Leslie Kim, MD
- Director, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Some of the most important work our facial plastic surgeons perform is in the area of facial reconstruction and paralysis.
Patients who have suffered from an illness, injury or accident deserve special care and healing. It’s likely that you’ve already endured significant physical or emotional challenges related to your health, so our goal is to repair any resulting damage to your face or neck so you can recover more fully. You will always be treated with respect and empathy.
Your case may require meticulous technique and careful planning, but we believe you will feel more confident knowing you’re in the care of a board certified expert who routinely performs these very intricate surgeries. Your Ohio State facial surgeon has not only completed additional specialized training, but is also committed to the continuing education and research required to stay current on the latest techniques. Let’s work together to get you back to life.
We can repair tissues or facial movements damaged by injury, trauma or medical condition and treatment. We use very intricate surgeries and some nonsurgical options. This includes repairing nerves or muscles through delicate reconnection or grafting (taking nerves and muscles from other parts of the body to reinnervate or replace damaged facial muscles). The appropriate technique used depends on the location and severity of paralysis or injury.
Depending on the severity and location of damage, the appropriate techniques used or the terms you might hear when discussing reanimation or repair options could include:
Regardless of the individual terms or the perceived complexity of these treatments, our facial plastic surgeons are among the few physicians in the country qualified to perform these facial paralysis procedures.