During facial reanimation surgery, damaged nerve
fibers are repaired or nerves and muscles are transplanted. This is done to
regain facial muscle control.
- Facial muscle
Treated with Facial Reanimation Surgery:
Facial reanimation surgery is utilized in cases of
Physical therapy and occupational therapy are
non-surgical alternatives to facial reanimation surgery. There are no
comparable surgical alternatives to the procedure.
with Facial Reanimation Surgery:
Facial reanimation surgery is performed under
general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Facial Reanimation Surgery:
Possible risks following facial reanimation surgery
include infection, bleeding, scarring, blood clots, pain and a negative
reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience transplant
rejection and for the transplanted or repaired nerves to fail to transmit
impulses to muscles.
from Facial Reanimation Surgery:
following facial reanimation surgery takes four to six months.