Dr. Babak Azizzadeh Publishes Research in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal

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Article Examines Treatment for Post–Facial Paralysis Synkinesis

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh

My research helps patients across the globe improve their lives and seek the best treatment for them. It also helps other doctors decide upon a treatment plan and offer successful recommendations for each and every one of their patients

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of Facial Paralysis Institute has recently published an article in the prestigious Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal affiliated with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The article is titled “Modified Selective Neurectomy for the Treatment of Post–Facial Paralysis Synkinesis,” and addresses a treatment option for those diagnosed with Post-Facial Paralysis Synkinesis, which is often a symptom of Bell’s palsy and refers to an abnormal synchronization of facial movement.

In his paper, Dr. Azizzadeh explains that the treatment option he has researched, a modified selective neurectomy, is shown to be a success. Throughout the research process, Dr. Azizzadeh and his team conducted modified selective neurectomies on sixty-five patients, and 98% of patients reported satisfaction with the procedure at their last recorded postoperative visit.

"Selective Neurolysis is one of the most impactful changes in how patients’ facial paralysis are getting treated,” said Dr. Azizzadeh. “My research helps patients across the globe improve their lives and seek the best treatment for them. It also helps other doctors decide upon a treatment plan and offer successful recommendations for each and every one of their patients.”

The Facial Paralysis Institute has been offering support, encouragement and resources to those with Bell’s palsy and facial paralysis since 2009. Dr. Azizzadeh is the founder and current director of the Institute, and his ability to conduct research allows him to reach a wide range of patients with a variety of possible treatments. The article’s publication in an internationally esteemed medical journal will provide more answers for surgeons interested in assisting patients with facial paralysis.

Dr. Azizzadeh and his research team concluded that “modified selective neurectomy improves spontaneous smile mechanism and synkinesis in patients with post–facial paralysis synkinesis,” and should be considered as an alternative to more invasive surgeries. The article provides insight and information to fellow medical professionals that will allow them to understand the full scope of this medical development.

To read the article and learn more about Dr. Azizzadeh’s research, please visit: https://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/Abstract/2019/05000/Modified_Selective_Neurectomy_for_the_Treatment_of.38.aspx.

To learn more about the Facial Paralysis Institute, 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.

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