Symmetry correction is a vital part of restoring function after facial paralysis. Not only is this important for cosmetic reasons, but it can improve certain functions such as speech, articulation, and even swallowing.

Before and after photos of young boy after lower lip depressor (DOA) myectomy for facial paralysis.

Procedure
Lower lip Botox injection

Details for Patient # 44812
5-year-old boy with congenital lower lip paralysis (marginal mandibular nerve palsy), underwent single injection of Botox® to the active lower lip depressor muscles. Shown here 5 months later with excellent symmetry.

Before and after photos of girl after lower lip depressor (DOA) myectomy for facial paralysis.

Procedure
Lower lip depressor myectomy

Details for Patient # 15465
22-year-old woman with hemifacial microsomia and incomplete facial paralysis, presents with unopposed lower lip depressor muscle activity. She underwent lower lip depressor muscle excision on the functioning side. Shown here 18 months later with excellent symmetry and balance of the lower lip.

Before and after photos of young girl after lower lip depressor (DOA) myectomy for facial paralysis.

Procedure
Lower lip depressor myectomy

Details for Patient # 23934
5-year-old girl with partial facial paralysis involving the marginal mandibular nerve to the lower lip. She underwent a lower lip muscle excision and denervation procedure to restore symmetry. Shown here 2 years postop with excellent symmetry of her smile.