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There are certain types of nerve conditions or damage that cause facial paralysis. Some are temporary, whereas others may be permanent. When muscles in the face no longer respond to voluntary or involuntary signals from the brain, both the unction and aesthetics of the facial features may be impacted. Dr. Gary Linkov at City Facial Plastics offers surgical options to address facial paralysis side effects for cosmetic enhancement.

Dr. Linkov is an experienced facial plastic surgeon with impressive credentials in his field. He has an in-depth understanding of the facial structure of skin, fat, bone, muscles, nerves and tendons. He is an expert on how they should be manipulated to improve aesthetics and function. For those with certain facial paralysis issues, Dr. Linkov uses advanced techniques to improve the appearance of the face to combat twitching, drooping and other problems.

Types of Facial Nerve Damage

There are several major nerves that impact the facial muscles. If they are damaged from trauma or impacted by illness, the appearance and function of the face can be changed. Some conditions like shingles or Bell’s palsy cause nerve damage that creates temporary paralysis or muscle spasms. Nerve damage may also be permanent. Depending on the type of facial nerve damage, there are options to improve function and appearance. Some of the nerve damage issues we treat include:

If you are suffering from changes to your face due to nerve damage or facial paralysis, contact us at City Facial Plastics. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Linkov to discuss the options available for addressing your facial paralysis.

What Dr. Linkov's Patients Say
City Facial Plastics

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 25 reviews

Alla K.

Dr. Linkov is really good and so easy to talk to, thank you!

Tyler D.

Thank you so much for your time, Dr. Linkov, appreciate the extra attention!

Elizabeth G.

Everything you would want in a physician - extremely thorough, thoughtful, intelligent, a great listener, and pays extreme attention to detail.

Carolina F.

Dr. Linkov is the best!!! He is extremely professional and knowledgeable!!! I recommend Dr. Linkov 100%.

Alex S.

Dr. Gary is a true professional with great eye and bedside manner. He’s the one I refer my family, patients and friends to.

Suzy S.

Highly recommend! Dr. Gary helped me with painful lip scar tissue after an accidental fall a year earlier. I’ve known Gary for 20 years and since the first day knowing him he’s grown as a medical professional with an innate sense of detail and kind demeanor. Excellent client follow up and post treatment care.

Marina S.

Dr. Gary is a fantastic NYC plastic surgeon who treats me and to whom I would recommend all my friends and family. He has a very conservative approach to fillers and I was extremely impressed with the way he filled my nasolabial lines that had been bothering me for years. It was painless, and I did not experience any bruising at all. Getting this done gave me so much confidence - I wish I worked with him years ago!

Rachel G.

Wow is all I can say! Fantastic doctor that gives you an extremely pleasant, professional, and realistic experience. Would highly recommend and give 6 stars if I could.