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Eyesthetica - Santa Monica Eyelid Surgery

Our Santa Monica office is located in the Wilshire Medical Building at 2121 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 301. We are open Monday through Friday, from 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM.

Nestled in the heart of beautiful Santa Monica, our office is located at the midpoint between the 405 freeway and the beach. 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 (213) 451-6824 or CLICK HERE to book instantly.

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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. David B. Samimi, Christopher C. Lo and Yao Wang 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.


Upper Face

Middle Face

Lower Face

Eyebrow Lift

Upper Blepharoplasty

Double Eyelid Surgery


Lower Blepharoplasty

Fat Repositioning

Middle Face Lift

Fat Grafting

Lip Enhancement

Lip Reduction

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.

Brow Lift Before and After

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.

Upper Bleph

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.

Double Eyelid Surgery

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.

Lower Bleph

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.

Mid Face

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 Repositioning

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.

Fat Grafting

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 Fillers

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.

Lip Reduction


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.

Dr. David B. Samimi of Eyesthetica, Inc.

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.

Dr. Christopher C. Lo of Eyesthetica Inc.

Dr. Christopher C. Lo is a graduate of Harvard College, with a bachelor’s in biology and health policy, and earned his M.D. and membership with the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society at Mount Sinai. He then completed his medical internship and ophthalmology residency at New York University and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital — where he served as chief resident — and his fellowship training at UCLA’s Doheny and Jules Stein Eye Institutes, specializing in oculofacial plastic surgery.

Dr. Lo remains committed to education, service, and self-improvement. He earned the Fellows Teaching Award in 2018 at UCLA-Harbor Hospital and has a teaching appointment and hospital privileges at several UCLA institutions. While in medical school, Dr. Lo founded a free eye clinic and volunteered with the Virtue Foundation on an international surgical mission. He has taught facial and orbital surgery courses, lectured at conferences around the world, published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, and authored book chapters in medical textbooks.

Dr. Lo enjoys learning about his patients, and provides care fluently in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, and is conversant in Spanish. In addition to eye care, he enjoys distance running, music, and seeing the best of the Los Angeles food scene.

Dr. Yao Wang of Eyesthetica, Inc.

Dr. Yao Wang is a board-certified ophthalmologist, specializing in neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastics. She has extensive experience with a variety of cosmetic procedures, including endoscopic brow lifts, fat grafting, and injectable fillers, such as BOTOX®.

She completed her M.D. at the University of Michigan Medical School, and then finished an internship at the University of California, Los Angeles. After that, at the University of Minnesota, she finished an ophthalmology residency and then a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship. Finally, Dr. Wang performed an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: today, she’s an expert in eyelid, lacrimal, and orbital surgeries.

Dr. Wang, who is fluent in Mandarin and English, offers her patients a unique, cross-cultural prospective on beauty, having operated in Shanghai, China. When she’s not in the office, she can usually be found enjoying outdoor activities such as running, hiking, and biking. She also is a big foodie and loves exploring everything Los Angeles has to offer.

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.

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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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Right Side Face


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

BOTOX® in Santa Monica

Smooth Under The Eyes / Tear Troughs

Belotero®,Fat Injections, Juvéderm, Restylane

Lift and Enhance Cheeks


Smooth Marionette Lines


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


Rejuvenate Hands


Left Side Face


Grow Longer, Fuller Lashes


Soften Nasolabial Folds (up to 12 months)


Soften Nasolabial Folds (12+ months)

Bellafill®, Juvéderm®, Sculptra®

Smooth Vertical Lip Lines


Smooth Chin Wrinkles


Rejuvenate The Neck

Botox®, Kybella®

Fill Acne Scars

Bellafill®, Juvéderm®, Radiesse®


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