Best Eyelid Surgeon in California?

I want a doctor who's done eyelid surgery for years with experience in California. I am young so I don't want anything major or drastic. Any bad or good experiences, let me know names and places. Thank you so much!

Doctor Answers 6

Finding an Eyelid Surgeon

Hi Tulip.  One thought:  The American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery ( has a resource on their website to locate a surgeon close to your area.  This may be helpful to you.

Best wishes.

San Antonio Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Best Blepharoplasty Surgeon

Expert Eyelid surgeons include Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, Facial Plastic Surgeons (ENT), and ophthalmology. There is no such thing as a "eyelid fellowship". The most critical decision to be made in achieving the best plastic surgical result is picking the most experienced and talented, that is the best, plastic surgeon possible. Too often, patients choose a physician based on a catchy ad, the brand name of a technique, the basis of one or two before and after photos, or their web site’s search engine ranking. These criteria will not find the most experienced and talented plastic surgeon. See the below link on how I would research the identity of the best plastic surgeon for your eyelid surgery.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

Eyelid surgery in California

My colleagues have touched on the most important points, and I agree:

-- The ASPS website will direct you to Board Certified plastic surgeons.
-- Consider speaking to several surgeons and/or their offices before proceeding
-- Look for someone with experience
-- Find a place that will allow you to speak with patients who have had the procedure.

I would be happy to offer you a consultation, but more importantly, I am glad you are doing the research. I can't emphasize how important it is to make an informed decision, and I'm glad there is a forum for it. 

Barbara Persons

Barbara Persons, MD, FACS
Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Eyelid surgeons in Northern California

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a procedure that requires precise knowledge of upper eyelid anatomy, including how the lid fold is formed. You are correct to ask look for someone with experience. The San Francisco Bay Area has several such surgeons. If you contact a physician's office, make sure to ask to speak to a few former patients. Good luck to you.

Sam Most, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 64 reviews

Eyelid surgeon in California


I won't blow my own horn here. However, I will recommend that you carefully evaulate and consult with a number of surgeons in Los Angeles who specialize in eyelid surgery and offer Asian blephroplasty. This is an important decision so take you time and do your home work. Generally your best choice will be board certified ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in oculoplastic surgery and is also a Fellow of the American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). ASOPRS maintains a web site with a geographic directory:

Other specialities also offer eyelid surgery such as facial plastic surgeons and general plastic surgeons. Be certain that whoever you choose, you find someone who makes sense and explains what they are proposing.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Eyelid Surgeon in California

The ASPS website is a good starting for qualified board certified plastic surgeons. Dr. Carl Askren and Dr. James Knoetgen are possibilities. Consult with 3 - 4 surgeons to understand your options.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

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