BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Andre Panossian, was recently awarded "BEST RECONSTRUCTIVE PAPER" for the 2016 calendar year by the acclaimed Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery publication of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Panossian's manuscript, "Lengthening Temporalis Myoplasty for Single-Stage Smile Reconstruction in Children with Facial Paralysis" was the award-winning manuscript.
Dr. Panossian's groundbreaking work has perfected the temporalis myoplasty procedure and given hope to many patients experiencing permanent facial paralysis due to Bell's palsy, Ramsay Hunt syndrome, Moebius Syndrome, hemifacial microsomia, acoustic neuromas, and more. "Smiling is one of the most underrated functions of the face, until it is altered by facial paralysis," says Dr. Panossian. "Returning the ability to smile is a powerful experience for both doctor and patient, and happens to be one of the most rewarding experiences that I do as a plastic surgeon."
Dr. Panossian has extensive background in the treatment of both children and adults with reconstructive needs. After training at the prestigious Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and later at Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Panossian joined the faculty at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. For nearly 7 years, he undertook some of the most complex reconstructive challenges for children involved in trauma or born with congenital deformities. Dr. Panossian also founded the Facial Paralysis Center and the Vascular Anomalies Center during that time. Upon entering private practice, Dr. Panossian continued to deliver high level of care for both complex and simple pediatric reconstructive problems. Dr. Panossian performs surgeries at K and B Surgical Center as well as other area hospital facilities.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 137(4):1251-1261, April 2016.
SOURCE K and B Surgical Center