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Facial Nerve Palsy Reconstruction

The facial nerve is the nerve responsible for our facial expressions. There are branches distributed across the face and neck. Together, they are also responsible for basic facial functions such as eye closure, speech, drinking and chewing.

Facial nerve paralysis makes it difficult for a person to perform these basic functions. Importantly, there is loss of facial expression and facial symmetry.

Through specialized operations, Dr Ong is able to help patients regain confidence by restoring facial symmetry and improve on these basic facial functions through personalized treatments.

Surgical Options for Facial Paralysis:

Eyelid and Eyebrow

  • Eyelid surgery to assist in eyelid closure
  • Lower eyelid tightening procedure
  • Brow lift

Lower Face

  • Lip Surgery

Face and Smile

  • Facial slings / muscle transfers for recreation of smile
  • Face lift procedures
  • Recreation of smile line on face


  • Nerve transfers
  • Non surgical adjuncts and touch up procedures

Dr. Ong Wei Chen is a fully accredited female Plastic Surgeon. She currently practices at WC Ong Plastic Reconstructive Surgery at Gleneagles Medical Centre, serving patients in all Parkway hospitals, Mount Alvernia and Farrer Park Hospital. She brings with her more than a decade of surgical experience.