Pediatric Facial Paralysis

The Fogelson Plastic Surgery and Craniofacial Center at Children's Health℠ integrates leading technology in the treatment of facial paralysis and congenital conditions in infants, children and adolescents.

Conditions we treat

Congenital facial palsy

Congenital facial palsy is a loss of facial movement due to nerve damage.


Facial paralysis on one side of the face.

Moebius syndrome

Moebius syndrome is a congenital condition, meaning it is present at birth, in which certain nerves within the face do not work.

Hemifacial microsomia

Hemifacial microsomia is a congenital (present at birth) condition in which the lower half of one side of the face is underdeveloped and does not grow normally.

Bell’s palsy

Bell’s palsy refers to drooping and weakness on one side of the face.

Traumatic nerve injury

Traumatic nerve injury can cause numbness or weakness, impacting a child’s ability to move and interact with the world around them.

Facial nerve palsy after tumor resection

After a tumor has been removed, facial nerve palsy can sometimes develop, which causes paralysis in one side of the child’s face.

Congenital Unilateral Lower Lip Palsy (CULLP)

Congenital unilateral lower lip palsy (CULLP) is a condition that is present at birth that causes one side of the baby’s face to remain still when he or she cries.

Advanced technology

Analytical Imaging and Modeling Center

The center is now home to the Analytical Imaging and Modeling Center which has the ability to capture images of your child’s condition in 2D, 3D and 4D. This enhancement allows the team of physicians to better plan for surgery and to ensure positive outcomes. The technology will also help the Center with ongoing research of pediatric plastic surgery procedures.

Imaging Center

The Imaging Center, along with a world-recognized staff of physicians, makes the reconstructive plastic surgery program at Children’s Health one of the most advanced in the country.

Facial paralysis clinic locations

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Pediatric Facial Paralysis Doctors and Providers

  • Jessica  Johnson, MOTR/L, CHT
    Jessica Johnson, MOTR/L, CHT Occupational Therapist