Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kane of Baltimore Answers Question Regarding Facelift for Paralysis
So I fell 30ft from a tree and fractured my skull and lost vision to my left eye lost my hearing in both ears TBI and now 19 months later
my left side of my face is still paralyzed and I’ve had an upper eyelift and weights inserted in my eyelid but I want to do a facelift to look somewhat normal again. Is there something I can do?
So sorry for your problem!!
There are 2 basic options to help.
- A static facelift which is an elevation of the tissues. This can be performed for the brow, face and neck.
- A dynamic facial re-animation where nerves are carried from the working other side to stimulate any residual muscle activity on the injured side, or use of muscles and slings on the injured side which will lift the brow, cheek and lip when stimulated.
There are other non-surgical options such as the use of Botox and the Silhouette InstaLift ThreadLift but these are limited.
In both cases, I recommend you to arrange consultation with both the Departments of Plastic Surgery and ENT at your nearest or dearest University Medical Center for proper evaluation and review of your options.
I wish you the best!
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.