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Treatment of facial nerve paresis

Treatment of facial nerve paresis

Paresis of the facial nerve is a decrease in the ability of facial muscles to move, a partial loss of this ability. Usually this condition is unilateral, but there are cases of bilateral damage.

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Treatment of facial nerve paresis

Among the causes of paralysis of the facial nerve, the following are most often noted:

  • an infection that in most cases causes reversible paralysis of the facial nerve;
  • trauma;
  • a condition that occurs as a result of a tumor or its removal

Facial paresis causes a lot of suffering and is a disabling condition. The patient is bothered by specific symptoms: drooping eyelids, one eye is constantly closed. It is worth noting that paralysis of the right side of the face occurs somewhat more often.
Treatment of any facial nerve paralysis at home is not carried out. It is worth noting that neuritis has an infectious nature, when the infection penetrates the channel of the facial nerve. It is very narrow, so any inflammation of the facial area can cause this disease. The most dangerous neuritis of the facial nerve, provoked by a tumor. But neuropathy of the facial nerve is called sensitivity disorder, pain sensations in the area where the facial nerve is located.

Indications and contraindications for the treatment of paresis of the facial nerve

Only the doctor determines the indications and contraindications for the treatment of facial nerve paresis. The only way out, when conservative methods have exhausted themselves, is surgical treatment of facial nerve paresis. The state after injuries, tumor removal in most cases leads the patient to the operating table.
As for contraindications, they are the same as for all surgical interventions, most of them are relative, that is, the operation can be done later.

What will happen if facial nerve palsy is not treated?

Treatment at home, self-medication only complicates the consequences of facial nerve paresis. The body has the ability to recover, but about 10-15% of the condition that existed before the disease, from the initial functions of the facial muscles. If the paresis of the facial nerve is not treated, ptosis (drooping of the eyelid), drooling, dryness of the cornea, etc. may remain. It is even possible to completely lose all movements on one side of the face.
To avoid unwanted consequences of the disease, make an appointment with a neurologist as soon as possible. We are waiting for you in our clinic!

The result of treatment of paresis of the facial nerve

The result of the treatment of facial nerve paresis is the restoration of the smile, facial symmetry, correction of the eyelids. Usually, not all movements can be restored, but depending on the age and type of damage, a technique is selected that will improve the tone of the facial muscles. It is possible to transplant adipose tissue to the facial area, for example, from the femoral area, if muscle atrophy has occurred.

Popular questions

Which doctor treats paresis of the facial nerve?

Surgical treatment of facial nerve palsy is performed by a plastic surgeon. But he is constantly in contact with a neurologist.

How long is facial nerve palsy treated?

How long it takes to treat facial nerve paresis depends on the factor that caused the disease. The first 7 days are the most important in terms of renewal. After treatment of facial neuritis, you can return to normal life on average in 1.5-2 months, but it all depends on the course of the disease. The patient will be assisted in recovery by a physiotherapist and a rehabilitation specialist: treatment methods will be applied and sets of exercises will be prescribed to restore normal function of the facial muscles.

How to determine paresis of the facial nerve?

If you see that facial movements have become asymmetric, there is a drooping of the eyelids and corners of the mouth, contact a neurologist in the next few hours after the symptoms appear. Time matters.
There is also congenital paresis of the facial nerve after birth trauma. This happens with complicated births.

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Preparation for treatment of paresis of the facial nerve

Preparation for the treatment of facial nerve paresis is carried out by a neurologist. He examines and detects the need for surgical treatment. The degree of violations that have occurred is assessed, the doctor prescribes instrumental and laboratory diagnostics. After the examination, if there is a significant violation of function and appearance, the question arises of referral to a plastic surgeon.

Stages of treatment of paresis of the facial nerve

Depending on the chosen strategy, the stages of treatment of paresis of the facial nerve may include either drug therapy, physical therapy procedures, or surgical intervention.
What happens if surgery is recommended to treat facial nerve palsy? When the patient arrives at the clinic, a number of stages of treatment await him:

  1. Consultation of a plastic surgeon, neurologist, anesthesiologist, who will evaluate the possibility of surgery and choose the method of surgical intervention, as well as anesthesia during it.
  2. Anesthesia. The patient is brought to the operating room and anesthesia is administered, which allows for an operation lasting about 3-4 hours. This is the average time for surgery for facial nerve palsy.
  3. The operation itself: during its performance, the patient does not feel anything, and the surgeon restores the nerves and reconstructs the appearance of the face using high-tech modern methods.
  4. Hospitalization for observation within 2 days is necessary for the patient to be under constant medical supervision.
  5. Next, the patient comes for examination after 6 days, 12-14 days, 18-20 days, 1 month, 3 and 6 months. During the examination, the doctor assesses the general condition and well-being of the patient, appearance and recovery of facial muscle functions.

Kadochnikov Sergiy Valerievich

Kadochnikov Sergiy Valerievich

Plastic surgeon
Work experience (years): 18. Completed over 10 000 plastic and reconstructive operations.
Patients are welcome at the following office address: Odessa, Sudnobudivna, 1B
Kornienko Alexandr Evgenievich

Kornienko Alexandr Evgenievich

Plastic surgeon
Work experience (years): 18. Completed over 10 000 plastic and reconstructive operations
Patients are welcome at the following office address: Odessa, Sudnobudivna, 1B
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