EYESTHETICA

SANTA MONICA EYELID EXPERTS

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EYESTHETICA

SANTA MONICA EYELID EXPERTS

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Our Santa Monica office is located in the Wilshire Medical Building at 2121 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 301. We are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Nestled in the heart of beautiful Santa Monica, our office is located by the beach, and we are surrounded by a variety of unique restaurants and businesses that line Wilshire Boulevard. While we offer valet parking at our Santa Monica office, the Whole Foods next door generously allows customers to validate their parking with a minimal purchase, and there is 2 hour street parking throughout the neighborhood.

To schedule an appointment, please call us at (310) 453-1763 or CLICK HERE to book instantly.

Upper Blepharoplasty Before and After Results

Featured Procedures in our Santa Monica Office

The doctors at Eyesthetica recognize that every patient has different aesthetic goals. The high-caliber surgeons at Eyesthetica meticulously evaluate the face in all dimensions, using their knowledge of oculofacial surgery to address each patient’s individual concerns with surgical and non-surgical options in the following areas:

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

Drs. Steven C. Dresner and David B. Samimi create a custom treatment plan for each patient. Our goal is to help each patient attain the best possible results, while preserving 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 Dr. Burnstine 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/South: Take I-405 N or S to exit 55 for Wilshire Boulevard. Follow Wilshire Boulevard west, passing Los Angeles National Veterans Park on the right. Keep heading west down Wilshire. Immediately after Whole Foods on your right, you’ll find our office in the Wilshire Medical Center. We are located on the corner of Wilshire and 22nd Street.

From the East: Take I-10 W to exit 1C for Cloverfield Boulevard. Take a right onto Cloverfield Boulevard and continue until you reach Santa Monica Boulevard. Take a left on Santa Monica, and then a right onto 23rd Street. You’ll pass O’Brien’s Irish Pub just before Wilshire Boulevard. Take a left on Wilshire. After you pass New York Bagel & Deli on your left, our building will be on your immediate right, on the corner of Wilshire and 22nd Street. Eyesthetica is located on the 3rd floor of the Wilshire Medical Center.

Eyesthetica Eye Surgeon Dr Michael Burnstine M.D.

Santa Monica Eyelid Surgeons

Dr. Steven C. Dresner has practiced in Santa Monica for over 35 years. After earning his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed an internship in general surgery at the University of California at San Francisco and was a resident in ophthalmology at the Louisiana State University (LSU) in New Orleans. Dr. Dresner went on to serve as a fellow in Neuro-ophthalmology and Orbital Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and received his oculofacial fellowship training at McGill University in Montreal.

A fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), Dr. Dresner is a Clinical Professor at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Director of the ASOPRS Fellowship at Eyesthetica, and Associate Preceptor of the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute ASOPRS Fellowship. Dr. Dresner has published more than thirty peer-reviewed articles and numerous textbook chapters, lectures nationally and internationally, and is a recipient of the Honor and Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Outside of the office, Dr. Dresner enjoys biking, skiing, golf, jazz, and time with his three children.

Eyesthetica Eye Surgeon Dr Michael Burnstine M.D.

Dr. David B. Samimi earned his M.D. from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Miami’s world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He completed his fellowship at Eyesthetica, undergoing two years of intensive specialized training in oculofacial plastic surgery sponsored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). Among his awards, Dr. Samimi was granted the Dean Mellinkoff Scholarship Award from UCLA, as well as the ASOPRS research award.

Dr. Samimi serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, teaching oculofacial plastic surgery and running recurring lecture series on Botox and facial fillers, and a skin suturing workshop. He lectures nationwide on eyelid surgery and regularly publishes research in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Samimi speaks Spanish and Farsi. Outside of the office, Dr. Samimi enjoys travel, the outdoors, road biking, and spending time with his family.

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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