Meet Dr. Azizzadeh
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is the founder and Director of The Facial Paralysis Institute a well-known facial paralysis center. He is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who treats individuals dealing with facial paralysis and Bell’s palsy. Dr. Azizzadeh is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, along with the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
At the Facial Paralysis Institute, our team wants to help facial paralysis patients in any way possible. To achieve our goal, we offer support with unwanted eye complications, facial movement reconstruction, restoration of a dynamic smile and improvement of facial aesthetics. At the facial paralysis center, Dr. Azizzadeh and his team of facial reanimation surgeons, otolaryngologists, neuro-otologists, neurosurgeons, head and neck surgeons, ophthalmologists and physical therapists also work closely with patients and use a systematic approach to deliver the best support possible.
The Facial Paralysis & Bell’s Palsy Foundation was founded in 2009, with the goal to provide support, encouragement, and resources to individuals and families dealing with facial paralysis and Bell’s Palsy. We, as a facial paralysis center, are also dedicated to raising awareness of facial paralysis concerns within the medical community, and in society at large.
Dr. Azizzadeh and his team collaborate with patients throughout the treatment cycle. Each patient consults with Dr. Azizzadeh, who uses different team members to help patients achieve their desired results. With a true multidisciplinary approach, patients can get the help they need to overcome their facial paralysis symptoms.
What is a smile?
Smiling plays a key role in face-to-face communication. At the facial paralysis center, we want our patients to smile with confidence and have the ability to use their smiles to express themselves via non-verbal communication. Our facial reanimation surgeons also want to help patients dealing with facial nerve disorders regain the ability to produce natural smiles.
Dr. Azizzadeh has traveled to Southern and Central America to help children in need with craniofacial deformities. He has treated children with cleft lips and facial paralysis and conducted a wide range of facial reconstruction procedures at facial paralysis centers globally.
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, and his team at the Facial Paralysis Institute strive to provide all patients suffering from facial paralysis and Bell’s palsy with the most cutting-edge surgical techniques to help them regain their smiles. An important factor to consider when pursuing any medical procedure is the cost of the treatment at facial paralysis center and whether or not it is covered by insurance. Although facial paralysis is a medical condition, many insurance companies do not cover essential facial Reanimation procedures.
Dr. Azizzadeh, a trusted reconstructive and facial reanimation surgeon, often answers patient question on RealSelf.com. Below are some of his responses.
Facial Paralysis affects far more than the movement and coordination of the facial muscles. The result of having Bell’s palsy and other forms of facial paralysis cut much deeper than what can be observed from the outside. Understanding the emotional aspect of facial paralysis, our facial paralysis center strives to provide comprehensive support to patients. It’s important to consider the extreme emotional impact that having facial paralysis makes on people’s lives.