Facial Paralysis Surgery
The Facial Nerve Expert, Dr. Panossian is a leader in reconstruction for facial paralysis. He is one of only a handful of plastic surgeons in the world able to treat children with facial paralysis.
Treating Facial Paralysis
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If you have been doing your research on plastic surgeons for your cosmetic or reconstructive needs, then look no further. Dr. Panossian combines his passion for plastic surgery with a strong focus on patient well-being. The consultation is only the first encounter that will leave you feeling confident in your decision to pursue plastic surgery.
Andre Panossian MD
The Facial Nerve Expert
Dr. Panossian’s wealth of knowledge in the field is matched only by his highly skilled hand in the operating room. Rest assured that your best interests and desires for the absolute finest result is at the heart of his entire approach.
There are several options for pursuing a consultation with Dr. Panossian. The best way to get a proper assessment and surgical plan is to come into our office. A lengthy consultation will go over your options and answer any and all of your questions.
If you are located outside of the greater Los Angeles area, Dr. Panossian does offer Skype consultation. This does not substitute an in-person consultation, but for many living outside of Los Angeles, this a convenient first step.
“You no longer need to live with facial paralysis”
There are state-of-the-art options available for virtually every person and at every step of the way.
Bell’s palsy is the most common cause of facial paralysis. There is no single known cause of Bell’s palsy. It is most often associated with facial nerve swelling and inflammation similar to what can occur during a viral illness.
Tumors and acoustic neuromas can affect the facial nerve indirectly along its course and cause facial paralysis. These usually arise from adjacent nerves that are close to the facial nerve and can create a compressive effect as they enlarge.
Facial Nerve Trauma
Trauma to the facial nerve of any type can cause facial paralysis. Whether the nerve is cut or bruised, function of the facial nerve will be impaired for a time depending on the degree of injury. Early surgery will establish nerve function.
Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
This curious condition demonstrates shingles-like symptoms involving the ear and the facial nerve. It is, in fact, caused by the herpes zoster virus that is responsible for chicken pox and shingles. The symptoms can also affect hearing.
Best Paper Award by The PRS
Dr. Panossian has received the highest honor bestowed by the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal, the pre-eminent publication of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Read about his ground-breaking smile reanimation technique.
Andre Panossian MD
Plastic surgery is such a personal choice. It is important to have all the necessary information you need to make an informed decision, one that you will feel great about for a lifetime. That doesn’t mean picking just any plastic surgeon.
We believe that your health and safety comes first. Everything else pales in comparison. Along with this assumption, plastic surgery does not have to be painful or uncomfortable. It should be a positive overall experience with a lifetime of happiness to be gained.
In our practice, we strive to make your experience nothing short of spectacular from the first consultation to your very last post-operative visit. Dr. Panossian will answer all of your questions throughout this process so that you leave with a 5-star experience in every way.