Postoperative Rehabilitation

UT Southwestern Medical Center's facial paralysis specialists expect you to be committed to your recovery and invest in yourself in order to maximize the results of your treatment.

The importance of pre- and postoperative rehabilitation is paramount.

Prior to surgery you will meet with an experienced therapist who specializes in facial nerve rehabilitation. During this visit, exercises may be prescribed based on the type of reconstruction that’s planned. In certain types of reconstruction, exercise is key to a satisfactory final result and success.

After surgery you will need to come to UT Southwestern every three months for an evaluation during the first year and every six months during the second year. If you are from out of state or country, we will help locate a therapist in your home area.

Working Together

Your meeting with a rehabilitation expert is for initial and continued guidance but is not a substitute for continued work at home or elsewhere – alone or with family and friends.

During the visitation we will decide with you the most appropriate treatment and start the journey of rehabilitation together.

At UT Southwestern, every patient has our commitment and dedication to reach our common goals.