Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is a globally recognized facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and beauty, health, and wellness expert. With the Smile plastic surgery podcast, Dr. Azizzadeh provides tips, recommendations, and suggestions to help listeners improve their overall health.
What Is the Smile Podcast?
Smile is a plastic surgery podcast that highlights Dr. Azizzadeh’s holistic perspective on beauty, health, and wellness. It explores a wide range of topics, including:
- Dental, eye, and skin care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
- Plastic surgery safety measures
- The plastic surgery industry
SMILE also provides insights into various cosmetic procedures, such as:
- Botox: Botox is the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure in the United States, and it reduces unwanted muscle movements that contribute to fine lines, wrinkles, and furrows in the face.
- Facial Fillers: Voluma, Juvederm, and other facial fillers help patients correct visible signs of aging in the face and revitalize their facial appearance.
- Laser Skin Resurfacing: Patients can undergo DOT Deka laser skin treatments to reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and other facial blemishes.
In addition, Dr. Azizzadeh is joined by other beauty, health, and wellness experts who share their unique viewpoints on different topics. Past SMILE guests have included:
- Dr. Katrin Azizzadeh: A board-certified family dentist who treats patients in the Encino area and has comprehensive experience in cosmetic and general dentistry
- Dr. Jonathan Cabin: A board-certified head and neck surgeon who specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, along with parotid reconstruction
- Dr. Babak Larian: Clinical Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and an experienced board-certified ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist and head and neck surgeon
As part of his commitment to educating listeners, Dr. Azizzadeh continues to pursue new guests and explore new discussion topics. That way, listeners can gain the insights they need to get the best results from their beauty, health, and wellness regimen.
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Episode 27: Best Dermatologist in the World Shares Her Expertise
One of the worlds most best/talented dermatologist, Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald shares her knowledge on botox, filler and answering the motivation of why clients seek out treatment on tomorrows episode!
Episode 26: Advice for Medical Students
Dr. Julie Shtraks and Dr. Babak Azizzadeh discuss the in’s and out’s about life as a medical student. Dr. Shtraks was a current fellow for Dr. Azizzadeh and shares her journey on the Smile podcast.
Episode 25: Facelift 101
Sharing everything you need to know before getting a facelift!
Episode 24: Facial Nerve Function
Part 2 | Dr. Azizzadeh and Jackie Diels discuss facial paralysis in two parts. 1) Individual has no activity and no facial movement paralyzed verses 2) individual has nerve damage and the nerve hasn’t gone back to normal. Find out what our top nerve experts have to say!
Episode 23: Facial Neuromuscular Retraining
Jackie Diels has been a leader in the field of Facial Neuromuscular Retraining for over 30 years. She considers her practice as much a calling as a profession. She is regarded as a leading authority on facial neuromuscular retraining (NMR), a non-surgical therapeutic approach to the treatment of facial paralysis, paresis and synkinesis. Jackie Diels’ practice is dedicated solely to treating people with facial paralysis resulting from acoustic neuroma and other brain tumors, Bell’s palsy, traumatic injury and other causes.
Episode 22: Botox 101
Dr. Azizzadeh and Dr. Cabin discuss the common and less common uses of botox to treat not only cosmetic wrinkles but also important medical conditions such as headaches and post-facial paralysis synkinesis.
Episode 21: Facial Trauma 101
Dr. Azizzadeh and Dr. Cabin discuss everything you need to know about minor and major facial trauma that can have lifelong impact if not treated appropriately such as lacerations, nasal fractures and nerve injuries.
Episode 20: Your health care wellness and prevention through the decades
Drs. Babak Azizzadeh and Andrew Schroeder discuss scientifically based preventative measures and treatments that should be considered in living a healthy lifestyle.
Episode 19: How to Prep for Surgery
Drs. Babak Azizzadeh and Andrew Schroeder discuss what tests and protocols physicians and individuals should consider before going under the knife.
Episode 18: BFF Docs
Dr. Azizzadeh and Dr. Larian share how they have been able to spend almost twenty years as partners and best friends in their private medical practices in Beverly Hills. They give us a glimpse of what it takes to not only thrive in the most competitive medical landscape but also how to support and compromise for the betterment of their own lives.
Episode 17: Dr. Larian – Bones, Moans & Groans
Dr. Babak Larian, one of the leading head and neck surgeons in the country discusses hyperparathyroidism, one of the most silent but challenging medical issues that causes a wide variety of personal health issues. In this in depth discussion with Dr. Azizzadeh, Dr. Larian will share how to diagnose and manage this condition that is often misdiagnosed and missed by most healthcare practitioners.
Episode 16: An Interview with Mary Jo Buttafuoco
Mary Jo Buttafuoco shares with Dr. Azizzadeh her journey in battling facial paralysis and deformity after being gunned down by the “Long Island Lolita”. Her perseverance and personal strength are on display in this powerful podcast with a special appearance by her daughter Jessica.
Episode 15: Coronavirus Update with Dr. William Haseltine
Dr. Azizzadeh and world renowned virology expert Dr. Hasteline discuss how we should think about Covid. They discuss vaccines, therapeutic treatment and what we can learn from HIV crisis.
Episode 14: Coronavirus’ Impact on Beauty, Retail and Fashion
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh and Veteran Fashion industry CEO, Rebecca Damavandi, discuss covid pandemic’s long-term impact on retail such as Sephora, online marketplace and luxury industries.
Episode 13: An interview with Jeff Shell, CEO of NBC Universal
Jeff Shell was the first CEO of a major US company to reveal having coronavirus. He shares his journey after contracting covid-19 and how he helped shed the stigma associated with this disease. He also discusses how the entertainment industry and major theme parks plan on reopening and getting back to work.
Episode 12: Coronavirus Journey – Patient #0
Dr. Azizzadeh interviews Gregg Garfield, one of the first Covid patients in the US who was on life support for 31 days and given less than a one percent chance of surviving. Gregg and his girlfriend AJ Smith share their journey and how he was able to survive and thrive after contracting the deadly coronavirus.
Episode 11: Coronavirus & Drug/Vaccine Discovery
Dr. Azizzadeh interviews Brent Saunders, former CEO and Chairman of Allergan (a Fortune 500 and one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world) about the impact of COVID-19 on the pharmaceutical industry, clinical trials and prospects of a breakout drug or vaccine.
Episode 10: Coronavirus and Mental Wellness
Dr. Azizzadeh and Katrin Dardashti, one of the leading mental heath experts, discuss how Covid19 has impacted the mental health wellness of teenagers, adults and the elderly. They will discuss preventative measures to stay mentally fit and how to look for signs of clinical depression and other more serious issues.
Episode 9: Coronavirus and your Guts
Dr. Azizzadeh and world class gastroenterologist, Dr. Tabib, discuss everything you wanted to know about how covid-19 can impact your gastrointestinal tract and how colon cancer prevention is still so relevant even during this pandemic.
Episode 8: A Conversation with Paul Nassif
Dr. Azizzadeh and Dr. Paul Nassif, star of Botched, discuss a wide variety of topics ranging from his life journey to plastic surgery safety measures during coronavirus pandemic.
Episode 7: Coronavirus 201 – Genetics, Risk Factors, Testing, Future Life & More
Dr. Azizzadeh interviews renowned clinician and scientist Dr. Florence Comite about coronavirus and detailed information about testing, risk factors, and future of this virus.
Episode 6: Coronavirus and Your Skin
Dr. Azizzadeh and renowned dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald discuss how coronavirus can impact your skin and safety standards when considering cosmetic procedures such as Botox, fillers and lasers.
Episode 5: Coronavirus and Plastic Surgery
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh and Dr. Jon Cabin discuss how the covid pandemic has impacted the plastic surgery industry and what you need to know for the future.
We interviewed Dr. Neda Shamie, one of the top opthalmologist in the country about coronavirus’ impact on the eyes, practice of Ophthalmology and health issues that individuals should be concerned about.
The latest information on how to take care of your dental issues during this pandemic.Special Guest: Dr. Katrin Azizzadeh
Latest info on covid from ENT expert! Special Guest: Dr. Larian
Everything you wanted to know about the covid pandemic. Special guest: Dr. Schroeder