Mobius Syndrome

  Mobius Syndrome Mobius syndrome is a congenital (birth) deformity where patients are born with facial paralysis on either one or both sides.  Facial reanimation of the ability to smile can be performed using muscle transfers (temporalis or gracilis) to help bring emotion to a sometimes emotionless face. Dr. Nicholas Bastidas is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in the treatment of pediatric and adult craniofacial, cleft and vascular abnormalities. Dr....

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Bells Palsy

  Bell’s Palsy Bell’s palsy is form of facial paralysis related to dysfunction of the facial nerve.  Most cases are one-sided (unilateral) and the source is often unknown (idiopathic).  It may be associated with lyme disease as well as with the herpes simplex virus.  Treatment is aimed at restoration of facial symmetry and regaining the ability to smile. Instances involving paralysis of the eyelid may require placement of a gold weight to help protect the...

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