Fix My Face
Expert Advice for Maximizing Recovery from Bell’s Palsy, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, and other Causes of Facial Nerve Paralysis
About the Book
This comprehensive, easy-to-follow resource is a must-read for anyone with recent-onset or persistent facial paralysis due to injury of the seventh cranial nerve. Written by a multidisciplinary team of facial nerve specialists with The Foundation for Facial Recovery, Fix My Face offers hope to patients struggling with facial palsy’s many complications and uncertain outcomes by presenting a roadmap for pursuing the best possible recovery. Readers will gain: • a plan for managing symptoms • exercises to minimize synkinesis and improve circulation, function, and symmetry • an exploration of facial plastic surgery, including Botox® and facial reanimation procedures Healthcare providers on the front lines of diagnosing patients will find Fix My Face thought-provoking and helpful. Calling on research-based evidence and their own clinical results with hundreds of patients, the authors make the case for rethinking how facial palsy is treated, including: • A new approach to medications • Early intervention rather than “wait and see” • Coordinated treatment by physicians, facial plastic and oculoplastic surgeons, physical therapists, and other providers working together on behalf of the patient.
About the Author
[FFR logo] The Foundation for Facial Recovery provides a venue for the exchange of ideas and experiences surrounding facial palsy and TMJ disorders, and educates healthcare providers, patients, and the public about effective treatments for facial palsy and TMJ.