Meet Dr. Azizzadeh
As the Chairman and Director of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is an internationally recognized expert in facial plastic surgery. His work with plastic and reconstructive surgery has made his CENTER a destination not only for patients of facial plastic surgery, but also for patients in need of complex facial nerve procedures. Dr. Azizzadeh’s client list includes executives, dignitaries, celebrities, and even other physicians from around the world.
Dr. Azizzadeh has published numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles, received many honors and awards, as well as presented at the national and international level. Additionally, major media outlets have sought out Dr. Azizzadeh for his expertise in anti-aging treatments, landing him spots on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Doctors, People Magazine, LA Times, New York Times, and many more.
Training & Accomplishments
Dr. Azizzadeh began his medical training at the UCLA School of Medicine. He continued with a six-year residency focused entirely on Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery. Demonstrating exceptional proficiency, he was then selected to complete a highly focused, sub-specialized fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Harvard Medical School. During this time, he was also appointed as a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School.
After his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Azizzadeh returned to UCLA, becoming an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery. Concurrently, he became an attending facial plastic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Since that time, he has become the Co-Director of the Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program at The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the Co-Chairman of Cedars-Sinai’s annual Advances in Multispecialty Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Symposium.
Since his training, Dr. Azizzadeh has been a driving force in the development and advancement of facial plastic surgery. In fact, he is currently the lead investigator for a stem cell and nerve regeneration project at Cedars-Sinai’s Regenerative Medical Institute, a project that could revolutionize the field of facial nerves. Additionally, he is the Co-Director of the Multispecialty Aesthetic Clinical Research Organization, where he oversees clinical trials related to general facial rejuvenation as well as rhinoplasty.
Dr. Azizzadeh is board-certified by two separate accreditation organizations:
- The American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Dr. Azizzadeh regularly pursues charitable endeavors in the interest of giving back. He is active in several humanitarian organizations that operate in 3rd world countries. As an example, he works with the Global Smile Foundation by treating children in need of cleft lip and palate repair, or other facial deformities. Additionally, Dr. Azizzadeh is a member of the Reconstructive Surgery Team of the ROSE Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to ending domestic violence and abuse. All told, Dr. Azizzadeh is passionate about helping individuals who are unable to attain proper healthcare on their own. Due to his efforts in this realm, he earned the Compassionate Doctor recognition from Vitals.com.
- The Facial Nerve
- Beverly Hills Beauty Secrets
- Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation
- Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty and Nasal Reconstruction
- Master Techniques in Blepharoplasty and Periorbital Rejuvenation
- Master Techniques in Facial Nerve
- American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- American Medical Association
- California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
- California Medical Association
- Los Angeles County Medical Association
- Los Angeles Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
- Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
- Sir Charles Bell Society
- Honorary Member of Spanish Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
Accolades and Awards
- Humanitarian Award Recipient – Operation of Hope
- UCLA Outstanding Resident Teaching Award
- Division of Head and Neck Surgery Chief Resident
- American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Resident Research Award
- Resident Travel Award @ the 60th Annual AAOA Meeting
- Resident Travel Award @ the Triological Society Meeting
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
- UCLA Medical Student Thesis Program
- Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- The David Saxon Distinguished Phi Beta Kappa Award
- Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Honors Thesis
- UCLA Undergraduate Summer Research Award
- Undergraduate Dean’s Honor List
- College of Letters & Science Honors
- Golden Key National Honor Society
- Eta Sigma Honor Society
- RealSelf Hall of Fame 100 & 500
In the Media
- The Oprah Winfrey Show
- The Doctor Oz Show
- The Doctors Show
- The New York Times
- LA Times
- ABC News
- Fox 11 Los Angeles
- Discovery Health Channel
- Entertainment Tonight
- The Insider
- Elle Magazine
- People Magazine
- Los Angeles Magazine
- New Beauty Magazine
- Castle Connolly Top Doctor
- US News & World Report Top Doctor
- Super Doctors(2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
- Patient’s Choice Award – California’s Favorite Physician
- RealSelf.com Top Doctor
- New Beauty Magazine Beauty Expert
What Does It Mean to Be a Dual Board-Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Beverly Hills?
Dr. Azizzadeh is a Harvard-trained facial plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. He is dual board-certified and consistently ranks among the top board-certified plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills. Additionally, Dr. Azizzadeh is board-certified by two separate accreditation organizations: the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (ABOHNS).
ABFPRS certifies surgeons in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. The organization is committed to improving the quality of facial plastic surgery across the United States. To accomplish its goal, ABFPRS uses rigorous standards to evaluate candidates. If a surgeon meets these standards, he or she can become ABFPRS-certified.
ABOHNS was launched in 1924 and administered its first head and neck surgery certification examination in 1926. Since that time, ABOHNS has developed a comprehensive exam focused on various otolaryngologic conditions; the current ABOHNS test format includes a multiple-choice qualifying exam and an oral exam.
ABOHNS certification candidates can complete the qualifying exam in fall each year. Candidates who meet or exceed the qualifying exam’s passing score can sign up for the oral certification exam.
The ABOHNS oral certification exam is administered during spring each year. Each candidate has three opportunities to pass the oral certification exam. If a candidate fails after three consecutive oral certification exam attempts, he or she must then reapply to take the ABOHNS qualifying exam.
Only the top facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons earn ABFPRS and ABOHNS certifications. Meanwhile, Dr. Azizzadeh is ABFPRS- and ABOHNS-certified and continues to take steps to improve patient care. Dr. Azizzadeh is dedicated to ongoing learning and innovation, and he constantly explores new ways to provide his patients with the best treatments.
Why Should You Work with a Dual Board-Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon?
When it comes to facial rejuvenation treatments, there is no need to take risks. By choosing a dual board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, you can work with a surgeon who knows the ins and outs of facial rejuvenation. Plus, you can take solace in the fact that your surgeon understands exactly what it takes to help each of his or her patients achieve a balanced, natural-looking appearance.
Dr. Azizzadeh takes a holistic approach to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and his approach is built on a strong foundation of education, expertise and experience. He understands that no two patients are identical, and each facial rejuvenation treatment must be tailored to a patient’s unique facial features. Thus, Dr. Azizzadeh commits significant time and resources to develop a custom facial rejuvenation treatment plan for each of his patients. He then works diligently to put this plan into action. Dr. Azizzadeh also tracks a patient’s post-treatment progress closely to ensure this individual can achieve his or her desired facial rejuvenation results.
What Are Patients Saying About Dr. Azizzadeh?
Patients often rave about the support they receive from Dr. Azizzadeh. To find out more, please check out our patient testimonials.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Dr. Azizzadeh is available for facial plastic and reconstructive treatment consultations. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please call us today at 310-657-2203.