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LOS ANGELES EYELID EXPERTS

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Our Los Angeles practice is nestled in the heart of downtown at 1513 S Grand Avenue #200. Office hours are 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. The daily parking rate at our Los Angeles office is $7.

Upper Blepharoplasty Before and After Results

Featured Procedures in our Los Angeles Office

It’s never too late to achieve the natural and youthful look you desire, and the world-renowned surgeons at Eyesthetica will help you get there. Our team of distinguished doctors will meticulously evaluate the following areas:

  • The upper face (forehead/eyebrows/upper eyelids)
  • The midface (lower eyelids/cheeks)
  • The lower face (lips and neck)

When it comes to eyelid surgery, you should never have to settle for anything less than the best. When you come into Eyesthetica in Los Angeles, Drs. Michael A. Burnstine, David B. Samimi, and Christopher C. Lo will create a custom treatment plan based on your individual aesthetic goals, without compromising the health and safety of your eyes.

FEATURED SURGICAL PROCEDURES
FOR A YOUTHFUL AND NATURAL APPEARANCE

Brow Lift in Santa Monica

Gravity and loss of volume can cause the skin of the forehead to sag over time. This causes the brow to descend and the brow tissue to deflate, which leads to hooding of the upper eyelids and an angry, tired, or sad expression. One of the ways this can be treated is with a brow lift: a surgical procedure in which the forehead is elevated, reducing wrinkles and creases and creating a more youthful and rested appearance. This can be done endoscopically with a mini-camera, or open.

Though this procedure can vary by degrees of invasiveness, brow lifts typically involve repositioning the muscles of the forehead, and often entail volume augmentation and tissue removal. Elevating the brow can improve the heaviness of the upper eyelids, and enhance the effects of an upper blepharoplasty.

Ask the surgeons at Eyesthetica which custom approach is right for you.

Upper Blepharoplasty

An upper blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is a procedure in which the excess skin and fat are removed from the top eyelid. The surgeon will make an incision in the natural crease of the eyelid to prevent visible scarring, remove the excess skin, and sculpt fat that has collected on the upper eyelid for the creation of a youthful, natural look. If a patient is a candidate for both an upper and lower blepharoplasty, they generally opt to do both at once for reduced recovery time.

Double Eyelid Surgery in Santa Monica

Double eyelid surgery is a special type of upper blepharoplasty which creates a crease in the upper eyelid where none previously existed. This helps to “open” the eye. Depending on the thickness and fat distribution of the eyelids, double eyelid surgery can be performed with a minimal incision to avoid visible scarring.

Droopy Eyelid (Ptosis) Repair in Santa Monica

Ptosis refers to drooping upper eyelids. Ptosis is caused by the stretching of the tissue and disinsertion of the levator muscle tendon, which is responsible for raising the eyelid. When the upper eyelids droop low enough to obstruct the pupil, it causes a decrease in the superior field of vision, trouble reading, and driving challenges, which can lead to headaches from having to constantly raise the brow to see. Before upper eyelid surgery, be sure your surgeon can assess eyelid ptosis as a cause for your upper eyelid appearance.

The surgical methods to repair ptosis vary depending on the extent of the eyelid elevation needed. Your eyelid surgeon will discuss with you in detail the type of surgical approach that is right for you.

Lower Blepharoplasty / Eye Bag Removal in Santa Monica

A lower blepharoplasty or “eye bag removal” is performed by removing the excess fat and skin beneath the lower eyelid, to reduce the appearance of puffiness or “bags” beneath the eyes. The amount of fat removed must be carefully calculated by the eyelid surgeon – as removing too much can cause a “hollowing” effect as the patient ages. Occasionally, the fat that is already there is repositioned or augmented to reduce the appearance of aging. Incisions are hidden by the lower lash line or inside the eyelid. Before proceeding with eyelid surgery, make sure your eyelid surgeon is a member of ASOPRS.

Midface Lift in Santa Monica

Midfacial lifting is reserved for patients in need of lower eyelid elevation and support. The procedure resuspends the lower eyelid, repositions deeper soft tissue, and augments the cheek. Ask your doctor if this procedure is right for you.

Fat Repositioning and Fat Transfer in Santa Monica

When fat is already present around or under the eyelids, it can be shifted into the hollow of the eyelid for a fuller appearance when there is fat deficiency or volume loss. These procedures are reserved for a select group of patients, and your surgeon will review treatment options with you.

Fat Grafting in Santa Monica

Fat can be taken from other parts of the body and used to fill creases and wrinkles in the face. Fat grafting is comparable to other injectable treatments it creates a more vibrant, youthful appearance. Fat grafting carries a lower risk of infection than fillers because the fat is taken from other parts of the patient’s own body. If you’re debating between choosing fat grafting or fillers to meet your aesthetic goals, the surgeons at Eyesthetica can help you weigh your options.

Lip Enhancement in Santa Monica

The aging process can leave lips looking thin and lined. Lip enhancement is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper lips. Lip implants are an option for patients looking for fuller lips, but dermal lip fillers can also be an option based on the individual’s aesthetic goals. Ask your surgeon which option would be right for you.

Lip Reduction in Santa Monica

Surgical lip reductions involve removing mucosal tissue from the upper and/or lower lips in order to reshape the entire lip area. This procedure is performed on patients who would like to decrease lip volume. Usually, it is performed on patients who have been bothered by their large lips since birth.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From the North: Take I-5 South to Exit 138 for CA-110. Take exit 21 and make a right onto Toberman Street, then another right onto Venice Boulevard. Just after passing El Patroncito Mexican Cuisine on the left, take a left onto South Hope Street and make an immediate right onto West 15th Street, just before Dignity Health California Hospital. The entrance to our parking lot will be on your right.

From the East: Take CA-60 West to I-10 West. Take Exit 14A and continue straight onto East 17th Street. You’ll pass Jack in the Box on your right and you will continue onto South Hope Street. just after passing Hope Street Family Center. Make a right onto West 15th Street and the entrance to our parking lot will be on your right, just before South Grand Avenue.

Eyesthetica Eye Surgeon Dr Michael Burnstine M.D.

Los Angeles Eyelid Surgeons

Dr. Michael A. Burnstine completed his MD at Harvard Medical School before completing an internship in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. There, he served as Chief Resident in Ophthalmology, before receiving his fellowship training in oculofacial surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago Eye and Ear Infirmary and Michael Reese Hospital.

Dr. Burnstine began his career as the Director of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California in 1997, and co-founded Eyesthetica with Dr. Steven C. Dresner in 2004. A Clinical Professor (part time) at the Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute at USC, Dr. Burnstine lectures nationally and internationally on many topics related to oculofacial surgery, and is the editor of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery of the Upper Face: Eyelid Ptosis, Dermatochalasis, and Eyebrow Ptosis.

Outside the office, Dr. Burnstine enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys.

Eyesthetica Eye Surgeon Dr Michael Burnstine M.D.

Dr. David B. Samimi completed his MD at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles. After completing his internship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, he went on to complete his residency in ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami. Dr. Samimi then completed two additional years of specialized training at Eyesthetica, a fellowship sponsored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

Dr. Samimi currently teaches oculofacial plastic surgery at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, where he serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. He is associate preceptor for the ASOPRS fellowship at Eyesthetica, and has lectured at national conferences, published in peer-reviewed medical journals, and authored several medical textbook chapters.

Outside the office. Dr. Samimi enjoys travel, the outdoors, and spending time with his family. He is fluent in Spanish and Farsi.

Eyesthetica Eye Surgeon Dr Michael Burnstine M.D.

Dr. Christopher C. Lo completed his MD at Mount Sinai in New York City. He completed his internship and served as chief resident in ophthalmology at New York University and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. During his fellowship at the Doheny and Jules Stein Eye Institutes at the University of California Los Angeles, he specialized in eyelid, lacrimal, orbital, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Lo is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and a member of ASOPRS.

While in medical school, Dr. Lo founded a free eye clinic and volunteered on international surgical missions. He has lectured at both domestic and international conferences, has published several medical book chapters, and has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals. He was awarded the Fellows Teaching Award in 2019 and is now involved in the ASOPRS fellowship training program at Eyesthetica.

Outside the office, Dr. Lo enjoys distance running, music, and the LA food scene. He is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, and conversant in Spanish.

I came to Dr. Dresner recently to fix a botched job from another doctor on my lip that caused a horrible scar. He was so kind and made me feel confident that he could fix it for me, because I was very nervous how it would turn out from what happened to me before. During the healing process he took the time to call me to make sure it was healing correctly and that it was what I expected it to look like. I am so pleased with how it turned out and would recommend him highly to anyone! Thanks Dr. Dresner you’re the best.

 

The professional manner Dr. Samimi exhibited throughout all three phases of my reconstructive surgery were exemplary. The thorough explanation he provided during the pre-op phase, the supportive thoughtfulness he offered during the surgery, and the post operation analysis he conducted following the surgery all evidenced the extent of his expertise and conscientious respect for addressing all my concerns and issues. Dr. Samimi not only did a perfect job on my lower eyelids, but the level of care, friendliness and excellence that I received from him and his staff was something you just have to experience yourself to believe.

 

NON-SURGICAL FACIAL ENHANCEMENT OFFERED
There are dozens of options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. The experts at Eyesthetica can help you pick which option is right for you.

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NON-SURGICAL FACIAL ENHANCEMENT OFFERED
There are dozens of options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. The experts at Eyesthetica can help you pick which option is right for you.

Elevate Brows, Smooth Furrows, Crow's Feet, Frown Lines

BOTOX® in Santa Monica
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Smooth Under The Eyes / Tear Troughs

Belotero®,Fat Injections, Juvéderm, Restylane
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Lift and Enhance Cheeks

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Smooth Marionette Lines

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Grow Longer, Fuller Lashes

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Soften Nasolabial Folds (up to 12 months)

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Soften Nasolabial Folds (12+ months)

Bellafill®, Juvéderm®, Sculptra®
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Smooth Vertical Lip Lines

 

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Smooth Chin Wrinkles

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Rejuvenate The Neck

Botox®, Kybella®
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Fill Acne Scars

Bellafill®, Juvéderm®, Radiesse®
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Elevate Brows, Smooth Furrows, Crow’s Feet, Frown Lines

BOTOX® in Santa Monica
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Smooth Under The Eyes / Tear Troughs

Belotero®,Fat Injections, Juvéderm, Restylane
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Lift and Enhance Cheeks

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Smooth Marionette Lines

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Elevate Brows, Smooth Furrows, Crow’s Feet, Frown Lines

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Rejuvenate Hands

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Grow Longer, Fuller Lashes

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Soften Nasolabial Folds (up to 12 months)

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Soften Nasolabial Folds (12+ months)

Bellafill®, Juvéderm®, Sculptra®
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Smooth Vertical Lip Lines

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Smooth Chin Wrinkles

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Rejuvenate The Neck

Botox®, Kybella®
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Fill Acne Scars

Bellafill®, Juvéderm®, Radiesse®
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