Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery in Beverly Hills – Dr. Guy Massry
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.

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

 

 

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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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.

 

 

 

 

15Jul/120

Bell’s palsy – Why can’t I close my eyes?

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Bell’s palsy is a form of facial paralysis which can lead to the loss of the ability to close your eyes.  The Upper eyelid has muscles which open the eyes (levator muscle and Muller’s muscle) and a muscle which closes the eyes (orbicularis oculi muscle).  When the elevator muscles become weak or mal-functions what results is a droopy lid referred to as ptosis.  The orbicularis muscle is supplied by the 7th Cranial nerve also called the facial nerve.  In Bell’s palsy and other forms of facial paralysis this nerve is damaged and leads to weakness of eyelid closure.  As the closing of the lids is reduced, the patient experiences dry eyes, red eyes, eye irritation, possible infections and potentially loss of vision.  For this reason it is critical to see an eyelid specialist who performs eyelid reconstructive surgery – or an oculoplastic surgeon.

The eyes are one of our most important organs as they control vision our most important sensory function.  In addition the appearance of the eyes and eyelids is vital to how we present ourselves to society and for our self-esteem.  We must do all we can to attain the best visual function and appearance after suffering from Bell’s palsy or other forms of facial paralysis.

For more information on the subject of Bell’s Palsy, inability to close the eyes and how to correct these issues please open the following links: http://drmassry.com/blog/?tag=eyelid-paralysis, http://drmassry.com/blog/?p=488 , http://drmassry.com/blog/?p=521

 

 

18Jun/120

Closed Canthoplasty – A New Surgical Option

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Canthoplasty is a specific eyelid surgical procedure aimed at tightening or suspending the lower eyelid.  It is both a reconstructive surgery (for eyelid malposition – i.e. lid turns out – ectropion, or lid turns in – entropion), and a cosmetic surgery (to support the lower eyelid during blepharoplasty).

Traditional canthoplasty has been reconstructive in nature and has involved releasing the lower lid from its attachments to bone, shortening it, and the re-securing it to bone.  This is an excellent operation for patients with eyelid problems (as mentioned above); however, it can be a frustrating procedure for patients seeking cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).  This is because such disruption of the lateral canthus (where the outer part upper and lower eyelids meet) can lead to symptoms such as pain, tenderness, tightness, mal-alignment of the two canthi from one eye to the other, webbing of the canthus and a change in the shape of the canthus (canthal angle becomes rounder or too narrow).

An option in cosmetic patients to avoid these potential problems is what we call a closed canthoplasty.  This is a canthoplasty without cutting the canthus.  This is performed by making a small incision in the outer upper lid crease (where a line or crease already exists) and accessing the lower lid for suspension through this point.  This procedure suspends the lid without altering the canthus externally.  While this may not be ideal for reconstructive cases – it is especially beneficial for cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).

Closed canthoplasty is an advanced surgical technique.  It should only be performed by an eyelid specialist or a surgeon who has advanced training in eyelid surgery.  Please do your research on this and consider the option before proceeding with traditional open canthoplasty during cosmetic eyelid surgery (lower eyelid blepharoplasty)