A number of medical conditions can cause the serious side effect of facial paralysis. Cancer treatments, stroke, accident trauma or even problems with an ear surgery can have an effect on the nerves and muscles that control facial movements. In addition, the paralysis can impact the operation of the eye, mouth or throat, complicating vital tasks like swallowing or blinking.
When facial paralysis occurs, the victim can often become withdrawn and depressed, not wishing to appear in public or even be seen by close family. But there is hope and treatments are available. Maurice Khosh, MD, FACS, is dual certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, and is a renowned specialist in cosmetic facial surgery, including surgical treatment for facial paralysis.
Cosmetic and Functional Surgery
Treating facial paralysis depends on the severity of the condition, the extent of its affect on numerous systems and the expected recovery. A temporary paralysis condition warrants conservative measures like therapy. Permanent paralysis will require more extensive treatments to protect the eyes and prevent important facial systems from being affected.
Surgical procedures to elevate or suspend facial muscles, shape the lips, raise drooping eyelids or facilitate other muscle or nerve function may be necessary. Dr. Khosh is an experienced cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgeon who has many surgical treatments in his repertoire to restore function, shape and normalcy to victims of facial paralysis. Even slight enhancements with Botox® can provide some necessary alternations.
Compassionate Facial Paralysis Help
When you or a loved one experiences facial paralysis from any cause, Dr. Khosh is the compassionate expert in the area of facial paralysis treatment. Patients will benefit from his close working relationships with a number of neurologists, therapists, cancer specialists and ophthalmologists who can together deliver the best and fastest possible care.
Call our Park Avenue office in New York today to arrange your confidential consultation with Dr. Khosh.