Dr. Babak Azizzadeh Develops Groundbreaking Smile Surgery for Bell's Palsy and Facial Paralysis

World-renowned facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Azizzadeh, discusses his new surgery technique called "modified selective neurectomy" for permanent smile reanimation.

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Director of the Facial Paralysis Institute, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, has developed a groundbreaking permanent treatment for patients who have not recovered from Bell's palsy, have synkinesis or facial paralysis. While there are several smile reanimation procedures currently available to patients, very few, if any, actually achieve the components of a natural smile. To improve patients quality of life and non-verbal communication capabilities, Dr. Azizzadeh pioneered the modified selective neurectomy procedure to create a natural and spontaneous smile.

"We've come up with the first of its kind definitive treatment for patients who do not recover from Bell's palsy. We can recreate a natural smile by going to the root of the problem, which is an abnormal regeneration of the facial nerve. We correct the wiring and the results are phenomenal," explains Dr. Azizzadeh.

Modified selective neurectomy, also referred to as selective neurolysis, is the most revolutionary facial paralysis and synkinesis treatment. The procedure identifies all of the nerve branches that go to facial muscles and selectively relaxes the frowning muscles that pull the corner of the mouth down and prevent the normal smile motion allowing for a natural smile. While selective neurolysis is an intricate operation, the downtime and risks involved for the patient are limited compared to other facial nerve surgeries. Selective neurolysis can also benefit patients with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome or facial paralysis following acoustic neuroma surgery.

Dr. Azizzadeh recently presented his modified selective neurectomy procedure at the 2017 American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting and the 11th International Facial Nerve Symposium. Dr. Azizzadeh's study of patients who underwent modified selective neurectomy found that there was a significant improvement in their smile capabilities. Furthermore, Dr. Azizzadeh was recently invited to the Dr. Oz Show to discuss his cutting-edge surgical technique.

To learn more about this groundbreaking facial paralysis treatment pioneered by Dr. Azizzadeh, please visit https://www.facialparalysisinstitute.com/.

About Dr. Babak Azizzadeh

Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Since his extensive and prestigious training at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Azizzadeh has helped hundreds of people with varying degrees of facial paralysis and Bell's palsy. Dr. Azizzadeh is the director of the Facial Paralysis Institute in Beverly Hills, CA and one of the world's foremost authorities in the field of facial nerve paralysis. He has been recognized for his work on several occasions and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Oz and countless other media outlets.

Furthermore, Dr. Azizzadeh is the co-editor of the definitive textbook "The Facial Nerve," has published numerous articles in such peer-reviewed journals, and is regularly asked to present both nationally and internationally on facial paralysis. The Sir Charles Bell Society awarded Dr. Azizzadeh the honor of hosting and directing the 13th International Facial Nerve Symposium in August 2017.

Media Contact: Jessica LaBarbera, Facial Paralysis Institute, 3106572203, jessica@facialplasticsbh.com

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SOURCE Facial Paralysis Institute



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