I see patients very often who had no idea that there were treatment options for Bell’s palsy available to them. It’s so important to continue to spread the word that this is a treatable and beatable disorder.
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 03, 2013
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, and world-renowned facial paralysis surgeon at the Facial Paralysis Institute in Beverly Hills is pleased to announce the performance of an innovative surgical procedure for sufferers of Bell’s palsy, a form of temporary facial paralysis paralyzing one side of the face. According to Dr. Azizzadeh, the procedure aims to improve facial symmetry through enhancing and balancing facial features.
“The Bell’s palsy facelift is geared towards appropriate candidates who are experiencing synkinesis and facial palsy. Because Bell’s palsy usually brings a downward pull to the paralyzed side of the face, through the procedure I can use asymmetric skin and muscle repositioning to improve the corner of the mouth, releasing nerves and muscles that tug the smile to move sideways,” said Dr. Azizzadeh.
Bell’s palsy is the number one cause of facial paralysis in the United States, affecting thousands of individuals each ear. Though a specific cause for the condition cannot be pinpointed, it is believed to arise due to inflammation of the facial nerve as a result of the herpes virus. In nearly 90% of cases, individuals afflicted with Bell’s palsy will regain full movement in the paralyzed side of their face, with 10% suffering from permanent facial paralysis.
“Even though the majority of individuals who suffer from Bell’s palsy regain facial reanimation, it’s impossible to tell when exactly that might occur because Bell’s palsy has no secure time span for recovery. A Bell’s palsy facelift isn’t only an option for sufferers of permanent facial paralysis, but also for patients who have partial return of function,” said Dr. Azizzadeh.
At the Facial Paralysis Institute in Beverly Hills, world-renowned Bell’s palsy surgeon Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, believes that any individual dealing with the emotional and physical affects of the condition could be a candidate to undergo treatment for the disorder. Dr. Azizzadeh offers revolutionary treatments at his medical practice through cutting-edge procedures like the Bell’s palsy facelift to non-invasive methods like Botox. Through education and raising awareness about the disorder, Dr. Azizzadeh hopes to spread the word that Bell’s palsy can be treated and overcome, and that it is not a life long battle.
“I see patients very often who had no idea that there were treatment options for Bell’s palsy available to them. It’s so important to continue to spread the word that this is a treatable and beatable disorder,” said Dr. Azizzadeh
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 as well as countless other media outlets. As a trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and head and neck surgeon, Dr. Azizzadeh has a distinctive insight into facial nerve function and facial aesthetics.
For additional information regarding Dr. Azizzadeh or the Facial Paralysis Institute in Los Angeles, please call (310) 657-2203 or visit http://www.facialparalysisinstitute.com.