Dreadfully, the right side of my face was paralyzed during a surgical procedure. My facial features were distorted and out of place. I looked hideous. My right eye and mouth did not function properly or comfortably. I felt ruined, hopeless and depressed- especially after I was told my facial damage was permanent. I wanted to hide from others.
Dr. Matthew Kaufman took me on as a patient (a challenge). He performed a complicated and difficult surgery on me. He retrieved some of the lost functions and lost feelings in my right “dead” face. He improved the placement of my skewed facial features.
I can never thank Dr. Matthew Kaufman enough for restoring so much of me to me.
MY SELF IMAGE
AND THE HOPE- I HAD LOST.
Heidi L. Bowman