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considering facial plastic surgery?
« on: September 21, 2017, 01:33:50 pm »
I am 5 years post-op (2012) with modest facial paralysis.  after surgery I spent considerable time with a facial therapist and did acupuncture.  I went from looking like I was a model for Picasso to luckily having good symmetry and can do a closed smile.  I did have twitching with eye and eye used to close at the same time as smiling.  Therapy, acupuncture and botox did do a lot of help.  the right side of my mouth is paralysed and consequently struggle with enunciating words and sometimes eating can be a challenge.  I wonder whether I should consider facial plastic surgery?  I live in Toronto (6 mos) and in Palm Springs (6 mos).  A trip to L.A. is doable. I hear a bit about Dr. Azzizadeh but haven't heard results post op.  thank you.
5cm AN.  2012 Retro.  2014 Gamma Knife.  Facial paralysis, synkinesys


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Re: considering facial plastic surgery?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 03:33:53 am »
I had all of my "plastic surgeries" done by Dr. Manktelow at The University Health Network ( is that what the call the combined Toronto General and Toronto Western?, they weren't joined back then).
Ask your GP to whom you might get referred ( Dr. Manktelow apparently has retired) and go for a consult. See what they suggest but be prepared for the possibly of more than one surgery ( I had five or six, two of which were to achieve one thing ( done in two parts)).
1st AN surgery @ age 23, 16 hours
Loss of 7-10th nerves
mulitple "plastic" repairs to compensate for effects of 7th nerve loss
tumor regrowth, monitored for a few years then surgically removed @ age 38 (of my choice, not medically necessary yet)


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Re: considering facial plastic surgery?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 12:39:42 pm »
Collected info from this forum .

people got surgery from Tessa Hadlock
1.   jilljpower –
2.   DHJ - weight and lower lid tuck were done 10 days post OP
3.   Cathy64-
4.   ks1121 - facial nerve hemangioma removed
5.   Mart –
6.   Susie –
7.   Sue Adams - eye weight
8.   Gloria Nailor-

9 people got surgery from Patrick Byrne
1.   Brewers7 - T3 surgery
1.   nancyann - T3 surgery
2.   Tanyajames1 - T3 surgery
3.   Kaybo - T3 surgery
4.   vickieastwood- gracilis flap surgery
5.   tugnutt - gracilis flap surgery
6.   kdet
7.   pattibobatti
8.   jilljpower - T3 surgery

1 people got surgery from Babak Azizzadeh
1.   chelsmom
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