Facial paralysis can occur from a number of causes: Bell’s Palsy, chronic ear disease, paralysis from birth, facial nerve tumors, head trauma, Lyme disease, skull base tumors, and other conditions or causes. This paralysis affects nerves in the face that impact how a person eats, drinks, and interacts with the people around them. Some facial paralysis may be short term, and some may be long term, such as congenital (from birth) conditions.

Plastic surgeons at U of U Health have training beyond regular plastic surgeons. These qualifications make them expert in evaluating and treating complicated conditions that others cannot treat.

To learn more about your condition and how it can be treated, request a consultation with a plastic surgery specialist today. Also, visit the Facial Nerve Center to learn more about facial paralysis treatment and services at University of Utah Health.