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Filler injections to improve the ability to eat, drink, and speak

Our expertise extends beyond improving facial aesthetics alone. We recognize that facial paralysis can significantly impact essential daily functions such as eating, drinking, and speaking. With our extensive experience in using both synthetic fillers and autologous fat transfer, we can strategically employ these techniques to enhance not only your appearance but also your functional abilities. For patients with facial palsy, we offer solutions that address not just the visible effects of paralysis but also the practical challenges it poses. By carefully administering fillers to the lips, we can improve your oral competence, making it easier to perform these crucial activities and significantly enhancing your overall quality of life.

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Why choose the Hadlock Center for Facial Plastic Surgery?

For addressing facial paralysis and related concerns, choosing the right medical team is crucial. Dr. Tessa Hadlock, a renowned facial nerve specialist and professor at Harvard Medical School, leads the Hadlock Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. With extensive experience and expertise in the field, Dr. Hadlock is considered a pioneer in modern facial nerve surgery. She has published hundreds of scientific articles and played a pivotal role in developing facial nerve function and recovery scales, making her a thought leader in her field. Her commitment to patient care and her innovative surgical approaches ensure that you receive the best possible treatment for your facial paralysis concerns.

Types of fillers to address facial paralysis

Synthetic fillers 

Among the options available are synthetic fillers like hyaluronic acid, collagen, and calcium hydroxyapatite. These fillers are carefully injected into specific areas of the face to restore lost volume. Hyaluronic acid, for example, is a natural substance found in the skin that can help plump and hydrate the tissue. Collagen and calcium hydroxyapatite are other fillers for Facial Paralysis in Boston that can be strategically placed to achieve the desired results. This approach not only improves facial symmetry but can also enhance facial aesthetics, helping patients regain their confidence.

Natural fat transfer

In some cases, patients may prefer an approach that uses their body's own tissue for volume restoration. This technique involves harvesting fat from the patient through liposuction, purifying the fat cells, and then injecting it into the areas of the face that require volume augmentation. Autologous fat transfer not only provides lasting results but also avoids the risk of allergic reactions or adverse responses to synthetic fillers. This procedure can improve both the appearance and function of the face, making it easier for patients to eat, drink, and speak comfortably.

At the Hadlock Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we are experts in using both synthetic fillers and autologous fat transfer to address the unique needs of patients with facial palsy. With our extensive experience, we can precisely administer these treatments to achieve the best possible results, improving facial aesthetics and function. Whether you're looking to restore balance to your facial features or enhance your ability to perform daily activities, our dedicated team is here to help you regain confidence and a more fulfilling quality of life.

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Personalized care

Every patient's condition is unique, and one-size-fits-all solutions are not acceptable. We pride ourselves on providing highly individualized care. Dr. Hadlock and her team take the time to thoroughly evaluate your condition, discuss your preferences, and develop a customized treatment plan. Whether you require facial reanimation surgery, static suspension procedures, or non-surgical interventions like BOTOX or fillers, we are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal results.

Our patient-centric approach ensures that you receive compassionate and comprehensive care throughout your journey to facial restoration. Dr. Hadlock is fluent in English, French, and Spanish and speaks some Italian and Russian, allowing her to treat those who are more comfortable expressing themselves in these languages. Her multilingual capabilities ensure effective communication and personalized care for a diverse range of patients.

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