Eyelid Lift - Blepharoplasty Surgery
Beverly Hills Blepharoplasty Expert
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also referred to as cosmetic eyelift surgery, is the most common cosmetic procedure Dr. Massry performs. Blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that restores a youthful and energetic look. Surgery can be performed with minimal sedation or local injections of anesthesia. While blepharoplasty is a relatively straightforward procedure, it is still a delicate surgery, which requires a specialist to attain the desired results.
Although blepharoplasty is a commonly performed procedure by many surgeons and is widely considered a simple excision of skin and fat from the upper and/or lower lids by most cosmetic surgeons, nothing can be further from the truth. Blepharoplasty surgery requires a unique understanding of eyelid architecture. Over excision of skin, muscle or fat can be devastating. An expert blepharoplasty surgeon, like Dr. Massry, must be able to preserve (reposition) fat, form a natural lid fold (crease), elevate a weakened eyelid muscle (ptosis repair), tighten the outer corner of the eyelids (canthoplasty), and have an overall understanding of what beautiful eye looks like. A consultation with Dr. Massry will give you the information necessary to understand what procedures are appropriate for you.
What Can I Expect From Blepharoplasty?
Dr. Massry takes a very customized approach to blepharoplasty, creating a surgical plan for each patient that is unique to the needs of their aging eyelids. No two sets of eyes are the same, and Dr. Massry uses his years of experience and expertise to provide each one of his patients with a tailored blepharoplasty to achieve a youthful and harmonious outcome.
Aged eyelids are a consequence of the following factors:
• Loss of tone
• Loss of elasticity & collagen
• Loss of support (underlying bone support)
• Loss of facial fat
These factors can result in droopy or puffy looking eyelids, as well as under eye hollows or heavy bags. Depending on which factors of aging are affecting the appearance of your eyelids, Dr. Massry will determine which treatments will best help you achieve your goals. Dr. Massry may choose to incorporate both an upper and lower blepharoplasty, or he may determine that you need just one of the two procedures. During your consultation with Dr. Massry he will listen to your goals for surgery, as well as examine your eyelids, in order to recommend the best procedure plan for you.
The goal of upper blepharoplasty, or upper cosmetic eyelid surgery, is to lift the upper eyelid so that your eyes appear more vibrant and youthful. In more severe cases, upper blepharoplasty is needed to improve vision when the eyelid begins to droop so much that it is obstructing your field of view.
Watch 3D Animation of Upper Blepharoplasty
Before & After Upper Blepharoplasty
Patient 1 - Brow lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty with fat repositioning
Patient 2 - Subtle and natural looking upper and lower blepharoplasty with fat repositioning
The goal of lower blepharoplasty, or eye bag surgery, is to reduce the prominence of eyelid bags, while simultaneously filling depressions around the eyes (ie. dark circles). These depressions are generally referred to as “periorbital or eyelid hollows.” Rather than removing precious eyelid fat, Dr. Massry instead transposes the excess fat to the hollows to reduce elevations (fat prominence) and fill the depressions (eyelid hollows). This technique smoothes the contour irregularities and re-creates the natural contours of youth.
Case Study: Natural Looking Lower Blepharoplasty Results
Dr. Massry discusses how to achieve natural looking results with under eye surgery so that you look refreshed and not like you had plasitc surgery!
Watch 3D Animation of Lower Blepharoplasty
Before & After Lower Blepharoplasty
Patient 1 - Lower blepharoplasty with fat repositioning
Patient 2 - Lower blepharoplasty with fat repositioning
Patient 3 - Lower blepharoplasty with fat repositioning
View more before & after undereye blepharoplasty pictures.
Watch Lower Lid "Eye Bag" Surgery in High-Speed
Recovery After Blepharoplasty
Initial healing can include some swelling, bruising, irritation or dry eyes, and minimal discomfort. For the first 48 hours after surgery, apply cold compresses to the eyelids for 10 minutes every hour while you are awake to help manage and minimize the swelling, bruising and discomfort.
You can usually return to your regular daily activities the day following surgery, however you should avoid exercise and strenuous activity until after your follow-up examination.
Schedule Your Beverly Hills Blepharoplasty Consultation Today!
If you have been considering a blepharoplasty, call us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Massry – 310.657.4302. We look forward to meeting you and guiding you through your eyelid lift surgery!