Dr. William P. Chen, MD

Dr. William P. Chen, MD


Plastic Surgery | Male | 55 years old

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Do good work, lead, and teach. As an eye plastic surgeon, the safety and care of your eyes are my utmost concern. I aim for a pleasant experience and a natural result for all my patients.Read more

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Ny |
I had double eyelid surgery with Dr. Chen in February and traveled from the east coast to do so. Dr. Chen made me feel very comfortable and understood my vision. He was very gentle during surgery and I did not feel any pain afterwards. I had a little bruising and swelling on my eyes, which is normal, but they healed rather quickly. I know I still have some healing left to do since it's only been about a month, but I love the results so far. My coworkers keep commenting on how natural it looks!
CA |
Dr. Chen did a revision on one of my droopy eyelid. The ptosis occurred after I had an upper blepharoplasty performed by another doctor (well known in the media and "realself") in Beverly Hills. I'm almost 3 month post-op and I couldn't be any happier with my results. My only regret is not going to him first. I was fortunate enough to hear about him on an online forum. My whole experience from the free consultation to the post op has been wonderful. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Chen!!!
La Habra, CA |
Dr. Chen is extremely professional, knowledgable, caring and patient. I had surgery done with some other doctor but my incision got infected, so I sought help from Dr. Chen's and received the best care. He makes me feel comfortable with his gentle demeanor and wealth of knowledge. If I had gone to him to begin with, it would have saved me all the stress. I will definitely go to him for my revision.
Los Angeles |
Dr. Chen is the best of the best. Surgery around the eye is measured in millimeters. He is a true master!
Dr. Chen is a truly AMAZING doctor. He is genuine, caring, confident, assertive and precise. Through the whole process, from the consultation to the operation and the post op followup, I was never afraid. I had total confidence in Dr. Chen as he did himself. I am more than happy with the results. I admire Dr. Chen his commitment to himself , his patients make him the best at what he does. I absolutely and enthusiastically recommend him. He "CARES"!
in Miami, FL |
Dr Cben is worth flying across the the US for. He did my surgery 22 years ago and again this year. I wouldn't go anywhere else. He will guarantee you a very natural look. If your afraid to look contrived and artificial than he is the person to see. He listens and has the best bed side manner. The surgery was painless and done under local. I didn't even need Tylenol after surgery. I'm in plastic surgery and flew to Dr Chen because I wanted the best and would never compromise on my face. He is #1
Dr. Chen is a wonderful doctor who is not only a specialist in performing eyelid surgeries, but also a caring doctor. I had two previous eyelid surgeries that failed and Dr. Chen were able to fix my problem. He also checked up frequently after the surgery.
Hackensack, NJ |
Dr. Chen is an extremely talented surgeon. His surgical skills is precise and amazing. Not only that, Dr. Chen is patient and attentive to all your concerns and questions. I have consulted various doctors for the blepharoplasty. Dr. Chen made me feel very comfortable with going forth with this procedure I have been wanting for years. I also flew from the East coast to have this procedure done by Dr. Chen. Dr C and his staff made this whole experience a very smooth one. Definitely worth the trip!
Dr. Chen is amazing! He is the most knowledgeable doc in his field, which is why people from all over the world come to see him. I recently visited his office because another surgeon messed up my eyes. I was so touched by his thoughtfulness, communication skills, and level of knowledge. I regret not coming to him from the beginning. This man is the real deal. He knows his stuff (he writes the textbooks that medical students use) yet he's humble and down to earth. Even his staff are wonderful.
in San Diego, CA |
Before coming to Dr. Chen, I researched doctors throughout California who could perform the eyelid surgery I needed. I had never had surgery before, so I was very nervous about finding the right doctor. All of those concerns floated away once I consulted Dr. Chen. Dr. Chen has a warm bedside manner, listens attentively to patient concerns, and is incredibly knowledgeable - he truly is the leading expert in his field. Four months post-surgery, I am beyond happy with the results! Thank you!!!
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Dr. Chen's Care Philosophy

Do good work, lead, and teach.

As an eye plastic surgeon, the safety and care of your eyes are my utmost concern. I aim for a pleasant experience and a natural result for all my patients.

Dr. Chen says...

Asian eyelid surgery, Asian Blepharoplasty, Double eyelid crease procedures;

 revision of suboptimal eyelid conditions.

Dr. Chen says...

 I believe in using proper knowledge of tissue anatomy and spatial(3-D) repositioning to achieve a natural result and avoid ever using any embedded(buried) sutures. 

Dr. Chen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graves' Disease
  • Keratitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    Saint Louis University / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    LAC-USC Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    University of California-Los Angeles
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Emory University
  • Undergraduate School
    University of California At Berkeley

    Graduated in 1972

  • Other Education
    Fellow Of American Academy Of Ophthalmology
    Fellow, American Society Of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

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  • Plastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Skin Grafts
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Wound Repair