Beverly Hills Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery – Dr. Guy Massry

Client Testimonials

Jeff Goldblum, Actor - "Great Doctor! Great and lovely human being!"

"[Dr. Massry] Did a brilliant job with finesse and kindness - I was so grateful and relieved! Thank goodness for Dr. Massry! - A truly caring healer!" (Stated after seeing Dr. Massry in the office for non-cosmetic reasons.)

Lisa Ellers, Designer - "My experience with Dr. Massry was excellent!"

Prior to meeting Dr. Massry, I had surgery on my upper and lower eyelids. The results were a disaster, including scars, muscle damage and overall asymmetry. Dr. Massry corrected the damage with perfection! His post surgical follow up was wonderful. Most important, I believe Dr. Massry to be a highly skilled surgeon that sincerely cares about his patients and their results. I would highly recommend Dr. Massry and will continue to appreciate his help."

Judy Kerr, Author of "Acting is Everything: An Actor's Guidebook for a Successful Career in Los Angeles" - "I found my angel, Dr. Massry."

I had inherited bags under my eyes. I'm now 64 and had my first lower eyelid surgery at 30. There was a sag in one lid but the surgeon put tape on my cheek to hold up the lid for about six weeks and it ended up looking fine. At 35 I had the upper lids done. At 50 I had an acid peel to correct some wrinkling and my face really swelled. When it returned to normal the eyelid that had healed fine at 30 now hung away from my face. It was awful. I went to a very famous "eyelid surgery only" doctor for repair surgery. He worked on both eyelids, upper and lower. The result was not good and I had to undergo another surgery on the lower lid of the damaged eye, and the corners of the upper lids where he had not taken enough fat out. Though it was improved a bit and most people looking at me thought I looked fine, I suffered. Then I found my angel, Dr. Massry.

When we met he explained exactly what my problems were and how he would go about repairing my lids. He was gentle yet upbeat and I knew I was in good hands.  The surgery day was great and my recovery was fast and excellent.  I liked the results right away and before the stitches were out I knew it was going to be successful.

The true bonus was my final checkup.  Dr. Massry gave me a mirror and asked if I remembered the shape of my eyes when I came in?  He said they had been round and now look, "They are almond shaped again."

Terry Wenger - LA County Sheriff's Department - "A highly-gifted surgeon, his skill  and professionalism can only be matched by his patience and kindness.  He is truly one of a kind."

Several years ago, while on-duty as a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff, I was shot in the face and left for dead, while my partner, a Department chaplain, lay mortally wounded nearby.  I lost my right eye, and underwent extensive facial reconstructive surgery.  Through time,  the facial structure around my false eye was, in effect, caving in, causing pain, bleeding, and a rather deformed appearance.   Doctor Massry performed revision surgery in this area, greatly relieving the pain, and creating a very natural look.  A highly-gifted surgeon, his skill  and professionalism can only be matched by his patience and kindness.  He is truly one of a kind. - Terry Wenger

Alexandra Harlan - "I am so thankful Dr. Massry exists, or I'd hate to even consider where I would be today."

Actually, I know where I'd be today... incredibly, emotionally and physically scarred  from the mistakes of another surgeon.  I can't express how much his acute assessment of what revisions to make, and his understanding of the emotional make up that one needs going into surgery whether it be first time or revisional is of paramount importance.

His honesty, coupled with his skill and delivery as a surgeon, is what I've come to trust and rely in with him,  where previously others have come up short, if at all.  My eyes underneath were so bloated with fat that was misplaced there by another surgeon it had distorted my whole self image.  Dr. Massry took the time and the vested interest in what would otherwise be a high risk case (not exactly what many doctors would care to have the responsibility of) to make the changes.  Which have brought back not only some aesthetic beauty but most of all the confidence to shine from my inner beauty once again.

Thank You, Dr. Massry -  for being in the profession you are in and bringing true value and making a difference in my life!

Kathryn Cook - "My face is completely symmetrical and I look 15 years younger. You truly worked magic for me."

Never in all my wildest dreams did I think that my face could look better, than before the botched surgery. But somehow with your special gifts, you achieved it. My face is completely symmetrical and I look 15 years younger. You truly worked magic for me .

For nine months every time I passed by the mirror, I would get a pain in my gut thinking about living with a crooked face for the rest of my life, but now when I look in the mirror I actually cry... tears of joy.

Dr. Massry, each time I go to the mirror, it's a reminder that my nightmare is over. I can hold my head up again, take off the sunglasses, pull back my hair, and be proud once again, of the face I see in the mirror everyday.

You not only made me more beautiful, but you made me a whole person again, body heart, and soul. I don't know how I will ever repay your kindness.

My hat is off to you, Dr Massry and your staff, for being so wonderful to me.
Dr. Massry, You have many special and obviously incredible talents. but what impressed me the most was, you big beautiful heart.

Pamyla Laun, Owner, Prive' Recovery - "All of Dr. Massry's patients love him!"

I had eyelid surgery in December 2002 by Dr. Massry. He repaired my eyelid back to looking perfect. His compassionate and warm personality alongside with his excellent medical skills are truly one of a kind. He surely displays a dedication to his patients that makes him the best. I refer all of my friends to him every chance I get. I own an after care [facility] in Beverly Hills (Prive' Recovery Retreat).

All of Dr. Massry's patients love him! He not only takes the time to phone them, but visits them at the after-care whenever he can sneak away from his busy surgery schedule.

The results are the best, his patients hardly have any bruising. All of my nurses say that Dr. Massry has the gentle touch and his work is perfect."

N. Valvo -  48 year old working mother of a 2 year old - "I chose Dr Massry to do my eyelid and eyebrow surgery because of his kind and unassuming manner."

I felt very much at ease with him as he addressed all my concerns in a caring and professional way. His patient care consultant was fantastic in helping me maneuver my way around a completely foreign territory of surgery.  She helped me through every step of the way, from my 1st appointment to my every office visit and all the details in between. As for Dr. Massry's skills, he's a master at his craft and the proof is in my result.  I couldn't be happier,  and the best part is that no one can pinpoint what 's different about me because it's so natural! They think I look really young, happy and rested and wonder if I did something different to my hair. I wouldn't hesitate to refer anyone to Dr. Massry.

Anne DeLong - "I so appreciated not only his professionalism, but his warm, compassionate and down-to-earth manner."

I was not overjoyed to find out I had "issues" with my eyes which required Dr. Massry's expertise, but I realized it was a blessing in disguise because it afforded me the opportunity to meet him and have him as my doctor!  I so appreciated not only his professionalism, but his warm, compassionate and down-to-earth manner.  I have been to many doctors through the course of my life and, in the short time I have know him, I have felt more at ease and have looked forward to seeing him at each visit more than with any other doctor.

Walter R. Decaen, Medical Law Litigator & Attorney (retired)
- "Dr. Massry has a great sense of humor, is very positive and uplifting."

Marjorie Landon, Investor - "I feel Dr. Massry is the BEST!"

I have been to other plastic surgeons for BOTOX®, and I feel Dr. Massry is the BEST!

Sharon Henderson - "Dear Dr. "Fix-It" Massry,"

I just want to thank you for being the ABSOLUTE BEST!! Not only did you correct the two disastrous surgeries that I had from the other doctor in a most professional environment, but also you and your staff of nurses were so kind and gentle. Because I was such a nervous wreck, I know I wasn't the best patient, but you were all so calm and caring that I actually felt at ease�.well, almost!!!

I went to dinner with some friends last night and they couldn't believe how great I look. They had seen me after the other surgeries so they KNEW how awful the "before" was!! I think maybe the BOTOX® and the Restalyne helped in their assessment!!!

Again, Dr. Massry, thank you and, of course, your staff of nurses in the surgery center, a million times for what you did for me. I am so happy with my new eyes and my softer-looking face!

I wish you all the best! From the first moment I met you, I felt at ease and comfortable – like you were already a good friend!! You are a wonderful person, and I am grateful we met. (Thank you also to Dr. Boxer-Wachler!)

Penelope Hooper
Following a nightmarish corrective surgery I had done in a third world country; I needed to find a surgeon here in Los Angeles; to (if possible) repair the damage done. Dr. Guy Massry was the first and immediate choice of an enormously respected surgeon here in Los Angeles.
From the first appointment when I met Dr. Massry he not only successfully repaired the damage done from the first surgery but with his compassion, gentle manner and brilliant skills eased the psychological stress as well.

Ted Kristian - "My eyes are the same size, and I have a clear filed of vision. Thank you, Dr. Massry!"

I suffered from Ptosis of the left eye that seriously decreased my field of vision. I underwent surgery to correct the problem. The surgery failed. I had a second surgery to correct the problem. It also failed! Two surgeries: nothing accomplished. I was devastated.

Now, admittedly discouraged and fearful of all surgeons, I went to Dr. Massry. This would be my third try to correct my Ptosis. My fears proved to be needless. Dr. Massry not only accomplished a successful Ptosis correction, he did it in spite of the major buildup of scar tissue from the previous failed surgeries.
Today, no more Ptosis! My eyes are the same size, and I have a clear filed of vision. Thank you, Dr. Massry!

Ron Kendrick - "I can say, with humor, that he helped me overcome "mid life crisis". I am now looking forward to the second half of my life with renewed self confidence and continued self respect.."

Dr. Massry's surgical skills and artistry have significantly helped to give me the self confidence that I needed to continue  pursuing my personal goals and ambitions. I can say, with humor, that he helped me overcome "mid life crisis". I am now looking forward to the second half of my life with renewed self confidence and continued self respect...not only for what I have achieved, but for what I still have to achieve. Dr. Massry has played a significant part in helping me to maintain that self confidence. Ron Kendrick

Bill Kenny, RN - "My entire experience with your office, from my very first consultation to my post-surgery follow-up [was] terrific."

Dear Dr. Massry,
I am writing this note to tell you again how greatly satisfied I am with the results of my surgery. In fact, my entire experience with your office, from my very first consultation to my post-surgery follow-up has been terrific. Your assessments and the surgical recommendations you made to help me achieve my personal goals were spot on. I also want to commend you on your excellent office staff that made me feel comfortable from the very start of the process. By the day of my surgery, I felt completely prepared and confident about my decision. As a registered nurse myself, I hold pretty high standards regarding how I treat my own patients. I am delighted to say that could not have been more pleased with the treatment I received from your nurse and your anesthesiologist. Going into surgery can make one feel extremely vulnerable and they could not have made me feel more at ease.

Ultimately, the results of the surgery are what matter most, however, and I could not be happier with my mine. Thanks to your awesome skills and expertise, my refreshed eyes and brow have exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much for a job well done!

Natalie - "My eyes look amazingly more open, alert, and "happier," which make me look – and feel – younger."

Thank you, Dr. Massry. My eyes look amazingly more open, alert, and "happier," which make me look – and feel – younger. And I greatly appreciate your caring consult and after-care. You took time with me to assess, recommend, and inform me, which eliminated any concerns I may have had. My recovery was so quick and my results so good – you truly worked magic! Natalie – Speaker, Trainer, Consultant

Hillary - "My husband says I gained 10-15 years, and all my friends raved."

Dr. Massry is the best! I needed help with my eyes. I had droopy lids and lower bags and hollows, it was making me look and feel old and tired. Having never had any kind of elective surgery, I was apprehensive about the outcome and nervous about the whole thing. I am so glad I went to Dr. Massry. The outcome was better than I could have ever dreamed. My husband says I gained 10-15 years, and all my friends raved. My eyes keep getting better and better. There was no obvious sign that I had done anything at all, just a "refreshed" and more youthful look. I am so glad I did it and Dr. Massry is why!!! Not only did he do a FANTASTIC job, he helped me through my anxiety with his calm and professional manner. He was available to me for anything I needed and I am forever grateful to him.  See this patents before and after photos.

Robert Michael Chiusano

•    Very positive impression form beginning ?Reception through
Initial surgical evaluation
-    Listened to what I wanted yet followed with his perspectives and options
-    Recommended techniques that would deal with my concerns yet took a more “conservative” approach
-    Much Appreciated
•    All logistics for setting up and accomplishing surgery/follow-on care communicated well in advance, implemented flawlessly.
•    Surgery performed without complications, all post-surgery “dynamics” were predicted in advance with instructions/resources to deal with them were all provided in advance.
•    Dr. Massry was personally always reachable and always responded in a few minutes. This was very important, re-assuring.
•    The value of going to a cosmetic surgeon who specializes/Board Certified on the areas that impact the eye is so vital, yet not so well understood by the public “market”.  Not all “cosmetic surgeons” could produce desired results on procedures involving the eye area without the ophthalmic certification.

Only 1 month after the surgery, I can tell/see a vast difference even from a more conservative procedure set.  I have had more compliments on how rested, refreshed I look without them, knowing of thinking I had anything done. That’s awesome!

Came in as a prospective patient, came out a friend.

I would recommend Dr. Massry for any ophthalmic plastic surgery procedure, without reservation whatsoever!!

Jerrilyn Ong

May 2, 2009 was the day a tragic car accident had occurred.  It caused me to get a tracheotomy, lumbar surgery, a cerebral hemorrhage, and left side facial fractures which then included compete damage to my left eye.  Because of all the damage that was caused to my left eye, Dr. Massry worked his magic to reconstruct and reshape my eye to make it look as natural and normal as possible.  Looking in the mirror isn’t hard for me anymore because of the self esteem he had helped me regain because of his use of compassion, skill, and professionalism.  If you need or want help cosmetically, Dr. Massry is the best person to go to.  Trust me.  With his kindness and skill, he’s worth your time.  He made a huge positive difference in my live.  He will make a huge positive difference in yours.

Denise Renee Shaw

I want to start off by simply saying THANK YOU, Dr. Massry you are truly amazing!  Until I met Dr. Massry, I felt that my life would never be back to normal and I would always have to deal with issues with my eye.  A few years ago, I started having an issue with my too many eyelashes growing in the inner corner of my eye, which caused me to constantly have irritated, infected and troublesome eye problems.  This problem became so bad that I turned to an eye doctor (NOT Dr. Massry) who suggested a procedure to burn the excess eyelashes and follicles with a laser in order to get rid of the problem.  In explaining the procedure to me, the doctor stated that there would be no visual damage to my eyelid and that the procedure would be very minimal; however in the end that was not the case.  After having the procedure done, instead of being satisfied, I was left mortified, depressed and self-conscious because I was left with large bald and swollen gaps between my eyelashes and a drooping eyelid where the doctor damaged my skin with the laser and my lashes would no longer grow.  I had to deal with this devastation for quite some time because the doctor had no solution for this error and no remorse for what I was going through due to his malpractice.  It wasn’t until I found Dr. Massry that I began to get my life back together, due to his willingness to help me correct the horrible aftermath of the first procedure. Dr. Massry was very professional, caring, understanding and willing to do his best to help me get my eyes back to what they used to be.  He explained to me that there as a plastic surgery type procedure that he could perform on my eyelid that would remove the swollen gaps of skin and then pull the space together slightly which would bring the eyelashes back together and give my eye a more natural uniform look which would leave a very slight scar that would fade over time.  Although I trusted Dr. Massry, going into this procedure I was extremely nervous due to what I was already subjected to from the original eye doctor and his horrible surgical outcome.  He explained to me how pleased I would be with the outcome and how this was a great yet simple procedure that would make me feel better about the appearance of my eye.  The actual procedure itself was over quickly and the pain was very minimal.  I was released from the surgical center with a few stitches in my eyelid that sere later removed by Dr. Massry in his office.  After the removal of the stitches, I had a series of follow-up appointments with Dr. Massry and in each appointment he assured me that I was still healing and was recovering quite well, which I completely agree with.  The entire experience to date has been extremely pleasant, reassuring and a breeze to go through.  Words cannot describe how thankful I am for Dr. Massry and this procedure, I now have my confidence back, I can give people eye contact without shying away because of a drooping eye and I am enjoying life free of eye problems. Dr. Massry, you are absolutely amazing!  Thank you again!

Austin Hudgins

In early July, 2010, our son, age 15, was struck in the eye and nose by an 80 mph pitch during a baseball tournament.  He sustained several fractures to his left Orbital Rim as well as his nose.  Die to the nature of the accident, time was of the essence for reconstructive surgery.  We were forced to choose a readily available General Plastic Surgeon to perform the surgery.  Shortly following this procedure, our son’s lower eyelid pulled down due to scarring and muscle that attached to the plate affixed to his orbital rim.  Concerned about what was happening, my husband contacted his client and friend, Dr. Paul Nassif for his opinion.  Paul graciously arranged a consult with his colleague, Dr. Massry.  This is the part where we knew that angels were watching over us…Dr. Massry quickly assessed the problem and determined the solution necessary to correct out son’s eyelid.  I will say that our son arrived fearful.  Not only did he have a needle phobia, but he had such a bad experience though and after the first surgery that he was anxious and apprehensive.  Dr. Massry thoroughly explained what was going on, not directed at us, but to our son.  He immediately put our son’s mind at ease and further discussed his phobia and how Dr. Massry had overcome his own.  Before the end of the consultation, Dr. Massry was giving our son injections into his lower eyelid to help ease the scarring so his eyelid would at least close.  We knew that Dr. Massry was the only surgeon whom we would allow to do the revision Austin would need.
The procedure Dr. Massry recommended was to graft tissue from the hard pallet in Austin’s mouth.  This would be placed over the orbit plates once Dr. Massry could remove the scar tissue that was creating the problem.  He explained that there were synthetic materials used for this purpose but there was a higher risk of his body rejecting this material which would mean further surgery.  We opted to do what was recommended.  Admittedly, the graft taken from the roof of Austin’s mouth was the most painful part of the procedure.  Thankfully, Dr. Massry had us see Austin’s Orthodontist to have a special retainer made to cover and protect the area where the graft was taken.  That was a blessing and helped a great deal during the 2-3 weeks of healing.  Though an incision was made directly below Austin’s lower lid during the first surgery, Dr. Massry, due to his high level of expertise, did not –re-open that incision, rather he went through the eye socket to remove the scar tissue, to minimize the risk of further scarring.  It was clear to us that Dr. Massry was for more experienced with this type of surgery.
At just five weeks post-surgery, Austin’s eye is healing magnificently!  Before, we were concerned that his eyes would never be symmetrical again, but thanks to Dr. Massry, they are and almost unable to tell he was injured at all.  That is incredible to us, and exceeded any expectation we had coming out to the surgery.  Our hope was that our son would be able to close his eye properly and that his lid would not sag and look noticeable different.  We never dreamed he would appear to have no complication after such a devastating accident and a substandard first surgery.  Moreover, Dr. Massry took great care of Austin following surgery, with several follow-up appointments and calls he was always prompt to return.  Without question, we would recommend Dr. Massry and his staff of competent Administrators, Nurses, Anesthesiologists and other Physicians.

Michelle McFarlane

I came to see Dr. Massry for a consultation regarding my lower lid.  I had recently had a brow lift and fat grafting to the area which resulted in some over filling of the tear trough.  My previous surgeon had tried to remove some of the fat through a small incision.  Unfortunately the sutures came undone the next day resulting in what would be several attempts to get this incision to close up/  eventually, it healed with the bottom flap of skin lying over the top flap.  This overlap pulled my lower lid away from my eye surface.  My daughter affectionately referred to this look as “monster eye”.  After going through six months of deformity with the fat graft and the lid issue, I was nervous and depressed to have to go through yet another procedure to look normal.  Dr. Massry carefully evaluated the skin and the scar tissue and came up with a plan to correct the lower lid as well as even out my brows which had settled lower on one side.
Once you get to know Dr. Massry, you learn that he thrives on a challenge and will do all he can to achieve not just a good result, but a perfect result.  I was awake and alert through the whole procedure, listening to him and his staff work.  He is meticulous and focused during the procedure and with his superior skill and vision has given me back my ability to look others in the eye again.  I am amazed a=t the result and with no viable scars I am free of the “monster eye”.  My kids and brows are even and natural.  If you are considering any eve of facial work, I would not recommend anyone other than Dr. Massry.  Whether you are in need of a revision from previous work, of you want to get it right the first time.  It is clear this is him gift and calling.

This is the first time I have written a review.  Just to let you know my background.   I am a mother of 3 children and a grandmother of 9 children.  My son is a head and neck surgeon, and I must say that I have been around quite a few physicians during my lifetime and I have never met or had a more skilled physician than Dr. Massry.  Last year I had a face lift with another doctor that went very well, but something happened to my lower eyelids.  Both lower eyelids drooped down, felt uncomfortable and looked very strange.  Well thanks to the Golden Hands of Dr. Massry my eyes look just
Perfect.  Not only is Dr. Massry skilled, but he also is the kindest and sweetest most understanding Dr. that I know.  He really listens to his patients.  Also, Anna his assistant is terrific!   She was always there to fit me in when needed, and answered any questions that I had in a timely manner.  This was going
to be a short note but as I reflected on my 3 planned surgeries this year, I must say that I could write a book on how pleased I was with my treatment and results.  Dr. Massry is the best, I highly recommend him and I am sure that you won't be sorry that you selected him as your physician.
Thank-you so much Dr. Massry,
Yvonne R.

I lost my right eye 32 years ago and never knew the options I had until I met Dr. Stolpe who then introduced me to Dr. Massry.  On a daily basis during work or while coaching my sons baseball of soccer teams, there are constant reminders about my appearance.  Over time my lids started to sag dramatically while my prosthetic eye did not align properly and gazed either down of over the persons shoulder I was speaking with.  The team of Dr. Stolpe and Dr. Massry worked together to dramatically resolve my appearance.  After Dr. Stolpe created a new prosthetic eye that fit properly, Dr. Massry adjusted my upper and lower lids.  From the first meeting with Dr. Massry, he made me feel comfortable and explained all options, recommendations.  I believe Dr.  Massry understands patients anxiety over such a procedure since this is your major interface with everyone you meet…your eyes.  I appreciate the effort, energy and passion Dr. Massry provided me throughout this process.

Rob Kirnbauer

I have had two surgeries performed by Dr. Massry.  The first was 10 years ago when he did a brow lift and upper eyelid lift.  The second was last month when I had the upper lids lifted with fat grafting under my brows and in my cheeks.
My experience both times has been excellent.  The office runs very smoothly with a wonderful staff who has never kept me waiting for an appointment – very rare in the medical world!
Dr.  Massry made me feel very comfortable from start to finish and explained every procedure thoroughly.  The staff at the surgical center was terrific as well and created an atmosphere of safety and trust.
Of course Dr. Massry’s expertise is what drew me to his practice not once, but twice.  I had complete confidence in his abilities and I knew that he would never settle for anything but perfect results.
After one month post surgery I am happy with what I see in the mirror and know that the results will be even better in a few months time.
I would and will highly recommend Dr. Massry to anyone in need of an ocular plastic surgeon.

Denise Slomak