General Editor: Daniel Buchbinder

Authors: Damir Matic, John Yoo

Facial nerve

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Modified facelift

The most common approach used for exposure of the facial nerve and treatment options for reconstruction of the paralyzed face is the modified facelift or parotidectomy incision.

Use of existing lacerations

Frequently, patients with facial trauma also have lacerations. Very often, these existing soft-tissue injuries can be used to directly access the facial structures for management of the trauma.