This woman came to see eyelid surgery expert, Dr. Guy Massry, in Beverly Hills, CA because she was unhappy with the appearance of her under eyes. She felt like the under eye bags made her look 10 years older than she really is, and made her constantly look exhausted.
Upon consultation with Dr. Massry, the patient decided to undergo a lower blepharoplasty with fat repositioning. Dr. Massry performs this surgery in an out-patient surgery center in under an hour, and the patient can return home (or to a hotel or after-surgery recovery center) the same day. The patient was thrilled with her natural looking results! She felt like Dr. Massry made her look like she did when she was younger, which was very important to her; she did not want to look like she had surgery, she just wanted to look like herself again!
How is a lower blepharoplasty performed?
Dr. Massry's goal when performing lower blepharoplasty is to reduce the prominence of eyelid bags, while also restoring volume to any hollows around the eyes (ie. dark circles). Rather than removing precious eyelid fat, Dr. Massry instead transposes the excess fat to the hollows to reduce fat prominence and fill the depressions. Dr. Massry's advanced technique smoothes the contour irregularities and re-creates the natural contours of youth.
Why choose Dr. Massry for your lower blepharoplasty?
Guy G. Massry, MD is a board certified Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon with special expertise in cosmetic eyelid lift surgery. Due to the cutting-edge advancements he has made in blepharoplasty techniques, he is regularly invited to lecture and teach physicians around the world. He is also the author of five top selling textbooks, including “Master Techniques in Blepharoplasty” and “Brow and Upper Eyelid Surgery: Multispecialty Approach,” and hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles. As one of the most respected blepharoplasty surgeons in the country, by colleagues and patients alike, you can rest assured you are trusting your eyes and eyelids to a true blepharoplasty expert.
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Festoons are overhanging folds of skin and muscle that create an unsightly appearance to the lower lids and their transition to the middle face. Some people think of festoons as severe under eye bags. There is no simple surgical correction for this aesthetic problem. Procedures used to remove eyelid festoons include, laser skin shrinkage, aggressive (so called extended) lower blepharoplasty, the addition of midface lifting, lower lid muscle tightening, the injection of various chemicals for shrinkage, and “direct excision.”
Dr. Guy Massry, who is an eyelid surgical specialist (oculoplastic or ophthalmic plastic surgeon), in Beverly Hills, California, has attempted all treatments for festoons. He has found that in almost all cases patients are displeased with their results. This is because, often the treatment can be worse than the original problem. The methods of treatment described above can lead to prolonged healing (often 6 months or more), a change in the shape of the eye/eyelid, changes in color or texture of the skin, and an unnatural appearance. Dr. Massry stresses to patients that this is not because of bad surgery or other intervention, rather it’s because the problem has no good solution. Dr. Massry’s plea to patients is to either live with the problem or do the most consistent procedure to address it.
With our current state of knowledge Dr. Massry strongly believes the best procedure to correct festoons is “direct excision.” Simply stated this means to cut the festoon out. The fear of this procedure is the formation of an obvious scar. Dr. Massry has shown, in a recent scientific publication, that skin scars are barely noticed when appropriately injected with scar modulators. Dr. Massry has had wonderful results with direct excision of festoons in the appropriate patient. Please see the example below.
Note prior to surgery (left) frontal view above and side view below. After surgery results (right) of the same views. Prior to surgery the festoons are obvious. After surgery they are significantly improved without obvious scar and there is no makeup on to hide a scar. A conservative outer brow lift and upper eyelid blepharoplasty (skin and fat removal) was also performed.
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If you are interested in treatment for eyelid festoons, please contact Dr. Massry’s office at 310-657-4302 or fill out the contact form on our website.
As we age, we can develop subtle (or not so subtle) hollows around the eyes and temple area. This happens as we lose volume or fat in our faces over time. Hollow or sunken temples, specifically, make he face appear much older. Luckily, there is a quick and instant fix for hollow temples!
To restore volume and soften the appearance of the hollows, expert oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Guy Massry, can inject Restylane (a filler) for immediate results. The picture below shows a patient immediately after filler injection on the right side. You can compare this to the left side that has not yet been filled with Restylane by Dr. Massry. The right side of her face looks much more youthful (fuller) as a result of the restored volume.
Dr. Massry performs this non-surgical treatment in his office and it takes less than 15 minutes. The results of this hollow temple treatment last for at least 9 – 12 months. Patients who undergo filler injections for hollow temples love the subtle anti-aging results Dr. Massry provides them with.
How much does a hollow temple treatment cost?
The cost of filler injections for the temples varies from patient to patient and depends on how much filler is needed to provide the best results possible. Dr. Massry will examine your hollow temples during your consultation and determine how much Restylane you need. Once examined, Dr. Massry’s staff can give you the specific cost of your treatment.
Do filler injections for hollow temples hurt?
Prior to the treatment, Dr. Massry will use a local anesthetic to numb the area so that the treatment is painless. Additionally, the filler itself contains lidocaine to further reduce any pain or discomfort.
Are there any other treatments that can be combined with my hollow temple treatment?
If you have lost volume in your temples, it is likely you have lost volume in other areas of your face, like the mid-face or under eyes. In these cases, Dr. Massry can also perform mid-face filler injections or under eye injections to add additional volume to face to create a facial balance and harmony. Dr. Massry treats every patient as an individual and determines which treatments will make him or her look their best.
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If you are unhappy with the appearance of hollow or sunken temples, schedule your consultation with Dr. Massry today! Dr. Massry is world-renowned for his expertise in surgical and non-surgical treatments for the eyelids and surrounding areas. You can rest assured that you will be in the best hands possible with Dr. Massry!
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One of the hallmarks of previous blepharoplasty gone bad is a shortened eyelid opening. Patients complain that their “eyes look smaller.” Dr. Guy Massry, Oculoplastic expert in Beverly Hills, California has devised a solution for this very complex problem. He calls this canthoplasty (canthal reconstruction) with horizontal eyelid lengthening or the “CHEL” procedure. Briefly, Dr. Massry opens the shortened eyelid opening and performs a complicated procedure called “conjunctival flaps” to line the new and lengthened eyelid opening to make the eye look more normal (like it used to be). The tradeoff is that the part of the lids that are opened will not have lashes (as they were lost from previous surgery). However, the opening will be returned. This is a big deal and patients have been so happy with this new and novel technique. Dr. Massry has spent years perfecting this procedure and has patients fly in from all over the country and the world with this problem. Below is one patient example:
This young woman had previous lower lid blepharoplasty, which “shortened her eye opening” (see figure below). After Dr. Massry’s CHEL procedure there is a much more normal appearance. There has yet to be a consistent way to correct this. Dr. Massry is very happy and proud of this technique, which has now helped many patients return to a more normal appearance and confident outlook on life.
Below is same woman from the frontal view. As you can see the eyes are more natural in appearance and the sad look has been reduced.
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If you have undergone a previous surgery that left you with eyes that are too small, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Massry today – 310.657.4302. Dr. Massry is the only surgeon performing this surgery and help you restore your appearance. We look forward to helping you!