Charlottesville Oculoplastic Surgeon
630 Peter Jefferson Pkwy, Suite 140
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911 US
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"What impressed me the most was that Dr.Kaltreider was able to give me the results that other "Surgeons" said i couldn't get based on "location of scar, and pigmentation of skin and this and that and.... blah......" "#honesty Her team was great!!"

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5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Retraction Repair

Wonderful experience!!!!

Dr. Kaltreider was amazing and so was her staff. Very personable, professional and knowledgeable about her work. My surgery was quick and painless. I would recommend to anyone with any eye repair needs.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

I made the right decision.

Dr. Kaltreider listens well, and has a strong and gentle approach. During the first part of my surgery, I heard her speak with her assistant in a collaborative manner that felt like I was part of an excellent and experienced choreograph - I soon fell asleep. Now when I check the mirror, I find it quite lovely to see results even better than I imagined.

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Dr. Kaltereider is the bomb!

Awesome. She is a true artist and does great work that looks very natural. Very friendly office and staff along with Dr. Kaltreider. Also, she has a gentle touch which helps during some of the procedures.

5 out of 5 stars Eyebrow Transplant

Should have done this a long time ago!

I recently had my eyebrows filled in and am very pleased with the results. Also, the whole process from beginning to end was pleasant and I felt completely infomed about the procedure. Would highly recommend.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Experience was great.....had no worries

What I was told about procedure was exactly what happened. She was there afterwards to answer my questions and called when I got home to check on things. Had eyelid repair on both eyes. Thank you Dr. K.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

I had a fabulous experience and very fast healing - Charlottesville, VI

Fabulous experience and very professional staff. Always easy to talk to the Dr and her staff . Dr Kaltreider is not only a very gifted doctor she is very honest about the procedures and only will do what she feels is in the best interest of her patient . I would recommend Dr Kaltreider highly .

5 out of 5 stars Scar Removal

Awesome Scar Revison!! - Charlottesville, VA

The Experience was Great. I commuted by train from NY to Charlottesville, VA where Dr. K and her husband picked me up and drove me to my hotel. The next day at her office, she took a better look at me and explained everything clearly. No smoke and mirrors she was clear about everything and not just what I'd like to hear. #honesty Her team was great!! Very nice and welcoming and after the procedure i was given ointment and additional items that i would need including a drive back to the hotel at no extra cost. What impressed me the most was that Dr.Kaltreider was able to give me the results that other "Surgeons" said i couldn't get based on "location of scar, and pigmentation of skin and this and that and.... blah... blah..blah" The revision was a success, the scars are less visible than they were before and that's what i really wanted. Thank you Dr.K

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Retraction Repair

Right Choice - Charlottesville, VA

Interacting with Dr Kaltreider was reassuring from the outset. Her experience and competence eased my anxiety. She is a very good listener who does so with respect and warmth. Her staff fits in the same mold. All in all, a great medical and personal experience.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Sixty Six Years Old and Wanted to Look Refreshed. - Charlottesville, VA

Dr. Kaltreider has a very skilled, artistic hand. She places much more concern on your satisfaction and comfort level than any other doing these procedures.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

I am an Oculoplastic Surgeon with 30 years of practice experience delivering highly-skilled, state-of-the-art professional care in a comfortable, private facility. Mission: to inform my clients of their options, and guide them through treatment and healing to achieve their personal aesthetic goals.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology


American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

Consultation Fee

$225. Consultation fee is deducted from surgical fee when surgery is scheduled.

Awards & Recognition

Chief Resident, Ophthalmology 1984-1985
Five-year Service Certificate, MCV 1991
American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award 1994
Richard K. Dortzbach MD Lecturer, University of Wisconsin 1999
Chairman Program Committee ASOPRS, 2000
American Board of Ophthalmology 2001
American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award 2005
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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Kaltreider has hospital affiliations at Sentara/ Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Chemistry, College of William & Mary, 1976
    Medical: MD, Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine, 1980
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Junior Assistant, MCV
    Internal Medicine, MCV, Richmond, VA, 1982
    Ophthalmology, MCV, Richmond, VA, 1985
    Fellowship: Oculoplastic, Orbital & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 1986

Treatments offered at Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics

Blog Posts and Articles

What you should know about blepharoplasty...

Eyelid anatomy is beautiful and incredibly intricate Procedures to enhance or restore eyelid anatomy have improved over time from a pinch-and-remove-skin technique to more delicate dissection and precision in restoring the normal anatomic relationships and contours. The term blepharoplasty is derived from Greek and means "restore form" (normal anatomy) to the eyelid. Repairs to achieve normal anatomy require attention to the lid crease, lid margin contour, eyelash position, and...

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What causes this asymmetry in my eyes? (Photo)

Patients with myopia or near-sightedness often have prominent eyes. Because you have asymmetry and "scleral show" on the left, your eye doctor should... READ MORE

I want to fix my droopy, asymmetrical eyelids. Is surgery my only option? (Photo)

A blepharoplasty alone may tether the eyebrows to a lower position. Take a look in the mirror and gently lift the medial and lateral brow - see what... READ MORE

Botched blepharoplasty reconstruction needed. (photos)

The pictures are taken in different fields of gaze. In the pre-operative photographs, it appears that you are using the frontalis muscle. In the first... READ MORE

I am 37 years old - if I get blepharoplasty of upper eyelids to treat ptosis, how long should results last? (photo)

It appears that you need ptosis repair and not simple blepharoplasty. This is a procedure that is complex and requires experience in dissecting and... READ MORE

Fat injection in lower eyelids 5 years ago, tried to remove the excess fat and ended up with scar tissue. What can I do? (photo)

You have a complex history of lower eyelid surgery - so you will need an expert eyelid surgeon to revise your eyelid contour, not an easy procedure.... READ MORE

Will 1/2 a syringe of Juvederm affect my smile/cover my teeth at all? Is there anything I can take beforehand for pain? (Photo)

Juvederm filler in your lips will not affect your smile or cover your beautiful teeth. Ask your doctor to provide a topical anesthetic prior to... READ MORE

Is it definitely ptosis? (Photos)

Your first photograph shows that the eyelid margins are in a normal position. The second photograph is taken in sunlight so it is not possible to make... READ MORE

Is it possible to surgically lower the height of eyebrows? (photo)

Your eyebrows are in a normal position above the orbital rim. They have a natural arch - and this gives you a bright, natural appearance. It is not... READ MORE

Can my upper eyelids be evened out? (Photo)

Yes, your upper eyelids could be revised to create better symmetry. The creases appear to be in different positions and you have more fullness in the... READ MORE

18 months since lower blepharoplasty surgery Dec 2015 and I still have a visible scar under my eye! Advice? (photos)

There are options for improving your lower lid appearance. The incision lines should be healed completely now, so you could consider your options for... READ MORE

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Sara A. Kaltreider, MD has shared 13 before and after pictures with 2 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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