Facial Paralysis Treatment

Facial paralysis can affect both children and adults and can result in debilitating functional and aesthetic effects. Often caused by conditions such as benign tumors, stroke, Bell’s Palsy, head trauma, infection, Lyme disease, or other afflictions, facial paralysis typically creates an imbalance on one side of the face, leading to a significant change in function and appearance.

Our Facial Reanimation Center at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group is composed of a team of medical experts who are committed to helping you recover from facial paralysis. Led by Roger Simpson, MD, FACS, our center utilizes the latest advances in reconstructive surgery to restore function and rebalance facial features in those affected by partial or full facial paralysis. With proven facial reanimation techniques offered by some of the most skilled and experienced doctors in the region, LIPSG can help you restore function to your facial features, and improve your quality of life. Learn more

Who is the candidate?

Candidates for facial reanimation surgery are patients who suffer from paralysis of facial areas and can benefit from surgical reanimation procedures as opposed to physical therapy alone. Patients who are considering facial reanimation surgery to restore the functionality of their smile, eyelids and brows, and other facial features will meet with one of our doctors for an initial consultation to determine their candidacy. Individuals who do not live in the Long Island and Manhattan vicinity can contact our practice to set up a virtual review on-line or over the phone. Learn more

I Feel like my life is starting all over again... A brand new start!"

Geoffrey, Florida, US

Geoffrey was born with damaged left facial nerves. He has lived his life without the ability to smile, frown, blink or make any facial expression on that side.

Geoffrey, Florida, US

Geoffrey was born with damaged left facial nerves. He has lived his life without the ability to smile, frown, blink or make any facial expression on that side.