Patients with facial paralysis suffer not only from the aesthetic imbalance of the face, but also from serious functional problems. These problems can include incomplete eye closure, chronic eye irritation and infection, disturbed nasal breathing, and difficulty with speech and eating. Facial trauma, surgery, genetics, benign or malignant tumors, Bell’s Palsy, and inflammatory-infectious diseases such as herpes zoster, mumps, coxsackie virus,, otitis media, lyme disease, and others are some possible causes of facial paralysis. Facial Nerve Reanimation can help to effectively restore a more natural function and appearance.
Facial Nerve Repair in Orange County and Irvine
Dr. Yeh uses specialized techniques to perform specific surgical procedures that address the problems encountered with facial paralysis. Many of these procedures work to replace or restore muscle function and tone in the face. There are several procedures/techniques and Dr. Yeh will help guide you to the appropriate treatment for your condition. Improving function – as well as restoring a more balanced and symmetric appearance also helps patients regain self-confidence.
WHY FACIAL NERVE REANIMATION?
Men and women of various ages with facial paralysis could be good candidates for treatment by Dr. Yeh. You should be capable of realistic expectations and be in overall good health. During your consultation – Dr. Yeh will do a thorough evaluation of your face – looking closely at the bony and soft tissue structure – along with the degree of deformity and loss of function. These factors greatly influence the outcome of facial reanimation surgery.
Dr. Yeh believes that the initial consultation is most important and should be done face to face with your surgeon. After listening closely and carefully to your concerns, Dr. Yeh is able to do a critical evaluation and make the correct recommendations to address your specific needs. It is during the consultation that you both arrive at a mutual understanding and trust which enables Dr. Yeh to tailor the treatment plan that is best suited to you – not somebody else.
His skilled hands & extensive knowledge – combined with an artistic eye & experience enables Dr. Yeh to achieve the most natural looking results possible.
FACIAL REANIMATION – PROCEDURE & FACTORS
While most of the procedures involved with facial reanimation require the use of sedation and general anesthesia, there are some procedures which can be performed under local anesthesia. Each procedure is highly personalized – so recovery and downtime varies with each patient, but Dr. Yeh will be able to help guide you through this process during your consultation. Most patients experience some discomfort which is easily managed with oral pain medication. Head elevation, ice, and plenty of rest are critical to aid in a quicker recover.
CHOOSING A FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON
Surgery is a serious decision – many times it is life changing. Choosing a surgeon who is qualified and able to achieve the right outcome is critical. Dr. Yeh is a Board Certified surgeon who is fellowship trained in Facial Plastic Surgery – which means he has many extra years of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical training and experience beyond the norm. He has focused on and is specialized in all procedures of the head and neck. This does not guarantee a certain outcome – but can ensure you that he is a skilled expert and highly qualified to perform your chosen procedure.
You can trust you face to this Facial Plastic Surgeon!