Eyelid Lift - Blepharoplasty Surgery

Beverly Hills Blepharoplasty Expert

Guy G. Massry, MD is a board certified Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon with special expertise in blepharoplasty, or cosmetic eyelid lift surgery. He has been invited to lecture and teach physicians around the world about his cutting-edge advancements in blepharoplasty techniques. He is also the author of five top selling textbooks, including “Master Techniques in Blepharoplasty” and “Brow and Upper Eyelid Surgery: Multispecialty Approach,” and hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles. As one of the most respected blepharoplasty surgeons in the country, by colleagues and patients alike, you can rest assured you are trusting your eyes and eyelids to a true 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.

Upper Blepharoplasty

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

View more before & after upper eyelid blepharoplasty pictures.

Lower Blepharoplasty

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.

During your pre-op appointment you will receive more detailed instructions for aftercare from our office. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call and ask.

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!

View Eyelid Lift Before and After Gallery

See blog written by Dr. Massry on How To Get The Best Blepharoplasty Results. 

See article written by Dr. Massry on blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) surgery.

See article by Dr. Massry on lower lid blepahroplasty with fat repositioning.

See article on Dr. Massry on ptosis surgery.

See article written by Dr. Massry on sculpting the eye durign blepahroplasty surgery.