New Research Discusses Success of Facelift Procedures Performed in Conjunction with Parotidectomy

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World-renowned head and neck surgeon Dr. Babak Larian says that it is safe and possible to perform a facelift alongside a parotidectomy in patients requiring both procedures.

Babak Larian
The performance of a rhytidectomy alongside a parotidectomy is very necessary in certain cases. It’s fantastic that this study has found that there is no real danger in performing the two together.

A recent study by the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, suggests that the performance of a facelift is considered a useful surgical approach following a parotidectomy, which is most often performed by a head and neck surgeon to remove a tumor in the parotid gland. The study found that the total duration of the surgery only increased a mere twenty minutes.

“The performance of a rhytidectomy alongside a parotidectomy is very necessary in certain cases. It’s fantastic that this study has found that there is no real danger in performing the two together,” said Dr.Larian.

The study followed 84 cases of parotidectomy, which were performed with a rhytidectomy over the course of February 2008 to June 2011. Out of all 84 patients profiled in the research, only one experienced a postoperative hemorrhage that required surgical revision. Twelve patients experienced facial paralysis brought on by the surgery, though all recovered within the course of the following six months.

Dr. Larian is the director of the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery in Los Angeles where he treats patients who have parotid gland tumors with micro-parotidectomy. Dr. Azizzadeh, a fellow colleague and a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with an extensive knowledge of the facial nerve, often assists Dr. Larian in the operating room when a facial reconstructive procedures is necessary. This unique team approach allows for patients to have optimal results, because the area of parotid tumor removal is reconstructed at the same time. In cases where there is a lot of excess skin, a facelift technique is used on both sides to even out the face.

“Whenever Dr. Azizzadeh and I are working together on the removal of a parotid tumor and facial reconstruction procedures, we take extreme precaution, and take our time to locate the facial nerve branches at the beginning of surgery to ensure that our patient has no facial paralysis,” said Dr. Larian.

Dr. Babak Larian, a board certified head and neck surgeon, is extremely skilled in the performance of both conventional and minimally invasive parotidectomy. Dr. Larian participate in a six-year residency program in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at UCLA. Dr. Babak Larian is the Chief of Head & Neck Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

If you would like to learn more about the surgical approach taken by both Dr. Larian and Dr. Azizzadeh to provide patients with the best results following their parotidectomy and facelift, please contact the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery today to schedule your initial consultation. More information may also be obtained online at http://www.ParotidMD.com.

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