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Facial paralysis is a complex medical condition, but there are several surgeries that can help. Effective treatments are available today for nearly everyone with partial or total facial paralysis. Then, neuromodulators like Botox® injections and physical therapy can help retrain the muscles during the healing process.

Facial retraining and Botox injections can work well together. This is because suppressing unwelcome facial movements can be excessively challenging. A little help from Botox allows you to focus your energy where it needs to go — on the desired action. Your brain will eventually figure out how to move in this new way, so you will not need more Botox injections.

Selective Neurolysis and Other Surgical Treatments That Give You Back Your Smile

Surgical procedures such as myectomy and selective neurolysis, which divide tight muscles and ill-functioning nerves, can help you achieve a greater range of motion and a more relaxed facial expression.

Suppose your facial muscles have been permanently frozen and are nonfunctional. In that case, Dr. Joshua Rosenberg may recommend a muscle transplant using tissue from your inner thigh or neck to reanimate your smile. He may also need to stimulate nerve activity in your inactive facial muscles.

A fascia lata sling procedure can also fix asymmetry in the mouth when your face is at rest. Because of how well the operation works, no one will notice that you have had facial paralysis if you are not smiling. In addition, any drooling that may have occurred due to Bell’s palsy will be significantly diminished.

Several criteria will determine Dr. Rosenberg’s techniques to restore your smile’s symmetry and facial motion. For example, your age, the severity of your paralysis and the length of time you have been affected all affect your surgical necessities and overall treatment plan.

Scheduling a Consultation to Help You Smile Naturally Again

Do not hesitate to seek medical attention if you are experiencing sudden paralysis or weakness on one side of the face. You will have a higher chance of restoring your smile and facial symmetry if you see a specialist in facial nerves as soon as possible.

Dr. Rosenberg has extensive experience reviving smiles after paralysis of the face. Please, get in touch with him to learn more about your opportunities for regaining facial symmetry, expression and a satisfying smile. You can call or use the convenient online booking system to arrange a consultation at our New York office.

Posted on behalf of Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.

234 East 85th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10028

Phone: (212) 241-9410


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Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 11 reviews

Tonio Jennifer

Knowledgeable Doctor, great staff...somehow Dr Rosenberg makes you feel that no matter the odds he will come thru for you and with me he did so many times

Karmita Avila

I haven't the opportunity to meet the doctor yet, I have an appointment. I was referred by an ENT doctor in NJ, Dr. Douglas Leventhal, nice, young, excellent bed manners. Unfortunately he does not reconstruction nasal perforation, but he was very interested in helping me, and he referred me to a colleague in NY, and asked me wait a call from them, otherwise to call him back if they didn't contact me. Thanks GOD, they are very efficient and received, today two calls , I finally got to talk to Evelyn, very kind, and patient, gave me the appointment, I hope that my present health problem due to bad medical practice years ago, Dr. Rossenberg, can reconstruct my septum. I thank you from deep of my heart.

Nada Alkhawam

I want to thank DR. Rosenberg for his time and he’s amazing staff,he did a wonderful job operating on my face moving the cyst last Tuesday , I couldn’t believe my self the way he operates berly any brosis, he’s amazing surgeon , and he’s staff especially Ann& daina they are on top everything sweetheart they answered all my questions, with friendly since humor, I’m so lucky to have him As surgeon

Theresa Norris

Excellent surgeon supported by caring medical team members. Highly recommend.

Jan Wong

Dr. Rosenberg and his staff are thoughtful, caring and made me feel at ease during my procedure and at my follow up visits. Highly competent and friendly staff. Definitely recommend.

Sue Bee

An excellent Doctor who is kind and compassionate. He genuinely cares about his patients and their well-being.

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Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
234 East 85th Street, 4th Floor
New York NY 10028

(212) 241-9410

Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
2052 Richmond Road
Staten Island NY 10306

(718) 420-1279

Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM