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Facial Reconstruction

Aside from cosmetic facial procedures, there are many facial reconstruction surgeries are available to help individuals restore their facial appearance after trauma, illness, birth defects, etc.

Skin Cancer Reconstruction After Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that dermatologists use to remove certain skin cancers. However, the surgery may cause large portions of skin and tissue loss, resulting in disfiguring scars that may affect facial structures such as the eyes, nose and lips.

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is a globally recognized facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who possesses extensive experience with correction of Mohs surgery defects. He is happy to help Mohs surgery patients address large, complex facial defects.

Facial Paralysis

The facial nerve is responsible for facial expressions across the entire face. It also is responsible for basic facial functions such as speech, the ability to chew, blinking, and eye closure.

Facial paralysis refers to the impairment of one or more branches of the facial nerve. It may cause an individual to lose the ability to make facial expressions, chew, swallow and speak.

There are many causes of facial paralysis, all of which require distinct correction techniques to restore varying degrees of movement to the face. Dr. Azizzadeh, an expert in facial nerve reconstruction, has pioneered the development and advancement of facial paralysis technology to help individuals mitigate the effects of facial paralysis.

Dr. Azizzadeh is Harvard-trained and board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery. He is a top authority in the field of facial nerve paralysis and has treated dozens of patients with facial paralysis. Dr. Azizzadeh continues to perform in-depth research and develop state-of-the-art techniques to assist those who have suffered the loss of facial nerve function due to congenital deficiencies or trauma.

Facial Birth Defect Surgery

A birth defect is an abnormal development of the fetus and may result in malformation, functional disorders or death. It can impact how the body looks, works or both, and a birth defect can range from mild to severe.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) indicates approximately 3 percent of children born in the United States have a major malformation at birth. Also, PCRM points out roughly 10 percent of birth defects can be traced to an environmental agent, drug, biologic or nutritional factor, about 20 percent are inherited or linked to chromosomal changes and the remainder are of unknown etiology.

Facial reconstruction may be used to repair a wide range of birth defects, including:

  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Malformations of the ear, foot or hand
  • Skin lesions
  • Vascular anomalies

Babies with birth defects may require facial reconstruction surgery. Meanwhile, Dr. Azizzadeh works with the Global Smile Foundation and has successfully treated children who require cleft lip and palate surgery and repair of other facial deformities. He is passionate about helping individuals with birth defects and has even earned the Compassionate Doctor recognition from Vitals.com for his ongoing commitment to the community.

Facial Trauma Surgery

Facial reconstruction surgery enables an individual to address various types of trauma, such as:

  • Avulsed teeth (knocked out teeth)
  • Facial lacerations
  • Fractured cheek, eye socket or nose
  • Fractured upper or lower jaw
  • Intra oral lacerations

Individuals who require facial reconstruction surgery may experience a high degree of emotional and physical trauma. As such, it is paramount to work with an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Azizzadeh is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. In addition, Dr. Azizzadeh’s work with facial plastic and reconstructive surgery has helped the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery become a premier destination for trauma surgery patients, as well as those in need of advanced facial nerve procedures.

To find out more about our facial reconstruction surgery options, please call us today at 310-657-2203 to set up a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh.

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