How to Get Better Results to Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty and Brow Lift Surgery: The Brow Fat Pad Suspension Suture
To enhance results of an upper eyelid blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery) surgeons should focus not only on the upper eyelids, as has been traditionally done, but also on the eyebrows above. Today we focus more on the brows than in the past because modern thought recognizes that the brows and eyelids act as one aesthetic unit. Thinking of the two areas in isolation is not only outdated but also detrimental to patients. This does not always mean patients need a brow lift, but focusing on improving brow projection and transition (continuity) with the upper eyelids during upper blepharoplasty is critical.
Guy Massry, MD , a world-renowned blepharoplasty specialist (see CV), has performed benchmark research in this area, and with the invaluable help of his colleagues has published a scientific report on a procedure which he calls “The Brow Fat Pad Suspension Suture.” This unique surgical adjustment to upper blepharoplasty (see video below) allows for a fuller brow, and smoother transition to the upper eyelid – both critical components of youthful and natural appearing brow/upper eyelid complexes.
Don’t trust your blepharoplasty surgery to any surgeon who is not a true specialist and who does not contribute to the continually evolving growth of this specialized surgical field.
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Blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery) is one of the most common cosmetic facial surgical procedures performed worldwide. However, it is also a procedure that can lead to complications which can alter a patient’s life and appearance. These problems are best avoided when surgery is performed by an eyelid specialist (an oculoplastic surgeon).
Finding An Eyelid Expert
Guy Massry, MD, is located in Beverly Hills, California and has been performing (watch a complete upper and lower lid surgery video), teaching (see CV), and innovating blepharoplasty surgery for 20 years. He is respected nationally and internationally in his field and has made countless patients happy with his novel, yet consistent and reliable approaches to surgery. He has published numerous scientific papers and textbooks in the field with a focus on simplifying the understanding of surgery and enhancing results. In one of his most recent peer-reviewed publications Dr. Massry has collected data from expert from throughout the United States to update Blepharoplasty surgeons on what the most current trends in the field are. The article is titled Current Trends in Upper and Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Among American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Members. This huge undertaking was time-consuming but provides a benchmark for all blepharoplasty surgeons to compare and contrast their styles and to keep up to date on this constantly evolving field.
When you want to have blepharoplasty surgery, only go to the best, and to a surgeon who leads the present and future direction of the field. To ensure your surgeon is an eyelid expert, here are a few things you can ask during your consultation:
- Are you a board-certified ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgeon?
- How many years have you been in practice?
- How often do you perform blepharoplasty?
- What do you do if there is a complication during my surgery?
- Can you show me before & after pictures of patients similar to me?
- How do you stay educated in the latest surgical techniques?
- What is a realistic outcome for me based on my concerns and goals?
By asking questions like this, you will be able to get a better feeling for your surgeon's level of expertise and surgical philosophies.
3D Animation Of Upper Blepharoplasty Surgical Technique
3D Animation Of Lower Blepharoplasty Surgical Technique
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Lower eyelid retraction, or pulled down lower lids with a change in the shape and appearance of the lower eyelids, is a dreaded complication of lower eyelid blepharoplasty. It occurs for a variety of reasons and is difficult to correct. Little research has been put into lower eyelid retraction after blepharoplasty (ie. revision lower eyelid surgery), which is one of the reasons correcting the problem has been so challenging. Recently, Guy Massry, MD, of Beverly Hills, California, a respected expert and frequent lecturer on post blepharoplasty lower eyelid retraction performed a scientific study to evaluate the current state of this condition. The study abstract can be viewed here.
From this work, Dr. Massry made modern and novel suggestions on why it happens, which allow better treatment options with surgery or fillers. You can watch his novel approach to fillers here:
Eyelid Fillers Explained
Non-Surgical Treatment for Retracted Eyelid
Lower eyelid retraction after blepharoplasty is a very complicated problem that only a very experienced eyelid surgeon such as Dr. Massry should evaluate and treat. Please be careful with this problem and seek only the advice of specialist with years of experience.
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February marks one of the most glamorous months of the year in Hollywood! From the Grammys to the Oscars and all the parties in between, celebrities hit the red carpet looking their absolute best. But how do they achieve that flawless beauty? Dr. Guy Massry, an oculoplastic surgeon to the stars in Beverly Hills, reveals some of the top red carpet beauty secrets!
“In the months leading up to awards season, actors, singers, producers, directors, agents, etc. all begin their red carpet preparation. On most of their prep-lists you will see excellent skin care routines, extra gym sessions, strict diets, non-surgical beauty treatments, and, for some, plastic surgery,” commented Dr. Massry.
What Are The Go-To Non-Surgical Beauty Treatments?
At his Beverly Hills practice, Dr. Massry helps his celebrity patients look their best with a conservative approach to injectables, including BOTOX and fillers.
The days of “bad BOTOX” are over as long as you go to an expert injector who knows precisely where to place the Botox so the results are natural and there is still movement around the brows and forehead. Botox is a great treatment to smooth out unwanted wrinkles and lines from the forehead, 11-lines, and crow’s feet. Additionally, Dr. Massry can strategically place the Botox to give his patients a “Botox Brow Lift.”
A conservative and natural approach to Botox is especially important for actors who need to be able to make distinct facial expressions to get their character’s emotions across. Dr. Massry knows and understands this need and therefore just uses Botox to subtly smooth and refresh his celebrity patients’ appearance for the red carpet.
Filler treatments are one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets when performed by a skilled injector! Today there are several filler products (such as Restylane, Juvederm, Restylane Silk, Belotero, etc) on the market that allow for very natural looking results. Some of the most common filler treatments include:
- Under the eyes for dark circles, under eye bags or hollows
- Fill sunken brows
- Lift and revolumize sagging upper eyelids
- Add volume to hollow temples
- Restore and enhance volume to the cheeks
- Increase the size of the lips
- Replenish volume to nasolabial folds
As with his approach to Botox, when Dr. Massry treats his celebrity clients with filler, he takes a very natural and conservative approach. “My goal is to use fillers simply to restore lost volume to my patients’ faces. I can also use the filler to create subtle, yet powerful, facial contours. But ultimately we never want anyone to suspect any ‘work’ has been done,” said Dr. Massry.
For celebrities in their late 40s to late 60s, sagging upper eyelids and lower eyelid bags become a big concern and a dead giveaway for their age. As one of the best blepharoplasty surgeons, Dr. Massry offers his celebrity patients a very customized approach to eyelid rejuvenation. For eyelid rejuvenation surgery to provide the best outcome, Dr. Massry considers all aspects of the eyelids and adjacent areas. This includes assessing forehead and eyebrows to see if an eyebrow lift is needed, as well as looking at the cheeks or midface to see if fat repositioning, a midface lift, or fat grafting will be beneficial. Taking this more holistic approach ensures the patient’s results look natural and balanced.
Plastic Surgery Isn’t Just For Celebrities
Although we have discussed the top red carpet beauty secrets for celebrities, these treatments are available to everyone! If you want to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance, Dr. Massry can help you. Whether you are interested in Botox, fillers, blepharoplasty, or some combination of the three, you can rest assured that Dr. Massry will provide you with the same dedicated care and aesthetic expertise his celebrity patients receive.
To schedule your consultation with Dr. Massry, please call us at 310.657.4302.
As eyelid filling has become commonplace, so too have eyelid filling complications. The problems and complications seen range from less severe issues such as increased bruising and swelling, to more concerning problems such as lumps, bumps, persistent swelling, skin color changes, inflammation, and infection. The best way to avoid these complications is to have an eyelid filler expert do your filler treatment. This means someone who knows the various filler products – not just their names but more importantly their biochemical composition (their so-called recipe) and their clinical behavior (what they do when injected into living tissue). While this seems very obvious, it unfortunately is a major problem. The filler product market is always changing and it takes effort and dedication to keep up with it. It is critical to keep up with the literature and research in this area, or problems will develop.
Expert filling also requires a detailed knowledge of eyelid anatomy and aging changes, and equally detailed experience with injecting these products into these very delicate areas. These three points: (1) knowing filler products, (2) being an eyelid expert, and (3) knowing how to inject the eyelids are the KEY to successful eyelid filling and avoiding complications.
Choose Dr. Massry For Your Eyelid Filler Treatment
Dr. Guy Massry is a board certified oculoplastic surgeon with years of experience in eyelid fillers. He teaches principals in this area nationally and internationally, and is sent the most complicated filler problems for correction by his colleagues. Eyelid filling is one of Dr. Massry’s prime practice interests and he has developed techniques to inject fillers which have yielded the best of results.
Below you can watch Dr. Massry’s unique filling techniques for both the upper and lower eyelids.
Hyaluronic Acid Gel Filling of the Brow and Upper Eyelid Video
Hyaluronic Acid Gel Filling of the Lower Eyelid and Associated Hollows
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As he is always striving to advance the field of oculoplastic surgery, Dr. Guy Massry in Beverly Hills has pioneered a surgery technique called the minimally invasive, orbicularis-sparing (MIOS) lower eyelid recession. Knowing that there was a lack of a minimally invasive surgical technique to address lower eyelid retraction (the lower lid is pulled down) in the presence of eyelid weakness (orbicularis deficit - eyelid paralysis), both in cosmetic and reconstructive cases, Dr. Massry and his colleagues set out to perfect a surgical technique to fill this absence.
The MIOS procedure involves a closed canthal suspension (lid tightening without cutting already weak muscle) with true transconjunctival lower eyelid retractor recession (lift lower lid from inside the eyelid - no skin cuts) to provide a means of lower eyelid elevation without lower eyelid muscle trauma. This procedure can be used safely and effectively in several types of cases including facial nerve injury (facial paralysis), trauma, surgical complication, etc.
MIOS for Eyelid Paralysis
The patient below suffered from eyelid paralysis and underwent MIOS surgery with Dr. Massry to help create eyelid symmetry and be able to close her eye. In the case of eyelid paralysis, MIOS offers patients a minimally invasive surgical option without the need for an eyelid weight implant.
In this patient’s pictures, you can see that prior to surgery (LEFT SET of pictures) her right eye does not close completely and is, therefore, red, dry and irritated. You can also see that her lower right eyelid is much lower than her left lower eyelid. Utilizing the MIOS procedure, Dr. Massry was able to help this patient more appropriately close her right eye, as well as create more symmetry between the two eyelids WITHOUT AN EYELID WEIGHT.
Why Choose Dr. Massry For Your Eyelid Paralysis Surgery?
Dr. Massry is an international leading expert in orbital and eyelid surgery. As mentioned above, he is constantly advancing and improving the surgical techniques used by oculoplastic and facial plastic surgeons. In the case of eyelid paralysis, he has unparalleled experience in helping patients with eyelid closure and symmetry correction. Additionally, Dr. Massry pioneered and conducted the study on the success and safety of the MIOS procedure. Read Dr. Massry’s study entitled – “The Minimally Invasive, Orbicularis-Sparing, Lower Eyelid Recession for Mild to Moderate Lower Eyelid Retraction With Reduced Orbicularis Strength.”
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January 24, 2017 marks this year’s Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day, hosted by the fantastic Moebius Syndrome Foundation.
Moebius syndrome is a rare congenital neurological disease that affects the muscles responsible for facial expressions and eye movement, causing facial paralysis. Symptoms of Moebius syndrome can include, but are not limited to:
- Inability to smile or make complete or partial facial expressions
- Difficulty swallowing and eating
- Eye issues, including eye sensitivity, inability to blink, strabismus
- Absence of ability to move eyes laterally
- Dental hygiene problems
- Impaired hearing
- Tongue deformity
- Hand and feet deformity
For patients with Moebius syndrome, there have been some great advancements in facial reanimation procedures in recent years. Dr. Guy Massry is able to help Moebius syndrome patients with bilateral eyelid paralysis reconstruction. Patients are unique and Dr. Massry will develop a customized surgical plan to give them the best results possible. Most commonly, Dr. Massry will perform eyelid paralysis surgery to create an epicanthal fold and/or place gold weights so that the cornea is protected.
For facial reanimation procedures for Moebius syndrome patients, Dr. Massry teams up with Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the Facial Paralysis Institute. Dr. Azizzadeh offers some of the most cutting-edge facial reanimation surgery options to help patients smile and make facial expressions. To learn more about Moebius syndrome surgical treatments, please visit the Facial Paralysis Institute.
If you would like to learn more about eyelid paralysis surgery with Dr. Massry, please call us at 310-657-4302.
Under eye bags are one of the most common aging issues an oculoplastic surgeon treats. While many eye creams and skin care products claim to get rid of under eye bags, they will never give you the complete results that surgery will.
What causes eye bags?
Everyone ages in a unique way. The most common reasons we see under eye bags include:
- As you age structures around the eyes become weaker and the fat begins to sag
- Fluid retention creates the baggy, puffy appearance
- Lack of sleep
- Excessive stress
How do you remove under eye bags?
The surgical correction of under eye bags is called blepharoplasty. When choosing a surgeon to perform your blepharoplasty it is imperative you select a specialized oculoplastic surgeon with great expertise in this surgery, as the under eye is a very delicate and complex area. Dr. Guy Massry is a board certified ophthalmic plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills who helps patients from around the world remove their under eye bags. When Dr. Massry performs blepharoplasty procedures, he customizes the surgery to the specific needs of the patient so that they receive the best results possible.
For more mild eyelid bags, it is possible to improve the appearance without surgery by using dermal fillers, such as Restylane. When injected by a true expert, like Dr. Massry, the Restylane re-contours the under eye area so that it appears smooth and bag-free.
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Although eyelid surgery is a common cosmetic procedure, the eyelids are very delicate and should only be treated by an expert oculoplastic surgeon to avoid any surgical complications or unsatisfactory results. If you unfortunately end up with botched eyelid surgery, Dr. Guy Massry in Beverly Hills can help.
The reason patients choose to have blepharoplasty is to eliminate the appearance of aging around the eyes. The most common aging issues patients want to improve with surgery include:
- Sagging or loose upper eyelids
- Under eye bags or hollows
- Excess skin around the eyes
- Fine wrinkles
- Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
- Dropping lower eyelids
However, if a surgeon over-corrects or under-corrects the patient’s appearance with blepharoplasty it can lead to aesthetic and/or functional problems for the patient, requiring revisional surgery.
Botched eyelid surgery can leave you with the following unwanted outcomes:
- Over operated appearance
- Under correction
- Visual problems
- Retraction – the lower eyelid is pulled down and the shape of the eye has changed
- Eyes can’t close completely – too much tissue was removed from the upper eyelid
- The lateral canthus (outer corner of the eye) was cut during surgery and the eye looks and feels different
While these conditions are very difficult to correct, Dr. Massry has dedicated his career to helping patients who need complicated revision surgeries. First and foremost, when dealing with botched eyelid surgery cases Dr. Massry makes sure that the patient has a realistic expectation for the results of their revision surgery. Dr. Massry will do everything he can to help his patients achieve their desired results. However, the damage done to the anatomy in previous surgery (or surgeries) will determine the degree to which Dr. Massry can improve the eyelid form and function. During a consultation with Dr. Massry, he will examine the patient for scarred tissue planes, if there is good blood supply and tissue movement, etc., all of which affect the outcome of revision surgery. Finally even with a complete examination, it is not until surgery takes place that the true extent of the problems present become completely known.
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If you experienced a poor outcome from a previous blepharoplasty with another surgeon, please contact Dr. Massry today – 310.657.4302.
Dr. Massry is a world-renowned oculoplastic surgeon who specializes in revision eyelid surgery. When other surgeons encounter patients who need complex revision surgery, they refer out to Dr. Massry for his unparalleled expertise. You can rest assured that your eyes are in the best hands possible with Dr. Massry.
Blepharoplasty, or cosmetic eyelid surgery, is a fantastic treatment option to rejuvenate your eyes, and therefore your overall facial appearance. Although blepharoplasty is a common cosmetic procedure, it should only be performed by a board-certified oculoplastic surgeon who specializes in treatments around the eyes. The structures around the eyes are very delicate and complex and require the skills of an experienced oculoplastic surgeon, like Dr. Guy Massry, to avoid complications.
At Dr. Massry’s oculoplastic practice in Beverly Hills, the top 5 most common reasons people want eyelid surgery include:
- “I want to look well-rested.”
- “I want to look younger."
- “I want to feel refreshed.”
- “I want to remove my under eye bags.”
- “I want a boost in my self-confidence.”
Blepharoplasty is the perfect surgery to address and improve these concerns! With age, the upper eyelids begin to droop and sag, creating that hooded, tired appearance. Additionally, the under eye area can develop fat pockets and bags that make you appear exhausted or older than you really are. Whether you have just one or both of these concerns, Dr. Massry knows that the appearance of tired eyes can lead to a decrease in self-confidence. Luckily, a customized blepharoplasty with Dr. Massry will restore a refreshed and youthful eyelid appearance so you can regain your confidence!
Why Choose Dr. Massry For Your Blepharoplasty?
As a world-renowned oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Massry has dedicated his career to specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid procedures. He has an unparalleled knowledge of the underlying orbital anatomy and a keen eye for eyelid aesthetics. When you have surgery with Dr. Massry, you can rest assured that you are in the best hands possible.
When Dr. Massry performs blepharoplasty procedures, he takes a very customized approach. He knows that every patient is unique (both in their orbital anatomy and aesthetic goals) and tailors the surgical techniques and outcomes to meet the needs of the patient. During your consultation with Dr. Massry, you can explain your eyelid concerns and discuss your goals for your surgical results. Once Dr. Massry has all of this information and has examined your eyelids, he will give you his recommendations for the best and most natural blepharoplasty results.
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Regardless of your reasons for wanting cosmetic eyelid surgery, Dr. Massry is here to help! Please call us today to schedule your consultation with expert eyelid surgeon Dr. Massry – 310.657.4302!
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