Facial Palsy

Temporary or permanent damage to your facial nerve may cause a weakness or paralysis of your facial muscles. This may affect your eyes and/or your mouth. Often facial palsy occurs on one side of your face, but it can occur on both sides.

The causes of facial palsy vary but may include:

  • A viral or bacterial infection
  • Stroke
  • Nerve damage during facial surgery
  • Injury
  • Abnormal development of the facial nerve
  • Compression of the facial nerve (Bell’s palsy)
  • Facial trauma during childbirth

Diagnosis and treatment of facial palsy will depend on the area and degree of your facial paralysis.

For help in finding a consultant call us on 08456 034346 or fill in the form on the right and we will call you back.

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Promise is valid for patients paying for themselves. Excludes assisted conception and IVF treatments. Your initial consultation and any necessary tests are paid for separately.

* Not including private patient units at NHS hospitals. Local area defined as within 15 miles of the Nuffield Health hospital. We will match against written quotes only. 

** Where possible, we promise to assist you to receive any follow up advice, treatment or care that is clinically required from your Consultant for as long as you may require it. If a prosthesis is used as part of your treatment this is guaranteed for the manufacturer’s official lifetime of that prosthesis. “Clinically required” indicates where further intervention and/or monitoring of a patient’s condition is deemed necessary as a direct result of surgical intervention.