Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery in Beverly Hills – Dr. Guy Massry
9May/110

New Surgical Technique to Improve Outcomes of Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery

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Dr Guy Massry, MD (Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery) of Beverly Hills, California has introduced a new surgical technique to improve outcomes in upper eyelid blepharoplasty surgery.

The novel technique demonstrates how to preserve eyelid fat during upper blepharoplasty surgery to prevent postoperative hollowing of the eyelids.  This is an important addition to our evolving understanding of maintaining eyelid fat during surgery to prevent a sunken appearance after surgery.  This concept has gained wide acceptance with lower lid surgery, but until now has not been elaborated well in upper lid surgery.

Traditional upper blepharoplasty is a subtractive form of surgery that involves the excision of variable amounts of skin, muscle, and fat from the eyelid. The goal of surgery is to improve field of vision and/or appearance. While surgical debulking of the eyelid may improve appearance early on, the removal of tissue inherent to this process (especially fat excision) can contribute to a hollowed appearance with an associated deep and sunken appearance of the upper eyelid. This skeletonized look may be eliminated or reduced by preserving and repositioning a prominent nasal (inner) fat pad, if present, to the central upper eyelid.

The article is featured in the peer reviewed journal Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - the primary periodical of the society.

Link:

http://journals.lww.com/op-rs/Abstract/publishahead/Nasal_Fat_Preservation_in_Upper_Eyelid.99710.aspx - the full article can be viewed by opening the article PDF under article tools

This recent innovation, which Dr. Massry has also presented at scientific medical meetings, is born out of a continuing effort by Dr Massry to improve the field of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Massry is also active making comprehensive information available to anyone considering ophthalmic plastic surgery through his website and social network pages. Please visit www.drmassry.com .