Facial Reanimation Surgery

Using Microsurgery to Restore Movement Following Facial Paralysis

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Facial reanimation microsurgery (sometimes referred to as "smile surgery") can restore your ability to smile spontaneously after a damaged facial nerve has caused facial paralysis. Duke plastic surgeons and ENT surgeons are among the few in the country skilled in these highly technical and complex procedures. Microsurgical techniques have evolved considerably over the past several years to provide results previously not possible. We successfully help people young and old regain the ability to express emotion -- even when they have been told by other doctors that nothing can be done.