Laura Phan, M.D. is an oculofacial plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelid, orbit and face. Dr. Phan has completed an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University. She has multiple scientific publications and has traveled internationally to share and improve her skills. Her expertise includes ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery and neuro-ophthalmology.

Recognizing that the eyes are the jewels of the body, Dr. Phan appreciates their central role in youth and beauty. Over time, the eyes undergo changes and show signs of aging. The skin of the eyelid thins, stretches, and becomes redundant, and the eyelid appears puffy from protruding fat. The eyelids are also prime areas of volume loss, deflation, and wrinkling. Understanding these aging transformations and their effects on the overall facial appearance, Dr. Phan helps turn back time, starting with eyelid rejuvenation with noninvasive treatment and/or minimal invasive surgery.

Not only do changes of the eyelids make someone appear old and tired, they also may affect vision. When the eyelid skin becomes too redundant, it overhangs the lashes and forms a hooding that interferes with the peripheral or side vision. Many have to raise their eyebrows or lift their eyelids with their finger to see better. This is often when minimal invasive eyelid surgery most beneficial in improving vision.

In addition to eyelid rejuvenation and vision improvement, eyelid surgery has long been performed in Asia to enhance the eyelid crease. Having been trained as an ophthalmologist and then an oculofacial plastic surgeon, Dr. Phan has an in-depth knowledge of the unique anatomy of the eyelid and skin tone in Asians, as well as how they may be dissimilar in different Asian ethnicities. She recognizes the challenges these architectural differences may pose in surgery and how to overcome them. Dr. Phan’s foremost objective is to achieve the enhancement while maintaining a natural appearance.