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Welcome to The Asian Eyelid Surgery Center

The Asian Eyelid Surgery Center, the first center on the West Coast providing specialized care in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eye specifically for Asians, is honored to receive referrals from several hundred eye doctors and plastic surgeons from around the world. We specialize in the double eyelid crease procedure for Asians, whether it is first time or for enhancement touch-ups.

This website was designed to help give you more information about Asian Blepharoplasty™--a technique designed by Dr. Chen for double eyelid surgery--and the services that we provide. If you need help deciding whether or not this procedure is right for you, or if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us anytime. One of our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any of your questions and schedule a free private consultation for you.

Meet Dr. Chen / / Click to view Dr. Chen's CV

Since I started 25 years ago, I have seen a great number of patients that were referred to me for evaluation who had double eyelid surgery elsewhere and developed undesirable results. I became known for correcting and improving on most of these patients and went on to teach other physicians on how to avoid the pitfalls in this form of double eyelid surgery.

Eventually, I developed my own system and methodology of isolating all the potential problems such that I can perform this surgery in a systematic approach for first time patients, and I was asked to give a teaching course on "How To Do It Right". In 1987, I published and coined the term "ASIAN BLEPHAROPLASTY" in a medical journal. Eventually, I registered the use of the term "Asian Blepharoplasty®" with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The term "Asian Blepharoplasty®" has now filtered into the plastic surgery lexicon as well as literature and is a source of comfort and pride for us. You may find many of my original ideas from my published work as you explore this field of double eyelid surgery.

Dr. William P. Chen, MD, Founder and Medical Director of the Asian Eyelid Surgery Center, graduated from U.C. Berkeley with Distinction in the Honors Program, double majoring in Biochemistry and Zoology. He holds a medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his Medical internship at USC and his residency training in Comprehensive Ophthalmology at UCLA, Jules Stein Eye Institute, and followed up with a Fellowship training in Eye Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University, a prestigious program in this subspecialty.

Dr. Chen has practiced in Los Angeles and Orange Counties since 1985. In high demand as a speaker on his specialty in this country and abroad, Dr. Chen taught "Asian Blepharoplasty", his unique method for creating a natural double eyelid crease, to other surgeons at various workshops in Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery. He has been teaching this topic at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Annual National Meeting since 1988. Dr. Chen has published numerous scientific articles and chapters in textbooks, as well as being the original author of "Asian Blepharoplasty and the Eyelid Crease, 3rd edition (2016)" and two other recent textbooks related to Oculoplastic and Oculofacial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese, in addition to English.

Registration and Membership in Professional Societies

  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1977
  • Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1981
  • Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1981; and Member of the Education Committee, 1989-1995
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1981
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 1985
  • Member, "Blepharoplasty Society"
  • Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, U.C.L.A. School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute; Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, U.C. Irvine College of Medicine
  • Reviewer, Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reviewer, Aesthetic Surgery Journal
  • Reviewer, Journal of American Society of Opthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reviewer, HKJO
Dr William Chen