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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If you are bothered by the appearance of eye bags, contact Dr. Massry today to see if you are a candidate for eye bag surgery – 310.657.4302!
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.
Let Dr. Massry Fix Your Botched Eyelid Surgery
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.