Dawson’s smile: Facial reanimation surgery for a child with Moebius syndrome

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Facial surgery

Six-year-old Dawson has Mobius [Moebius] Syndrome, which causes facial paralysis. That means he has never had the ability to smile — until now.


Dr Alison Snyder-Warwick is a Washington University pediatric plastic surgeon at St Louis Children’s Hospital who specializes in facial reanimation surgery.

The Plastic Surgery specialty at St Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is one of only a handful of centers in the country that focuses on this specialized procedure.

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