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One of the many drawbacks of facial paralysis is the loss of a beautiful, symmetrical smile. Facial paralysis often affects one side of the face, resulting in unbalanced movement of the lips and mouth when smiling. Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, is a highly respected facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in NYC that specializes in treatments for facial paralysis. If you have facial paralysis and want to restore a symmetrical smile, contact Dr. Rosenberg to explore your options.

With facial paralysis, the facial muscles and nerves do not perform as directed. When you smile, the messages sent from the brain travel through the facial nerves to the working side of the face, and your facial muscles react to pull your lips into a smile. Unfortunately, that message is lost if there is nerve damage or the muscles have atrophied on the side of your face with paralysis. Dr. Rosenberg offers surgical treatments that can restore movement and help you achieve a more balanced smile again.

Surgery for Smile Symmetry

Each person with facial paralysis is unique, and the treatments needed for smile restoration can vary. A common procedure to help with smile restoration is selective neurolysis surgery. This procedure releases the platysma muscle in the face and reduces nerve activity. This allows the corner of the mouth to move upward when you smile to achieve a symmetrical appearance. Other procedures that may be indicated to restore your smile can include nerve and muscle transfers, depending on the severity of your facial paralysis.

Everyone deserves to have a smile that brings beauty to their face and joy to those around them. If you have facial paralysis that is affecting your ability to create a balanced smile, there may be options to improve your appearance. Contact Dr. Rosenberg today at his office in NYC or Upper East Side to schedule a consultation to find out if you are a candidate for smile restoration surgery.

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Our Patient Reviews

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