Blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery) is one of the most frequently performed aesthetic surgical procedures performed in the United States today. General plastic surgeons, ear nose and throat trained facial plastic surgeons, general non-cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists all perform blepharoplasty surgery. While all of these specialists can attain good results to surgery, none of them have specific specialized training in eyelid surgery. Only ophthalmic plastic or oculoplastic surgeons have this background. Dr. Guy Massry, a well-respected Beverly Hills oculoplastic surgeon is such a specialist.

Because such a wide array of surgeons with varied backgrounds, expertise, level of training and experience with eyelid surgery are involved in blepharoplasty surgery – procedure outcomes also vary.  One of the most common problems seen after surgery is hollowed eyelids.  This occurs when too much skin/muscle and/or fat is removed during surgery.  This aggressive tissue excision has been referred to as “subtractive blepharoplasty.”  It is an older way of thinking and typically leads to a gaunt or skeletonized appearance.  Modern blepharoplasty techniques are aimed at preserving tissue (especially fat) during surgery –ie. fat repositioning or fat preservation blepharoplasty.  Dr. Guy Massry has helped innovate the development of such procedures.

What happens when too much fat has been removed and the eyes (eyelids) look hollow (ie depressions, dark circles, and an altered appearance)? This is a tough problem to fix and really requires the attention of a specialist such as Dr. Guy Massry.  In these situations a detained evaluation will identify the best course to take whether it be surgical – such as fat grafting or non-surgical – such as filler injections.

If you would like to know more about eyelid hollows after blepharoplasty, you can contact Dr. Massry through his website above or at his office at 310 657-4302.