Facial Reconstruction

Facial parlysis before and afterThere are many causes of facial deformity, ranging from disease to trauma. These deformities leave patients with functional and aesthetic damage. At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh takes great pride in being able to restore a patient’s facial features.

Through various facial plastic reconstructive surgery techniques, Dr. Azizzadeh can repair a patient’s face, whether it be a functional issue or a cosmetic issue. Dr. Azizzadeh received extensive training at Harvard Medical School and UCLA and has mastered advanced facial reconstruction surgery techniques. Due to his vast experience, he is a widely recognized leader in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, including helping sufferers of facial paralysis and Bell’s palsy.

There are a number of reasons why a face may become damaged, including:

  • Trauma
  • Disease
  • Congenital defect

Dr. Azizzadeh specializes in following facial reconstruction treatments:

  • Facial paralysis: Occurs when a person is no longer able to move some or all of the muscles on one side of their face. Learn more about Facial Paralysis.
  • Bell’s palsy: A disorder of the nerve that controls movement of the muscles in the face, paralyzing facial expression functions. Learn more about Bell’s Palsy.
  • Face and neck reconstruction: Head and neck reconstructive surgery after facial trauma or cancer surgery to improve both functional and cosmetic issues can be extremely complex. Learn more about Face and Neck Reconstructive Surgery.
  • Facial fracture and trauma: Any physical trauma to the face, including fractures of facial bones and soft tissue injuries. Learn more about Facial Fracture and Trauma.
  • Nasal reconstruction: Reconstructive surgery to correct both functional and aesthetic issues. Learn more about Nasal Reconstruction.
  • Otoplasty ear shaping: Relatively minor surgery to minimize the appearance of oversized or protruding ears. Learn more about Otoplasty.
  • Skin cancer reconstruction: Whether skin reconstruction is part of a cancer treatment or a follow-up procedure to lessen the cosmetic damage caused by cancer treatments, there are a variety of reconstructive surgery options to improve your facial appearance after skin cancer. Dr. Azizzadeh can utilize a variety of techniques to successfully remove cancerous skin, including cutterage and electrodessication, cryosurgery, laser therapy, radiation and topical chemotherapy. However, many skin cancer removal procedures leave patients with unsightly scars. Dr. Azizzadeh can perform scar revision procedures to reduce the scarring. Learn more about Skin Cancer Reconstruction.
  • Full facial reconstruction: Since there are several reasons a patient will need to undergo facial reconstruction, there area variety of surgical procedures that Dr. Azizzadeh can use to help you restore your facial appearance. Operations include major head and neck cancer reconstruction, microvascular free flap reconstruction, major maxillofacial trauma reconstruction and facial paralysis reconstruction and reanimation using free tissue transfer. Learn more about Full Facial Reconstruction.
  • Migraine treatments: Botox can be used to prevent chronic migraine headaches in adults. To treat migraines, the Botox is injected into specific areas of the head and neck. Depending on the severity of the condition, benefits of the injections can last between 3 – 6 months. If you suffer from frequent, debilitating migraines, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Azizzadeh so he can provide you with a stronger solution than over-the-counter headache treatments. Learn more about Migraine Treatments.

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Otoplasty surgery

Are you suffering from a facial deformity? See if you are a candidate for facial reconstruction surgery with Dr. Azizzadeh.

Facial Reconstruction Videos

Watch Dr. Azizzadeh discuss facial reconstruction surgery.

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Dr. Azizzadeh performs facial reconstructive surgery on The Doctors TV-Show

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In the last ten years there have been major advances in facial reconstruction surgery. Most procedures are incredibly complex and time-consuming. They often require the transfer of bone and tissue from other regions of the body, through microscopic attachment of arteries, veins and nerves, in order to restore normal functions and aesthetics. These microsurgical procedures require extensive training and expertise, and typically require a dynamic team of surgeons.

Dr. Azizzadeh is a member of the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Head and Neck Cancer Center, where he works with several head and neck surgeons in order to provide state of the art reconstructive surgical management for complex facial deformities. Additionally, he is a clinical faculty member at the UCLA School of Medicine and is actively involved in teaching facial plastic and microvascular reconstruction to residents and fellows. His extensive knowledge of facial deformities and reconstruction has allowed him to publish numerous articles and present at the nation and international level. Dr. Azizzadeh is also the author of several books highlighting various facial plastic procedures and rejuvenation techniques.


Please contact Dr. Azizzadeh to schedule a facial reconstruction consultation.