What To Expect When You Go In For MDS Surgery


When you go in for MDS surgery, you expect to get the information that you need. You also expect your surgeon to explain what is going on with your facial muscles and what can be done about it. The following guide will help you understand what happens during and after surgery.

What is MDS?

MDS is a condition that affects the facial muscles. It can cause facial weakness and drooping of the mouth, difficulty chewing or swallowing, and even difficulty speaking. MDS can be caused by damage to nerves that control facial movement. Damage to these nerves can come from stroke and other conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or brain tumors. In some cases it may also be inherited from your parents—you’ll probably notice symptoms in yourself before you see them in your children because it takes longer for changes to show up in kids than adults

What are the symptoms of MDS?

The most common signs of MDS include:
  • A feeling of weakness or tiredness, even after rest. You may also feel like you just can’t keep up with your daily activities.
  • Slurred speech (dysarthria), sometimes from a visible drooping of the corner of the mouth and lip. This occurs because muscle weakness limits your ability to control your tongue and lips, affecting speech patterns.
  • Drooping of the eyelid (ptosis), which may make it difficult for you to see clearly out of one or both eyes. This can happen because there is less muscle power in certain eye muscles due to weakened muscles in the orbital cavity near where those muscles attach to bone.
  • Drooping of the corner of your mouth (hypesthesia), which makes it difficult for you to smile naturally or speak clearly due to limited movement in these areas due to diminished facial nerve function caused by reduced blood flow through these nerves as they branch off into smaller branches that run toward the face from inside major blood vessels carrying oxygenated blood from lungs back up toward heart again after its done delivering carbon dioxide waste products out into tissues during normal breathing cycles.”

How is MDS Surgery Performed?

MDS surgery is a minimally invasive procedure. It can be performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient setting or on an inpatient basis. Surgery usually takes 1-2 hours, and the incision can be closed using sutures or staples. A drain may also be inserted to help reduce swelling during recovery. You’ll need someone to drive you home after surgery because you will be unable to drive for 24 hours after your procedure (check with your surgeon about what’s allowed).

What can I expect after my surgery?

  • You will need to rest for a few days after your surgery.
  • You will be sore and swollen for several days after your surgery. Keep this in mind when deciding on how much you want to do or where you need to go during that time.
  • Your doctor may have recommended exercises, but avoid strenuous exercise until you are fully recovered from the surgery. These could include: running, jogging and jumping rope; lifting more than 10 pounds; playing sports such as basketball or tennis; doing heavy housework such as vacuuming or mopping floors; yard work like raking leaves; any activity that involves walking long distances (more than a mile). If you have these types of activities planned while recovering from MDS surgery, talk with your doctor first before proceeding so they can assess whether or not it is safe for them to proceed with their plans.”
  • It’s normal for some swelling and bruising around the incision site after this type of procedure—this typically goes away within two weeks after surgery.”

Are there any risks or complications with MDS surgery?

  • Are there any risks or complications with MDS surgery?
No. It’s a minimally invasive procedure, which means you can go home the same day and resume your normal activities in just a few days. There are some risks associated with anesthesia, such as bleeding, infection and pneumonia. However, these are rare when done under proper medical supervision. MDS surgery can also cause problems like narrowing of an artery that leads to the heart (coronary artery stenosis), but this is extremely rare (only occurs in less than 1% of patients). In fact, many people who undergo the procedure never experience any complications at all!

MDS surgery is an effective solution for treating damaged facial muscles.

MDS surgery is an effective solution for treating damaged facial muscles. The procedure can be done in an outpatient setting and under local anesthesia, meaning you’ll spend less time in the hospital than traditional surgical procedures. MDS surgery can also be completed within a day, so there’s no need to worry about missing work or school! If you’re considering MDS surgery but aren’t sure whether it’s right for your situation, talk with your doctor today!


We hope that this blog post has helped you understand what to expect when going in for MDS surgery. If you’re feeling nervous about the procedure and would like more information, feel free to contact us today!