and facial nerve treatments

Conveniently located to serve in Scottsdale
Arizona, Orinda and San Diego California.


Tamplen Plastic Surgery Center for
Facial Reanimation

Trained at UCLA and UCSF, Dr. Tamplen provides exceptional care to all facial nerve patients. Dr. Tamplen is passionate about restoring both form and function to individuals with facial paralysis. He is the leading expert in advanced treatment strategies including facial reanimation surgery, eyelid surgery and Botox for synkinesis. Dr. Tamplen is an expert in diagnosing, treating, and monitoring all facial nerve conditions, including:

  • Bell’s palsy
  • Ramsay Hunt syndrome, when shingles causes facial paralysis
  • Traumatic injuries to the facial nerve
  • Complications of acoustic neuroma or acoustic neuroma surgery
  • Synkinesis or the unintended movement of part of the face when attempting to move another (closing your eyes when you smile)

Facial Nerve Treatments

Dr. Tamplen provides exceptional care based on the latest scientific evidence.

  • Nerve transfer surgery, where a nerve from another part of the face is carefully sewn using a microscope to the facial nerve to restore movement
  • Nerve to masseter transfer
  • Hypoglossal nerve transfer
  • Double nerve transfer
  • Selective Neurolysis
  • Muscle transfer surgery, connecting a muscle from another part of the body to facial muscles
  • Gracilis free tissue transfer
  • Tendon transfer surgery, moving the temporalis tendon form the side of face to the corner of the mouth, designed to improve speaking, eating, and smiling
  • Eyelid weights to help eye lids close
  • Botox to help with muscle over activity and synkinesis
  • Face lift and brow lift procedures to help rejuvenate the face and neck.

Schedule a consultation today

If you are looking for a skilled and expertly trained Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon to perform your facial reanimation procedure, contact Tamplen Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Tamplen will take the time to understand what your aesthetic goals are so that he can provide you with elegant and natural results from your facial reanimation procedure in The Bay Area or Scottsdale.

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Dr. Tamplen, a well-known Facial Plastic
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