Static sling is a procedure that involves taking a piece of tissue taken from the thigh, called fascia lata, and placed into the face to resuspend the mouth and cheek. It is a rather old technique but effective if you want to simply keep the corner of the mouth elevated at rest. It can be combined with a number of other procedures, such as a facelift for facial paralysis , to maximize results. The effect of gravity in facial paralysis can advance the timetable on sagging of facial skin.
Complications of Facial Reanimation
Temporalis Muscle Transfer with Fascia Lata Sling: A Novel Technique for Facial Reanimation
Successful management of facial paralysis requires an experienced understanding of its cause, duration, and the prognosis for facial paralysis recovery. Skills in both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery are required to use contemporary techniques to rehabilitate fully the patient with facial paralysis Fig. It is helpful during the consultation process for the surgeon to divide the face into upper, middle, and lower thirds. In each facial region, reinnervation procedures as well as static resuspension procedures are available for the patient.
Examples of smile patterns. Essential steps of the temporalis tendon transfer procedure. A, Temporalis tendon transfer incision.
The response is the superior and lateral rotation of the globe during eye closure. This results in lid coverage of the cornea and iris even when lid closure is absent. It utilizes needle electrodes placed transcutaneously into the muscles of facial expression where action potentials can be recorded. Electrical silence indicates a normal muscle in resting state, severe muscle wasting, or acute facial paralysis prior to day Normal voluntary contraction reveals diphasic or triphasic potentials.