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Facial Paralysis Treatment in Columbus

Facial paralysis can happen for a range of reasons, from sudden injuries to genetic risk factors. It may be rare, but when it happens, it can seem to take over your life, seemingly changing your entire appearance in an instant. The good news is that modern medical advancements allow us to provide effective facial paralysis treatment in Columbus. If you are experiencing facial paralysis, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

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At Columbus Eyelid, we focus on providing a range of facial paralysis treatment options that give every patient an opportunity to take back control over their lives. With a focus on preserving function and restoring aesthetics, our results speak for themselves. Call us today to get started on your facial paralysis treatment plan at Columbus Eyelid.

What Is Facial Paralysis and Why Does It Happen?

Facial paralysis occurs when there has been damage to the facial nerve. This condition can occur due to a range of causes, and some of them can often happen without warning. Reasons for facial paralysis can include:

  • Bell’s palsy
  • Trauma
  • Stroke
  • Surgery
  • Tumor

Any of these can have significant effects or leave lasting damage to your facial nerves. The facial nerve controls the movements of the muscles of the face. So when it is damaged, the muscles of the face lose their ability to move and lose their tonicity.

This results in an inability to close the eyes, raise the forehead or raise the corner of the mouth. Because the muscles lose their tonicity, the affected side of the face becomes droopy. Patients can sometimes regain function. However, because the eyelid is unable to close, the eye can be at great risk for severely drying out and leading to vision loss. If the eyelids have not regained their function and ability to close after several months, there are surgical options that can be offered to help maintain good ocular health. At Columbus Eyelid, Dr. Kauh’s fellowship training and expertise allow her the skills and knowledge to offer the appropriate and optimal treatments.

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Options for Treating Facial Paralysis

Lid Weights

Lid weights may be placed in the upper eyelid to allow for closure of the eye.


Lower eyelid tightening may also be performed to help restore anatomical position of the lower eyelid.

Brow Lift

Some patients may develop significant drooping of the eyebrow, causing obscuration of peripheral vision. Brow lifting may be performed to help improve the field of vision.

Additionally, some patients who have had facial nerve injury may develop a condition called synkinesis. This is when a miswiring or abnormal regrowth of facial nerve fibers occurs, resulting in involuntary contracture of certain muscles during other intended facial movement.

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What Facial Paralysis Treatment Is Right for Me?

Your ideal facial paralysis treatment will depend on the cause and extent of the paralysis you are experiencing. That is why we fully personalize every procedure, looking at every possible factor to ensure you receive an optimized experience. We take into account everything from the cause of damage to the aesthetic changes to your face, adjusting each procedure element to bring out the best results possible. In many cases, the ideal treatment plan will consist of several procedures, each modified to enhance your results.

Dr. Kauh has the training and expertise to recognize when such a condition has occurred. She will be able to guide you on what the appropriate treatment for your condition is. Contact us today to see what your treatment options are for facial paralysis in Columbus.

What Results Will I See?

Of course, the ideal outcome is restoration to the face that is comparable to how it was before the paralysis occurred. However, there can be limitations to the results of facial paralysis treatments, depending on the individual situation. Before your procedure, we fully examine your situation and have an open discussion with you about your options and the results that you can expect. While medicine can have limits, you give yourself the best chance of success by working with an experienced surgeon like Dr. Kauh. She has completed countless surgeries and helped numerous patients take back their lives through personalized treatments. With every procedure, she devotes her entire focus and expertise to help patients get the results they want.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you have experienced facial paralysis, then the sooner you receive treatment, the better your outcomes can be. By addressing facial paralysis during the early stages, you can improve your results and get back to looking your best. If you have experienced any kind of facial paralysis in Columbus, contact Columbus Eyelid today to set up your consultation. We can discuss your procedure options and build a personalized plan to help you overcome this condition. Contact us today to learn more about facial paralysis surgery and get started on your plan.

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725 Buckles Ct. N, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43230

Phone : 380-333-5433 Fax     : 380-223-5031 E-mail : info@columbuseyelid.com
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