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Who performs a cranioplasty procedure?I've heard a neurosurgeon or cranial facial surgeon does them. I just want to make sure who exactly.

Who performs a cranioplasty procedure?I've heard a neurosurgeon or cranial facial surgeon does them. I just want to make sure who exactly.

Sometimes both: Cranioplasty is a surgical repair of a defect or deformity of a skull. The types of cranioplasty repair depend on the location, the type of injury leading to the defect and size of defect and overlying skin defect. When there more than the calvarium (also known as "skull cap") involved, then a craniofacial surgeon may be needed to help with reconstruction. ...Read more

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If a person had deep facial lacerations what cranial nerves would be damaged?

If a person had deep facial lacerations what cranial nerves would be damaged?

#7 or #5 typically: A facially laceration that involves a cranial nerve typically effects the facial (cn #7), which is motor to the face, or trigeminal (cn #5), which supplies sensation to the face but also has motor branches to the chewing muscles. If there is involvement of the neck, other nerves can be injured as well. ...Read more

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How does cranial sacral therapy help with tmd/atypical facial pain?

How does cranial sacral therapy help with tmd/atypical facial pain?

Depends: Cranial sacral therapy is a viable alternative in certain cases of tmd. I often get referrals from chiropractors who say the adjustments that they perform on the patient does not hold. The bite (occusion) may be incorrect or out of alignment, causing the adjustments to fail. I would consult a TMJ specialist in conjunction with cranial sacral therapy. ...Read more

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At 2 weeks post op Craniotomy R side facial weakness started Surgeon said post op inflammation of 7th cranial nerve not Bell Palsy. How can they tell?

At 2 weeks post op Craniotomy R side facial weakness started Surgeon said post op inflammation of 7th cranial nerve not Bell Palsy. How can they tell?

7th nerve: Bells Palsy is usually caused by a virus. Since you just had a craniotomy and your nerve was originally working most likely it is a temporary scenario caused by acute swelling surrounding the nerve. ...Read more

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My doctor told me that "trigeminal neuralgia is a severe spastic, lancinating facial pain due to a disorder of the 5th cranial nerve." What does this mean?

My doctor told me that "trigeminal neuralgia is a severe spastic, lancinating facial pain due to a disorder of the 5th cranial nerve." What does this mean?

It's dictionary time: Clearly you haven't bothered to look up the meanings of the terms used. "Trigeminal" refers to the 5th cranial nerve; "neur + algia" = nerve + pain; lancinating = stabbing. You can figure this out. Look up trigeminal neuralgia. Definitely look at pictures. This is not beyond your comprehension. You're not doing yourself any favors by wanting it spoon-fed to you. Self-education is empowering. ...Read more

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At what age do most ppl undergo face lifts? Is there an age that is too young for most Drs' preferences? Best facial/antiaging options for late 30s?

At what age do most ppl undergo face lifts? Is there an age that is too young for most Drs' preferences? Best facial/antiaging options for late 30s?

MostlyAfter50But: Most facelifts are done in people older than 50 years age.But having said that there are exceptions and some young people also need it and get it Best anti aging for skin Don't sit in sun too much Eat healthy Moisturise your skin Avoid getting Overweight Exercise regularly ...Read more

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Is it possible to enhance your cheekbones though facial exercises?

Is it possible to enhance your cheekbones though facial exercises?

No, I don't think so: Any exercises you do, might thicken the muscles of the face but would have no effect on the bones; rather with bigger muscles, the cheek bones may not be obvious any more. ...Read more

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Does anybody has any experience with facial liposuctionwho can guide me?

Does anybody has any experience with facial liposuctionwho can guide me?

Yes.: Liposuctioning is a tool that can be used to treat localized adipose tissue of most parts of the body. It can be useful to treat localized adipose tissue collections of the neck and jowl area as well. Generally speaking, modern-day plastic surgeons tend to try to preserve fat in the face, to maintained as youthful appearance as possible. ...Read more

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