Episode 38

Current Trends in Periorbital Plastic Surgery

by Ophthalmology Business Academy | August 9, 2023

In this episode of the Ophthalmology Business Podcast, renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Azizzadeh takes us through his remarkable career and the dynamic world of periorbital plastic surgery.

He discusses the nuanced decision-making process between surgical and non-surgical approaches. He shares valuable insights on incorporating oculoplastics seamlessly into general ophthalmology practice, highlighting the synergistic relationship that enhances patient care.


  • 00:01:20 – Dr. Azizzadeh’s journey in opening his practice
  • 00:03:52 – Surgical vs. non-surgical treatments. When to do either?
    • Non-surgical has brought a new era of understanding how to achieve certain results better with non-Surgical procedures than surgical procedures.
  • 00:10:09 – What are the advantages and disadvantages of different organizational models within plastic surgery offices, such as solo practitioners, versus those that involve mid-level providers performing procedures like lasers or injections?
  • 00:12:27 – Where do you see the future of periorbital plastic surgery heading?
  • 00:15:56 – What’s the most common issue in peroral plastic surgery that leads to revision surgeries? Are there repeated patterns or mistakes you believe the field should address for better results?
  • 00:18:57 – Managing rapidly changing patient expectations
    • Patients are often better informed than doctors and have higher expectations.
  • 00:22:32 – Incorporating oculoplastics into general ophthalmology practice


Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS

Founder of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery
Facial Plastic Surgeon at Cedars-Sinai
President at Macro Trials

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is a facial plastic surgeon, published author, educator, and philanthropist. After completing his fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Azizzadeh joined Cedars-Sinai and developed multiple healthcare ventures dedicated to improving people’s lives through state of the art medical care, clinical trials, advanced research, education, patient empowerment and socially impactful entrepreneurship. 

Dr. Azizzadeh is an Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA & a double board-certified surgeon at Cedars-Sinai with a clinical focus on deep plane facelift, facial reanimation and rhinoplasty. Additionally, he is the co-founder & President of MACRO Trials, a health care platform that provides FDA clinical trial infrastructure for physicians and health institutions. 

Dr. Azizzadeh is one of the most sought-after health care industry experts in the country. He has been featured on Oprah, New York Times, CBS Mornings with Gayle King, Doctors, CNN, People and other media outlets. He has been chosen by his peers, Newsweek, and US News & World as one of the top physicians and treats dignitaries and heads of states from across the world. 

During his career, Dr. Azizzadeh has maintained deep academic roots and has been actively engaged in scientific research. He conducted research with Nobel Laureate, Dr. Lou Ignarro, pioneered life changing plastic surgical procedures and has extensively published peer-reviewed scientific articles. He has been the organizer as well as invited keynote speaker at numerous national and international meetings and the lead editor of multiple plastic surgery textbooks. Dr. Azizzadeh co-chairs the annual Cedars-Sinai Multispecialty Plastic Surgery Symposium. He is a board member of California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery and American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). Dr. Azizzadeh is also the co-Director of the AAFPRS Fellowship Program and actively involved in multiple leadership committees. He was recently elected to become the western regional director of the AAFPRS and President of the Sir Charles Bell Society. 

Dr. Azizzadeh travels annually to developing countries to perform pro-Bono life impacting surgery; he is the director of Facial Paralysis Institute and serves on the boards of the Global Smile Foundation and Facial Paralysis & Bells Palsy Foundation.

Dr. Azizzadeh received his undergraduate and medical degrees from UCLA and completed his fellowship at Harvard Medical School.

Connect with Dr. Azizzadeh
LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/in/facialplasticsurgery
Website:   https://www.facialplasticsbh.com/ 
YouTube:  https://tinyurl.com/4tdpjx4a 


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