Pilot study on facial palsy correction with suture suspension

María Luisa Navarrete Álvaro, Jennifer Knäpper, Rafael Boemo, Lluisa Torrent

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We present a pilot study to evaluate the benefit of static facial suspension with Silhouette sutures. We operated on a female patient with complete facial palsy secondary to otic tuberculosis. The patient has currently achieved satisfactory facial symmetry, mastication and speech production. As a result, self-esteem and social interaction have also been recovered.Static facial suspension with Silhouette sutures is an alternative to dynamic techniques in patients who do not wish to or cannot undergo those more complex surgeries. © 2009 Elsevier España, S.L.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-163
JournalActa Otorrinolaringologica Espanola
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2011


  • Facial palsy
  • Facial suspension
  • Silhouette sutures
  • Static techniques


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