I had an acoustic neuroma removed 20 years ago. 6 months later I had an anstamosis hypoglossal. I think that's how you spell it! Basically the nerve from my tongue connected to my facial nerve. This has given me fantastic eye closure and no need for weights, it gave me back my muscle definition in my cheek and overall I'm happy with the results and very minimal visible scarring. This procedure doesn't seem to be used any more and I was wondering if anyone knows why?