Restoring facial symmetry through non-surgical cosmetic procedures after permanent facial paralysis: a case report

Sahan A., TAMER F.

ACTA DERMATOVENEROLOGICA ALPINA, PANONICA ET ADRIATICA, vol.26, no.2, pp.41-42, 2017 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier


Facial nerve paralysis can occur due to infection, inflammation, trauma, surgery, and tumors. It leads to facial asymmetry, impaired oral competence, articulation deficits, and psychological problems. Treatment options include physical therapy, static slings, nerve and muscle transfers, blepharoplasty, brow lift, and chemodenervation with botulinum toxin. We report the case of a 66-year-old Caucasian female with permanent facial paralysis following middle ear surgery. The facial asymmetry was treated successfully with botulinum toxin A injection, hyaluronic acid dermal filler injection, and a thread-lift procedure.