New Article Explains Innovative Surgeries for Synkinesis and Partial Facial Paralysis Treatment

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Renowned facial paralysis surgeon Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, describes the cutting-edge surgical procedures he uses to treat patients with synkinesis and partial facial paralysis.

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Synkinesis and partial facial paralysis surgeries are intricate and complex, but there is no greater joy than giving someone back the ability to smile.

In an article published recently on, highly esteemed facial paralysis expert Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, details the innovative surgeries he performs to improve cases of synkinesis and partial facial paralysis. He hopes to shed light on the options available so that patients suffering from these conditions will know they have options.

“Many patients living with synkinesis and partial facial paralysis don’t know that there are surgeries that can help their condition and improve facial aesthetics. I successfully treat patients from around the globe who see a great improvement in their ability to smile and a reduction of synkinesis after treatment,” said Dr. Babak Azizzadeh.

In the article, he describes several cutting-edge procedures used to treat synkinesis, including selective neurolysis, static suspension, blepharoplasty, facelift, cross facial nerve graft, and gracilis muscle transplant. Selective neurolysis is a revolutionary procedure for treating patients who cannot smile because of their facial paralysis and synkinesis.

“Each patient that I treat is so different that it takes a thorough examination and evaluation of the condition to develop a customized treatment plan. A synkinesis treatment plan may entail one of these innovative surgeries or a combination of procedures to achieve the most optimal outcome,” explained Dr. Azizzadeh.

Dr. Azizzadeh is world-renowned for his facial paralysis expertise and is one of only a few surgeons to perform the most advanced facial paralysis surgeries. When dealing with facial paralysis and facial nerve issues, it is important that patients only seek treatment from an expert to reduce risk and have the best chance of symptom improvement.

“Synkinesis and partial facial paralysis surgeries are intricate and complex, but there is no greater joy than giving someone back the ability to smile,” said Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, facial paralysis expert in Beverly Hills.

Since his extensive and prestigious training at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Azizzadeh has helped hundreds of people with varying degrees of facial paralysis. Dr. Azizzadeh is the director of the Facial Paralysis Institute and one of the leading figures in the field of facial nerve paralysis. Dr. Azizzadeh has been recognized for his work on several occasions, and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and countless other media outlets.

Dr. Azizzadeh is trained in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Head & Neck Surgery, giving him a distinctive insight into facial nerve function and facial aesthetics. Dr. Azizzadeh also has extensive training in microsurgical facial reconstruction, which is often required for the treatment of people who are born with facial paralysis.

For more information, contact the Facial Paralysis Institute at (310) 657-2203.

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