Guy G. Massry, M.D., is an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon. As a board certified oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Massry specializes in surgical and non-surgical procedures around the eyes, forehead, eyebrows and mid-face. He’s also my previous plastic surgeon who performed my eye surgery back in 2015. Doctor Massry’s practice is based in Beverly Hills whom I was initially connected with through Doctor Azizzadeh.


When it comes to your patients with facial paralysis, what is the most common surgical eye procedure that is performed? And what makes a patient a good candidate for this particular surgical procedure? 

Probably the most common procedure I perform is called the MIOS procedure – minimally invasive orbicularis sparing lower lid recession.  I described and published this maybe 5 years ago.  It’s a procedure where the lower lid is elevated and supported and at the same time makes the two eyes more equal in size.  It has been very successful with high satisfaction and I am proud to have been a part of its genesis.

Can facial muscular retraining for Facial Paralysis be an effective treatment for the eye region? 

Facial muscular training plays an essential role in eyelid and facial paralysis improvement.  It is an essential and needed component. We are blessed to have it as part of our treatment regimen.

Will most of your patients with facial paralysis that undergo a surgical eye procedure also need a brow lift? 

I would say brow lifting is needed in 50% of patients – must be done aesthetically to make things look normal – we have many tricks for this.

How long does it take to recover from eye surgery?

Typically recovery is quick with stitches out in 1 week and most of the swelling is gone in 2-3 weeks. However, eyes are open immediately and vision ok – some blurring from ointment medication.

Will eye surgery affect a patient’s dry eyes?

Dry eye is tough because so many things affect it.  Surgery may not make it disappear – but usually will improve it!


If you would like to get in touch or learn more about Doctor Guy Massry’s practice, please visit https://drmassry.com.

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