If total or partial facial paralysis does not regress on its own, the entire spectrum of plastic surgery and aesthetic treatment options should be explored in order to regain maximum quality of life and normality for social integration. This can be achieved by correcting the patient's form and function. Even if the original condition before facial paralysis cannot usually be completely restored and 100% symmetry, which by the way does not exist even in "healthy" patients, is very difficult to achieve, patients can expect very good results.

The patient will benefit significantly from the alleviation of symptoms in everyday life: the often very irritating conjunctivitis can be corrected by restored closure of the eyes. Tighter cheek tissue and regained muscle function allow better control of lip closure and fluid retention (oral continence). Pronunciation becomes clearer and the nasal breathing much freer. The considerable gain for those affected in self-esteem and a valuable improvement in the ability to make contact in everyday social life should not be underestimated.

Scientific studies have shown that the last aspect in particular considerably improves the quality of life of those affected; our own data also prove this: well over 95% of the patients treated by us would undergo their therapy or surgical procedure again.

Facial nerve palsy often results in complex limitations. You should not be discouraged by this. There are many possibilities for therapy. Early treatment and a proactive approach to the problems are important.

In pronounced cases of facial nerve palsy, the entire range of surgical and conservative treatment options should be exhausted.