occur from birth, following trauma, or from radiation, tumor, or a virus. The facial nerve Cranial Nerve VII powers the small muscles of the face that cause the eyelids to blink and mouth to smile. Facial Paralysis is a condition where the facial nerve is partially or completely injured. Weakness can involve one unilateral or both bilateral sides of the face. Contact Us Today.