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Facial Asymmetry Correction in Facial Palsy Patients with Silhouette Sutures

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Author(s): Juan Fernando Fuentes | Mireia González | Lluisa Torrent | María Luisa Navarrete | Ricard Palao

Journal: Advances in Molecular Imaging
ISSN 2161-6728

Volume: 03;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 55;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Facial Paralysis | Suture Suspension | Static Technique | Silhouette Sutures

ABSTRACT
Introduction: over the last few decades several techniques static and dynamics, have been performed to improve facial asymmetry and functionality alter suffering facial paralysis. Methods: we present a pilot study to show and evaluate the benefits of a new form of facial suspension, with Silhouette sutures. We performed two patients with total and complete facial palsy due to otical tuberculosis in one case and to parotid carcinoma in the other. Results: one year after surgery, both patients have improved facial asymmetry, mastication and speech production which have lead to a higher self-esteem and major social interaction. Conclusions: static facial suspension with Silhouette sutures is a non invasive alternative to dynamic techniques in patients who don’t want or can’t undergo more complex surgeries.
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