smile surgery

smile surgery

A popular term for surgery that corrects the unilateral facial drooping which occurs with facial nerve paralysis, which results in loss of contractility of the mimetic muscles on the affected side. Smile surgery takes two formats:
(1) Static (structural), in which the lips and related tissue are tightened, which improves the appearance and reduces some of the adverse effects of facial nerve paralysis; or
(2) Dynamic (functional), in which the facial nerve is repaired.
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Macauley underwent 'smile surgery' on one side of his face at Alder Hey Children's Hospital when he was 19-years-old but chose to not continue with the right side because the operation was so painful.
(3) The patient decided to proceed with bilateral SmILE surgery, which was uneventful.
The central thickness of the corneal specimen was obtained from the SMILE surgery data.
Two years before orthognathic surgery, the patient has undergone smile surgery at Maxillofacial Surgery Unit of the University Hospital of Parma and consisted in double free muscle transfer using the gracilis muscle collected from the medial thigh and grafting it in the corners of the mouth and reinnervating it by the masseter motor nerve for facial animation.
Shilton and his wife, May, both of them former RCM presidents, assisted the giggling children and their overjoyed parents who saw the Operation Smile surgery as a life-changer.
The 33-year-old songwriter said that his smile surgery took more than a month to recover from and, after his eyelid surgery, I wasn't able to open his eyes for a week.
I decided I'd have weights inserted into my eyelid to help it open and close normally again and "smile surgery" that involves transplanting muscle from elsewhere in the body into the face.
The alternative would be 'smile surgery', which involves taking nerves from other parts of the body and inserting them in the cheeks.
Roslyn said: "I've heard that when she gets a bit older Kaitlyn can have 'smile surgery'.
[14] suggested that SMILE surgery has a similar predictability, independent of the amount of myopic correction.
Wu and Wang demonstrated that the changes of the anterior surface and the total cornea were significantly lower after SMILE surgery than after FS-LASIK surgery 3 months postoperatively [5].
During the SMILE surgery, no one lost suction or had lenticule remnants.