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.