Dr. Henstrom is a top facial reanimation specialist in Utah and treats facial paralysis patients with great success. Each situation is different depending on medical history, severity of paralysis, location and individual patient desires. Here are some common facial reanimation procedures at Utah Facial Plastics performed by Dr. Douglas Henstrom. Treatment plans may include one or multiple of the following.
Nerve Grafting or Repair
Nerve grafts are common with facial paralysis conditions and involve removing the nerve(s) from one area of the body and grafting to the area where there has been damage. Sometimes the nerves are left in place and repaired microscopically. This allows patients to have more movement and control of their facial muscles.
Some procedures require removing the muscle for another area of the body, typically leg or abdomen, and surgical adding to areas of the face that will help with asymmetry and function of areas face, such as the mouth.
Additional reanimation procedures
Other common procedures for facial reanimation include Botox (for asymmetry), weight placement, eyelid surgery, nasal surgery, browlift surgery, a lower lip wedge excision, mid-face or facelift surgery.
Patients from all over the country with Bell’s Palsy, a history of stroke, tumor or trauma seek Dr. Henstrom’s expertise to help them gain function and symmetry of their face. Other causes of facial nerve damage include Guillain Barre Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.
Dr. Henstrom is passionate about helping patients with facial nerve damage look and feel their best. We welcome you to come in for a consultation with Dr. Henstrom to determine the best course of action of you. You can call (801) 776-2220 or contact us HERE.