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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Facial Paralysis program

The Facial Paralysis Program at The Hospital for Sick Children started because of a need to address the specific problems of facial paralysis in children. Before microsurgery, the treatment of facial paralysis was based on procedures to position the structures of the face in a more natural location. Although these techniques have a role in the treatment of older patients, its effectiveness is limited in children. Microsurgery has made it possible to transplant nerves and muscles to the face to provide movement. This opened new possibilities for animating the face.

See the History of The Facial Paralysis Program at SickKids.

How to make a referral

Referring professionals accepted:

  • Family physicians
  • Other specialists

Patient group parameters:

Some cases may be suitable for Telemedicine

Initial Visit:

Within three months

Age limit:

18 years

Visit the Ambulatory Clinics page for referral form and more information.