FACIAL PARALYSIS REANIMATION
Our facial expressions are important because they often communicate as much as our actual words. Facial paralysis, whether as a result of trauma, a surgical procedure, or Bell’s palsy, can be very difficult to cope with because it impairs this unique mode of communication, which is essential for our interpersonal relationships.
All facial reconstructive surgery for facial paralysis should be performed by a plastic surgeon with a special training in facial paralysis surgery. Dr. Samer Bassilios Habre is an expert in reconstruction of facial paralysis and reanimation. He has completed a fellowship in reconstructive surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis, USA), with special emphasis on facial paralysis treatment. He has many publications about reanimation of a paralyzed face. He is also European Board certified in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
He uses state-of-the-art techniques in an effort to achieve the most natural result.
Dr. Samer Bassilios Habre specializes in various reconstructive techniques that help restore patients’ confidence by enabling them to regain control of their expressions and facial muscles. Treatments vary from Botulinum toxin injections in the clinic to balance the two sides of the face to complex procedures in the operating room. A facial sling can restore symmetry to facial expressions by raising a sagging area of the face. In cases involving significant nerve damage, an advanced procedure can be employed in which nerves from other areas of the body are used to replace the damaged portions of the facial nerve in order to increase the mobility of the facial muscles.
In longstanding facial paralysis and in congenital facial paralysis, Dr. Samer Bassilios Habre offers microsurgical functional muscle transfer. The result can be fantastic, creating a more spontaneous, symmetric smile that can make profound changes in the patient’s confidence and self-esteem.
Dr. Samer Bassilios Habre also offers treatment for those with eyelid dysfunction. His reconstructive procedures can restore the ability to blink, which is necessary to supply the eye with moisture and prevent impaired vision.