Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery in Beverly Hills – Dr. Guy Massry
25Sep/130

Dark Circles Under the Eyes – Why? And How to Fix

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Dark Circles under the lower eyelids are very troublesome, detract from appearance, and impart an aged look on people.  In fact dark circles under the lower eyelids may be the most common concerns patients present with to an eyelid specialist (oculoplastics or ophthalmic plastic surgeon’s).

Why do dark circles under the eyes develop?  Well, there are a variety of causes:

  • First-prominent, puffy eyelid bags above can allow a shadow to be created which can impart a dark appearance below.
  • Second-pigment cells in the skin (melanocytes) can be overly active causing darkening.
  • Finally-the muscle under the thin eyelid skin and blood vessels in the same area often appear dark.  When the skin is thin enough this darkness can become apparent.

Dr. Guy Massry, Beverly Hills Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, is a blepharoplasty surgeon (eyelid surgery) expert, who has a particular interest in reducing dark circles around the eyes.  The best treatment depends on the primary cause and this can be identified upon evaluation in the office.   If eyelid dark circles concern you please contact Dr. Massry at his office (310) 657-4302, or through his web site.

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14May/130

When Are Eyes in Danger of Complications from Blepharoplasty Surgery

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guy-g-massry-md-oculoplastic-surgeon-beverly-hills-californiaBlepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic and functional facial surgical procedures in the United States today.  It is performed by all aesthetic facial specialties – but is best when in the hands of a cosmetic eyelid surgical specialist – or an oculoplastic surgeon.

The reason surgery is best performed by eyelid surgery specialists is to avoid complications to the eyes.  These complications include the true ocular problems such as the inability to close the eyes, dry eyes, reduced vision, chronically irritated or infected eyes, or constant pain in the eyes.  Complications can also affect appearance and include a “wide-eyed” look, a “cat-eyed” look, upper and lower lids that are hollow, a rounded eye (i.e. lost normal shape), lower lids that are pulled down, or an abnormal outer corner to the eyes.

These complications can be avoided by an appropriate preoperative evaluation and by having surgery performed by a “true” eyelid specialist.  Dr. Guy Massry (Beverly Hills ophthalmic Plastic surgery) is an oculoplastic surgeon with vast expertise in cosmetic blepharoplasty surgery.  Dr. Massry can be reached through his website or at his office at (310) 657-4302.  Dr. Massry would be happy to see you for your eyelid surgery needs.

 

 

 

13Mar/130

The Origin of Blepharoplasty Surgery – Dr. Guy Massry, MD – Beverly Hills Blepharoplasty Specialist

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The word blepharoplasty is derived from the Greek words Blepharon, meaning eyelid, and plastos, meaning formed.  Blepharoplasty surgery is one of the oldest described treatments of the aging face.  The goal of surgery is to remove excess tissue which causes and overhang of skin leading to cosmetic (poor appearance) or functional (reduced field of vision) consequences. The first recorded blepharoplasty surgery was by a Spanish surgeon, Albucasis, a pioneer in the creation of surgical instrumentation, including the use of cautery (to control bleeding) in 1000 A.D.

Modern blepharoplasty techniques have certainly come a long way.  Current upper lid blepharoplasty procedures focus on the excision of variable amounts of skin, muscle, and fat.  An increased interest in lower lid blepharoplasty surgery has also evolved.  Lower blepharoplasty surgery primarily focuses on preventing lower eyelid droop (ectropion, retraction) and hollowing (volume depletion).  These complications are inherent to the more traditional excisional (tissue removal) surgery.  Modern lower blepharoplasty focuses on tissue preservation (fat repositioning) or augmentation (fat transfer)

Fat preservation and repositioning in lower lid blepharoplasty continues to develop. Dr. Guy Massry (Beverly Hills Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery), a blepharoplasty surgery specialist  has made many advancements in the lower blepharaoplasty procedure.  Most recently Dr. Massry has published on and presented results of combined fat repositioning and lid lifting (The Lift and Fill Blepharoplasty) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22460677 , http://www.prweb.com/releases/liftandfill/lower-blepharoplasty/prweb9449357.htm  and comparing fat repositioning techniques http://archfaci.jamanetwork.com/onlineFirst.aspx (open PDF to article Transconjunctival Lower Blepharoplasty With Fat Repositioning: A Retrospective Comparison of Transposing Fat to the Subperiosteal vs Supraperiosteal Planes by Donald B. Yoo, MD; Grace Lee Peng, MD; Guy G. Massry, MD).  If you are considering blepharoplasty surgery you can visit Der. Massry online http://drmassry.com/#/home/  for more information.

24Feb/130

Blepharoplasty Surgery (Eyelid Lift) Before and After Photographs

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Blepharoplasty Surgery (Eyelid Lift) Before and After Photographs

30Jan/130

Dr Guy Massry – DrMassry.com – Beverly Hills Cosmetic Eye Surgeon – Launches Mobile Content

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iphone5_drmassryBeverly Hills, CA – Dr Guy Massry is pleased to announce the launch of mobile.drmassry.com. The new website provides content found at drmassry.com in a format optimized for mobile and tablet devices. Iphone, ipad, and android users are automatically directed to the mobile version of the site. Users will notice the mobile version loads quickly and delivers site information efficiently preserving the user’s bandwidth.

Additionally Dr. Massry’s blog has been optimized for mobile devices and contains a growing information base on oculoplastic and ophthalmic plastic surgery.

The mobile site can be accessed directly at mobile.drmassry.com. Dr. Massry practices cosmetic eyelid surgery in Beverly Hills, California.  He is very dedicated to clinical research and teaching, and is a sought after speaker at scientific meetings, publishes in his area of expertise often, and is a fellowship preceptor for training facial plastic surgeons.  He has expertise in both primary (first time) and revisional (redo) brow lift surgery, blepharoplasty surgery , mid face lift surgery, facial and eyelid fat grafting and the use of Botox and fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero, etc.).  Dr. Massry can be reached at his office at (310) 657-4302 or through his web site at http://www.drmassry.com

 

 

24Jan/130

Avoiding Blepharoplasty Complications

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Poor results to blepharoplasty surgery are not uncommon and are devastating to patients.  Avoiding these complications starts with seeing the most qualified doctor assess your concerns with your eyelids. Dr. Guy Massry is an ophthalmic plastic surgeon.  This is a specialist is cosmetic eyelid (blepharoplasty) surgery. Dr. Massry is a member (fellow) of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS  http://www.asoprs.org ).  He has also edited three well-respected textbooks on the subject of cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and correcting problems related to this http://www.springer.com/medicine/ophthalmology/book/978-1-4614-0066-0 , http://www.springer.com/medicine/ophthalmology/book/978-0-387-25389-3 , http://www.pr.com/press-release/459510 , and is on the editorial board of the society journal – Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – OPRS http://www.pr.com/press-release/450162 .  As Dr. Massry practices in Beverly Hills, California http://drmassry.com/blog/new-beverly-hills-office where a large amount of upper and lower blepharoplasty is performed – He tends to see many such issues.

Common problems seen after upper and lower blepharoplasty are lower eyelid retraction (pulled down), lower eyelid ectropion (turned out), inability to close the eyes, dryness, irritation, infection, poor cosmetic outcome, and the list goes on.  As stated these problems negatively impact patients often times to the point where quality of life is reduced.  Information about Dr. Massry and his scope of practice can be attained by reviewing his website http://drmassry.com .

16Jan/130

New and Innovative Eyelid Surgical Procedure

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MassryBeverly Hills, CA, January 15, 2013 - Dr. Guy Massry, MD (Beverly Hills cosmetic eyelid surgery) has developed a new and innovative surgical procedure to improve and smooth the transition of the brow to the upper lid (reduce depressions) after upper blepharoplasty surgery. The procedure is similar to repositioning fat in lower lid blepharoplasty (a now well accepted surgery). Dr. Massry has described and presented the procedure at last year’s fall meeting of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS www.asoprs.org) in Chicago, Illinois. The presentation was very well accepted. Dr. Massry has now written the manuscript on the procedure which has been accepted for publication after peer review in an upcoming issue of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (OPRS). The manuscript is titled “Effacing the Orbitoglabellar Groove with Transposed Upper Eyelid Fat.”

This is the second in a series of publications by Dr. Massry on preserving and repositioning upper eyelid fat during blepharoplasty surgery. The first manuscript was published in 2011 and is cited below
Massry GG. Nasal fat preservation in upper blepharoplasty. Ophth Plast Recosntr Surg 2011;27(5):352-355.

The importance of this innovation is that it allows cosmetic upper blepharoplasty without leading to eyelid depressions (hollows). This is a big step forward in upper blepharoplasty surgery.

Dr. Massry practices cosmetic eyelid surgery in Beverly Hills, California. He is very dedicated to clinical research and teaching, and is a sought after speaker at scientific meetings, publishes in his area of expertise often, and is a fellowship preceptor for training facial plastic surgeons. He has expertise in both primary (first time) and revisional (redo) brow lift surgery, blepharoplasty surger , mid face lift surgery, facial and eyelid fat grafting and the use of Botox and fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero, etc.). Dr. Massry can be reached at his office at (310) 657-4302 or through his web site at http://www.drmassry,com

7Jan/130

New Beverly Hills Office

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Dr. Guy Massry – Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery – Beverly Hills, California – is proud to introduce the opening of his new office.  Dr. Massry’s new office address is:

150 North Robertson Blvd

Beverly Hills, California 90211

Ph (310) 657-4302

FAX (310) 6574322

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16Sep/120

Educate Yourself Before Having Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty )

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Blepharoplasty surgery is a unique form of specialized facial cosmetic surgery which addressed the aged eyelids.  This includes both the extra (hanging) skin of the upper eyelids, and the puffy and prominent bags of the lower eyelids.

The surgery to correct these issues is called blepharoplasty surgery.  Blepharoplasty surgery can be performed while awake, under local anesthesia injections only, sedated or asleep (under general anesthesia).  Blepharoplasty surgery is so specialized that there is a group of cosmetic physicians who only specialize in this area.  This specialty is called ophthalmic plastic surgery.  The organization which trains oculoplastic surgeons is called the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). Please open this ink to find out more about ASOPRS http://asoprs.org.

Dr. Guy Massry, Beverly Hills blepharoplasty specialist is an ASOPRS member who performs hundreds of both upper and lower blepharoplasty surgeries every year.   He has particular expertise in revising surgery after poor outcomes http://www.realself.com/find/California/Los-Angeles/Oculoplastic-Surgeon/Guy-Massry ,http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Guy_Massry#reviews , http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/170637/Dr-Guy-Massry-Beverly+Hills-CA.html .  Dr. Massry’s only goal to provide an honest appraisal of what can be achieved with your blepharoplasty surgery so that you can have a realistic expectation of outcome

Please open this link to see before and after surgery examples of Dr. Massry’s work (click on before and after gallery) http://drmassry.com/#/1-3

If you have any questions regarding Dr. Massry’s work, or desire a blepharoplasty surgery consultation; Dr. Massry  can be reached at his Beverly Hills office at 310 453-8474

 

 

 

25Jul/120

How to Fix Bad Blepharoplasty Surgery

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Blepharoplasty surgery – also referred to as eyelid surgery, eyelid lift surgery, eyelid bag surgery or simply cosmetic eyelid surgery – is one of the most common facial plastic surgical procedures performed today.  Numerous surgeons from varied subspecialties perform eyelid lift surgery.  The problem is that blepharoplasty surgery is a very specialized cosmetic surgery which can easily lead to a poor outcome if not performed by the appropriate surgeon.

So who performs eyelid lift surgery?

  1. Oculoplastic or ophthalmic plastic surgeons.  These specialists are first trained in eyes (ophthalmology) and then further trained is eye plastic surgery.
  2. Facial plastic surgeons.  These are ear nose and throat trained surgeons who do further training in facial cosmetic surgery.
  3. General plastic surgeons.  These are surgeons trained only in plastic surgery – but of the entire body (head to toe).
  4. A variety of other surgeons without any specific training in plastic surgery.

Clearly the best trained and most experienced surgeons for your eyelid bag surgery are oculoplastic surgeons http://drmassry.com/#/6-0 , http://drmassry.com/blog/?p=116 .  All other fields do not have the depth of training in surgery of this very complex area of the face.

Cosmetic oculoplastic surgeons specialize in blepharoplasty (eyelid or eyelid bag surgery) http://drmassry.com/blog/?p=754http://drmassry.com/blog/?p=603, http://drmassry.com/blog/?p=546 , http://drmassry.com/blog/?p=531 .  They also specialize in fixing surgery that has turned out poorly.  No other field in cosmetic surgery has this form of training.  If you have had a poor outcome to your eyelid bag surgery – please see only an oculoplastic surgeon to correct the problem.  This is the best way to ensure a good outcome to your redo (revisional ) procedure.

Common problems encountered after poor result eyelid lift surgery are inability to close the eyes, pulled down lower lids, problems with the canthus (outer corner of the eyelids), residual puffiness, and a slew of other issues.

These problems can be corrected in many cases.  However, to do so, only a specialist in the field should be seen.