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Oculofacial & Plastic Surgery

San Francisco Oculoplastic Surgery

At Pacific Eye Associates, our highly skilled ophthalmologist, Dr. Emily Sarah Charlson MD. PhD. specializes in surgical and non-surgical procedures around the eyes, eyebrows, forehead, and midface.  After becoming an ophthalmologist, she underwent an additional 2 years of advanced training with the ultra-selective American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) to join one of only 700 surgeons nationwide as a expert in eyelid, lacrimal (tear) duct, and orbit (the bone cavity surrounding the eye) surgery.

In addition to managing complex medical and surgical medical conditions, Dr. Charlson is particularly skilled in cosmetic facial rejuvenation, including cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty for both upper eyelids and lower eyelids), cosmetic eyebrow/forehead lifts (specifically endoscopic eyebrow lifts), and cosmetic mid-face lifts (cheeks lift).

She offers non-surgical anti-aging treatments including BOTOX® and fillers to cheeks, under the eyes, around the mouth, lips and more to cure unwanted wrinkles, folds and facial hollows.  She is here to help you look your best and provides customized treatment plans to meet your cosmetic goals.  Trust a surgical expert to rejuvenate your face. Take our cosmetic self test to see if you’re a candidate. 

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Why Choose an Oculoplastic Surgeon for Cosmetic Procedures?

An oculofacial plastic surgeon is a doctor specially trained in the health and beauty of the eyes and face. Unlike general plastic/cosmetic surgeons, oculofacial plastic surgeons are also eye doctors (ophthalmologists) and have in-depth knowledge of the structure and function of the eyes. They are specifically trained to ensure cosmetic enhancements do not interfere with the function of the eyes (such as causing the lower lids to be pulled down after lower lid blepharoplasty). At Pacific Eye Associates, our oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Emily Sarah Charlson is uniquely qualified to improve your facial beauty and function while protecting your health and vision.

Dr. Emily Sarah Charlson

Our Oculoplastic Surgeon

Dr. Emily Sarah Charlson MD. PhD. has an ever growing reputation as an excellent clinician, educator, and researcher.  As an Ivy League and Stanford trained surgeon, she implements the latest medical and surgical therapies in the field.  Using minimally invasive techniques, she balances eye function and aesthetics with patient-centered customized approaches.  In addition, she is an accomplished researcher, having completed her PhD work in genomics and bioinformatics with the Human Microbiome Project, as well as many other research initiatives ranging from a digital prosthetic eye to artificial intelligence algorithms for thyroid eye disease.  She is the national recipient of the Rising Star Award in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery twice in a row for these and other initiatives. She is also an active educator, having taught numerous residents, medical students, and researchers at Stanford and continues to lecture at CPMC.

Our Oculoplastic Services

We offer a number of services including reconstructive surgery for eyelids, orbit and tear drainage system, cosmetic eyelid and facial surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Dr Charlson is an expert in eyelid, orbit, and tear drainage surgery including droopy eyelids and eyebrows, eyelid bags, eyelid cancer/Mohs reconstruction, eyelid malpositions, thyroid eye disease/decompression, orbital tumors or masses, and tearing due to tear drainage system problems. Due extensive training in facial anatomy, Dr. Charlson is a skilled cosmetic injector including BOTOX® and fillers to cheeks, under the eyes, around the mouth, lips and more.  Please view more information regarding some of the services offered.

Leaders in Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Pacific Eye Associates are leaders in vision and eyelid/facial rejuvenation. Dr. Charlson is pleased to offer minimally invasive oculofacial plastic, orbit and cosmetic services to our patients in San Francisco and the Bay Area. From complex facial reconstruction to cosmetics and facial rejuvenation, Dr. Charlson is here to help you achieve your best appearance.  Please click on the button below to make an appointment with Dr. Charlson. 

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