Facial Palsy Reconstruction
Facial palsy (Bell’s palsy) is the paralysis of facial muscles primarily caused due to secondary damage to the facial nerve. It mostly affects the entire face plus the forehead and causes severe weakness of arms, legs and hands. Bell’s palsy is the most common form of facial paralysis. Facial palsy can make a person feel embarrassed and loosen their confidence.
Facial palsy can affect anyone, the young, the old and even newborns. Patients with facial palsy find it not only difficult to socialise but also develop serious problems with speech and feeding. Unfortunately, most people think of facial palsy as a mere cosmetic problem but it isn’t just a cosmetic issue. It's actually about the function and more importantly, it is about our identity. The common causes of Facial Palsy are:
- High blood pressure
- Trauma and injury to brain, skull or face
- Rare genetic syndrome in newborns
- Surgical causes such as brain tumour removal
- Palsy caused by some viral infection
Dr. Date specialises in a detailed, controlled, and predictable external approach. During the consultation, he will consider many factors that make each case unique, including patients’ needs, goals and medical history.