Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery in Beverly Hills – Dr. Guy Massry
12Feb/150

Upper Eyelid Hollows or Sunken Eyelids after Blepharoplasty Surgery – Eyelid Fillers Can Be The Answer

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Hello, I am Guy Massry, MD – an oculoplastic (ophthalmic plastic surgery specialist) in Beverly Hills, California. Over the years I have had extensive experience in performing secondary surgery (revision surgery or “redo” surgery) on patients unhappy with their initial blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery). This has been a very taxing experience as I have seen so many unhappy and emotionally damaged patients who are in the depths of what is a form or variant of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The inciting event was surgery which “altered” the patient’s natural appearance. This does not mean there is anything wrong with the patient. It means the outcome of surgery negatively affected the patient’s confidence, well-being, and most importantly, their perception of themselves. The most common statement I hear from such patients is “when I look in the mirror I see someone else.” It is essential for all of us to understand this statement. Everyone would be bothered by “losing” a part of themselves – especially their appearance or how others see them. As I practice in Beverly Hills, a city where eyelid surgery is so commonplace, I tend to see a high volume of these issues.

With experience I have realized that while surgery can help in many of these cases, in some situations surgery is limited, and there are other, “better” options for certain patients. One such situation is upper eyelid hollows after poor outcome upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Hollows are depressions form over-excision of skin, muscle or fat. It leaves patients with a deep upper lid and often times skin on bone which is a very aged, or what we call “skeletonized” look. The primary goal of surgery is to recreate youth – this situation does the opposite. It surgically ages people.

I have developed some simple in-office techniques to address the issue of a hollowed or sunken upper lid after upper blepharoplasty surgery. The technique involves the placement of a specific filler to fill and expand the depleted tissue planes so that youth can be re-created. Physician injectors tend to take fillers lightly as they are not a “surgical procedure.” However, complications from fillers also occur and it is critical that you seek an eyelid filler expert when you get treatment, especially with revisions of poor outcome surgery. It is very important the physician injector know the biochemical makeup of the various fillers (all are different and all act differently) so that appropriate selection of filler material for each individual patient is performed.

Please don’t give up if you suffer from hollow upper lids after blepharoplasty surgery. I am happy to see you in consultation and discuss the various options of treatment. Do not get stuck on a permanent solution surgically. If surgery is not indicated or cannot meet your expectations – more surgery can, and often will, make things worse. Please contact my office, Guy G. Massry, MD, at 310-863-3488 or through my website if you would like information or a consultation upper eyelid hollows or sunken upper eyelids after blepharoplasty.

Below is an example of how the situation can be remedied with filler.

 

Blepharoplasty  remedied with filler - before & after.

Blepharoplasty remedied with filler.

 

A: Initial patient presentation to me after poor outcome upper blepharoplasty surgery
B: Immediately after filling left upper lid with filler in the office
C: Immediately after filling right upper lid with filler in the office
D: A month after filling procedure. A very natural result

 

25Jan/150

New Textbook Published

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CPS_v42_i1_COVER.inddLower Lid and Midface: Multispecialty Approach

Following the success of the first volume published by Dr Massry and Dr Azizzadeh, the Editors present a second Multispecialty volume. This text is dedicated to Midface and Lower face rejuvenation techniques. An expert team of Editors spanning the practices of Plastic Surgery, Oculoplastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, and Dermatology discuss anatomy, techniques, procedure planning, complications, and outcomes in each specialty field.

16Jan/150

Lecturing at 8th Annual Oculoplastic Symposium in Atlanta

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8th-Annual-Atlanta-Oculoplastic-SymposiumDr. Massry is presenting 4 lectures at the 8th Annual Oculoplastic Symposium in Atlanta in January 2015. The titles of his lectures include:

• 10 Truths About Lower Blepharoplasty: A 17 Year Experience
• New Insights Into Lower Lid Retraction
• Volume Preservation Upper Blepharoplasty
• A Personal Perspective on Eyelid Fillers

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.

 

 

 

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

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