Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery in Beverly Hills – Dr. Guy Massry
25Jan/150

New Textbook Published

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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.

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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)