CULLP refers to a condition that causes one side of a baby’s mouth to remain motionless when he or she cries. It is present at birth and may lead to the development of other medical conditions that cause cardiovascular, neck, face or urinary problems.
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of The Facial Paralysis Institute is a Harvard-trained and dual board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He takes a holistic approach to CULLP and other forms of facial paralysis. In doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh helps patients achieve their desired treatment results.
Asymmetrical Crying Face
There are many symptoms associated with CULLP, such as:
- Nostrils expand equally when a baby breathes slowly
- Mouth pulls downward on one side of the face when a baby cries
- Lips appear thinner on the affected side of the face
When it comes to asymmetric crying face symptoms, it is always better to err on the side of caution. If a parent believes his or her baby is dealing with CULLP, it is important to seek out medical support. That way, a parent can take the first steps to address his or her baby’s CULLP symptoms.
Lower Lip Paralysis Causes
In some instances, CULLP is caused by facial nerve compression due to birth trauma. Or, in other cases, CULLP is linked to the underdevelopment of the lip muscles or similar issues during fetal development.
How Is Congenital Unilateral Lower Lip Palsy (Cullp) Treated?
If CULLP symptoms linger, surgery may prove to be a viable option. Sometimes, a myotomy may be used to improve facial symmetry in CULLP patients. Reanimation of the lower lip on the paralyzed side of the face may also help CULLP patients overcome their facial paralysis symptoms.
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Dr. Azizzadeh assists patients of all ages, and he is happy to help treat CULLP symptoms. To schedule a CULLP treatment consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please call us today at (310) 657-2203.
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