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Micro Parotidectomy (MiPa) is a minimally invasive parotid surgery procedure pioneered by Dr. Larian. The surgery, which removes a parotid gland, reduces recovery time and scarring for patients suffering from parotid gland problems.
Dr. Larian, who is nationally and internationally renowned due to his expertise in minimally invasive surgery techniques, takes great pride in being able to minimize the resulting surgical scar by using the most advanced and minimally invasive surgery techniques available. However, his acclaimed approach is not only beneficial to patients because it speeds the recovery time and minimizes scarring, but also because most of the procedures can be done as outpatient procedures, eliminating the need for hospitalization. Along with his team of experts, Dr. Larian is able to bring his patients optimal results without the need for invasive surgery.
Dr. Larian is one of the few surgeons in the country who has the expertise to perform minimally invasive parotid surgery, and the approach has come about after many years of experience using traditional facelift incisions to access a very delicate area. His endoscopic surgical technique allows him to access the parotid gland through a very small incision, less than an inch. This approach significantly reduces the risk of surgical complications, and leaves an almost invisible scar. But this unique approach does not only minimize the scar and trauma to the tissue, but also magnifies the tissue so the laryngeal nerve and parotid glands are highly visible.
Benefits of a Micro Parotidectomy:
- Smaller scar
- Less pain
- Less tissue trauma
- Less blood loss
- Faster recovery
Our team approach for all parotid tumor surgeries ensures the best possible outcome for the patient. During the first portion of surgery, the tumor is removed with Dr. Larian in the lead, and with Dr. Azizzadeh assisting. Once the tumor is removed, our experienced reconstructive team will perform a corrective procedure to fill in the defect left behind by removing part of the parotid gland, avoiding a divid on the face. Reconstructing the area over the nerve during the same procedure puts an extra layer of protective tissue on top of the nerve. The two sides of the face are also compared during surgery to create harmony and symmetry. This second portion of the procedure, where the face and neck are reconstructed, is headed by facial plastic surgical expert Dr. Azizzadeh, and assisted by Dr. Larian. Dr. Azizzadeh has extensive experience using flaps, graphs, and other methods to ensure that there is minimal to no scarring. When minimally invasive parotid surgery is performed by an expert surgeon in Los Angeles, the face is left looking perfectly even.
Every safety measure and precaution is taken before, during, and after surgery by the best parotid surgeon to assure the facial nerve functions properly. Thus, the incidence of permanent facial nerve paralysis when removing a benign parotid tumor is extremely low (less than 0.1%).
Minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized the treatments for many head and neck surgeries, and our team of experts performs these types of surgeries on a routine basis.
Watch Dr. Larian Perform A Micro Parotidectomy
It is extremely important to ensure an experienced expert surgeon performs your surgery, which is why we urge you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Larian today by calling 310.461.0300.
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