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What are the Causes of Facial Nerve Damage?

Trauma or other conditions such as Bell's palsy can cause nerve damage, leading to an inability to move the muscles of the face on one side or both sides.

This nerve damage can cause facial paralysis, which causes difficulty in speaking, blinking, swallowing. Surgery can address this problem when facial paralysis does not resolve on its own.

There are several surgical procedures for the restoration of the lower part of the face. Some of these procedures involve moving tendons, muscles, and facial nerve from other areas of the body to the face.

The surgery which will implant muscle tissue may involve more than one procedure as they will be performed at several stages.

Treatment Procedures

Our individualized treatment plan might involve one or more of the following procedures:

  • Temporalis Tendon Transfer (T3): This is a comparatively simple procedure as it moves the temporalis muscle and tendon from one location to another in the face.
  • Gracilis Muscle Transplant: This procedure is also known as Gracilis Free Flap, where our surgeon transfers a small portion of a thin muscle from the inner thigh to replace facial muscle.
  • Cross-Facial Nerve Graft: Our surgeon moves a nerve from one side of the face to the other to make the transplanted muscle gain the ability to contract.
  • Masseteric Muscle Transfer: In this procedure, the branch of muscle that helps people to chew is re-routed to a new area in the face.
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Transfer: To enables a transplanted muscle to function, our surgeon can relocate a portion of the facial nerve that moves the tongue to a position.

Dr. Neetu Modgil ENT, with 15+ years of experience, is here to provide you with the best and the most advanced facial nerve repair surgery. We are here to give you world-class treatment with the most comfortable aftercare.

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