Outside of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Panossian has extensive experience in some complex disorders and treatment areas. He continues to treat individuals with various complicated conditions from neurofibromatosis to cleft lip and palate. These areas of focus remind us of how versatile and amazing the field of plastic surgery can be. Feel free to browse the conditions below and let us know if you require an expert consultation from a renowned expert.

Facial Paralysis

When the facial nerve is damaged or inflamed, it can shut down, causing facial paralysis. This is a complex problem when nerve function does not return fully. Dr. Panossian performs complex reconstructive procedures for patients suffering from Bell’s palsy, synkinesis, Moebius syndrome, or any other source of facial paralysis. He has developed a novel technique for smile reanimation.

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Neurofibromatosis

This complex condition can affect 1 in 3000 individuals. It is a condition where nerve sheath tumors form anywhere on the body. People living with this condition can experience pain and disfigurement from the extensive tumors that can form. Dr. Panossian offers electrodesiccation and excision of large plexiform neurofibromas with reconstruction. Early treatment is encouraged.

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Vascular Birthmarks

Vascular birthmarks, also known as vascular anomalies, can include hemangiomas, port wine stain, lymphatic malformations, and Klippel Trenaunay syndrome. These can be quite complex to treat. Dr. Panossian is an expert in the field and offers the latest treatments including laser therapy to improve appearance. He is the Founder of the Vascular Anomalies Center at Children's Los Angeles.

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Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Dr. Panossian began his career as a pediatric plastic surgeon and trained at both Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and Boston Children’s Hospital at Harvard. Childhood deformities such as cleft lip and palate, facial paralysis, facial deformities, burns, traumatic scars, hand/foot deformities and vascular birthmarks are some of the problems treated. He regularly travels on pediatric missions.

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