We understand the range of difficulties experienced by patients with facial paralysis. During the initial visit, a comprehensive facial paralysis questionnaire, which assesses the physical, emotional, and social impact of this condition, is completed and reviewed. A detailed examination of facial appearance at rest and with movement is then recorded with photographs. Any associated functional deficits with eye closure and oral competence are evaluated and documented.
After review of individual's scope of deficits and concerns, reconstructive and rehabilitative options are proposed and discussed. An individualized plan of care is formulated together with the patient. In many cases of facial paralysis, depending on individual needs, multiple treatments may be necessary in order to achieve an optimal aesthetic and functional result. Once your condition has been determined, a comprehensive treatment plan is developed which utilizes the services and talents of our neurotologists and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons as needed. Specialty services, such as ophthalmology, neurology, and physical therapy are also available and consulted on as needed basis.