Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the Facial Paralysis Institute is the pioneer of the groundbreaking smile reanimation surgery called selective neurolysis. This revolutionary procedure is the first permanent treatment option for patients who do not recover from Bell’s palsy, have synkinesis or facial paralysis. While there are several smile surgeries currently available to patients, none are able to achieve the components of a natural smile as impressively as selective neurolysis. Dr. Azizzadeh developed the selective neurolysis procedure to improve his patients’ quality of life and non-verbal communication capabilities by creating a natural, spontaneous smile.
Dr. Oz invited Dr. Azizzadeh and his patient Mary Jo Buttafuoco onto his show to discuss the cutting-edge new surgery and reveal Mary Jo's surgical results!