Cosmetic eyelid surgery can include ptosis repair (tightening eyelid elevating muscle), canthoplasty (lower lid suspension), eyelid fat grafting (transferring body fat to the eyelids), and aft repositioning (transposing excess eyelid fat to adjacent hollows and dark circles). All of these procedures, however, are adjuncts (icing on the cake) to true cosmetic eyelid surgery or “blepharoplasty.”

Blepharoplasty surgery is one of the commonest cosmetic facial procedures performed world-wide.  Simply stated it is surgery to reduce eyelid “bags” and improve aesthetic appearance.  Traditionally this involved excising as much skin, muscle and fat as possible the thin the eyelid – make it “more youthful.”  We now know that preserving all these tissue prevents the long term gaunt and skeletonized look and prevents the “operated on” the look.  This tissue preserving technique of surgery is referred to as “augmentation blepharoplasty” as opposed to the traditional “subtractive” approach to blepharoplasty.


Dr. Guy Massry, who practices oculoplastic surgery in Beverly Hills, California is a major proponent of tissue sparing blepharoplasty surgery.  Please refer to this articles of his to read more on this , .

If you have questions about, or an interest in the procedures Dr. Massry performs, he can be reached at his office.  His contact information can be found on his web site .