Raised and educated in Texas, where he earned his medical degree at the University of Texas, Dr. Lay completed his residency in Head and Neck Surgery at Southern Illinois University. While there, he performed more than 1,500 functional, reconstructive, and cosmetic procedures on the face and in particular the eyes and periorbital area. As a facial plastic surgeon trained in Head & Neck Surgery, Dr. Lay understands the importance of maintaining proper form and function of the eyes, nose, and face when performing cosmetic or reconstructive surgery.Learn More
People of Asian descent have an eye anatomy that is unique. Excess skin and fat above the upper eyelid give the eye its appearance. The natural aging process causes the skin to droop. However, when this affects the Asian eye, it can cause vision concerns, and prevent the eye from opening all the way. For patients who are experiencing difficulties opening their eyes all the way due to drooping or excess skin and fat above their eyes, Aging Asian Eyelid surgery could benefit you.Learn More
Surgical correction of ptosis, whether it be acquired later in life or congenital, is one of the more challenging surgical treatments in the field of Facial Plastics and Oculoplastics. Cosmetic surgery of the eyelids whether it be Asian eyelid surgery or non-Asian eyelid surgery is less complex with the lower revision rate. In general surgical correction of ptosis is done by either shortening or repairing a tendon called the levator aponeurosis which is the tendon attached to the levator muscle of the upper eyelid. It is this muscle that is in control of the voluntary movement of your upper eyelid when looking straight ahead or looking up. In some cases people are born with an absence of this muscle or the tendon or sometimes both.Learn More
Misshaped or protruding or ears can make children the target of schoolyard teasing; for adults, prominent ears can cause self-consciousness. Cosmetic ear surgery (otoplasty) is one of the most common cosmetic plastic surgery procedures and, when performed by a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Chase Lay, can result in natural-looking ears that don’t draw attention away from your face.Learn More
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, addresses droopy eyelids that can make you appear tired all the time. Saggy eyelids can also be more than a cosmetic concern. Excess fat and skin may impede your vision. That’s one of the most common reasons men and women get eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).Learn More
Facial Plastic Surgeon in San Jose, CA focused primarily in cosmetic and reconstructive Asian eyelid surgery. Other areas of focus are facial fat transfer and otoplasty.View More
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