If total or partial facial paralysis does not regress on its own, the entire spectrum of plastic surgery and aesthetic treatment options should be used in order to regain maximum quality of life and normality for social integration. This can be achieved by correcting the form and function of the affected patient. Even if the original condition before facial paralysis cannot be completely restored to one hundred percent symmetry, which does not exist even in "healthy" patients and is very difficult to achieve, patients can still expect very good results. The patients significantly benefit from them in everyday life: the often very irritating conjunctivitis can be corrected by the restored eye closure. The tighter cheek tissue and the regained muscle function allow him to better control his lip closure and retain fluids (oral continence). Pronunciation becomes clearer and the nasal breathing unobstructed. Not to be underestimated is the considerable gain in self-esteem and valuable improvement in the ability to make contact in everyday social life for those affected.
Many scientific studies have shown that the last aspect in particular significantly improves the quality of life of those affected; our own data also prove this: well over 95% of the patients we treat would undergo their therapy or surgery again. All patients shown on this page have given their express written consent to the publication of image/video material. They would like to encourage other affected patients to tackle their paralysis pro-actively and are making a very valuable contribution in this respect.