Facial plastic surgery is a very personal experience. You want a surgeon with excellent technical skills refined through hard work and experience, of course, but one who is also a confidant, someone with whom you feel comfortable sharing your goals and motivations. Dr. Chase Lay is a rare facial Facial Plastic Surgeon in Bay Area located in San Jose who encompasses all of those traits.
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.
After leaving Illinois, Dr. Lay completed an additional one-year AAFPRS accredited Facial Plastics Fellowship. Since 2010, Dr. Lay has performed more than 5,000 cosmetic and reconstructive procedures on the face and eyes with his primary focus being Asian Eyelid Surgery (sometimes referred to as Double Eyelid Surgery), fat transfer, and Asian Rhinoplasty.
Since arriving in San Jose, Dr. Lay has become an active community volunteer. Dr. Lay also travels nationally and internationally for charitable work, to teach, and to lecture. He and his two sons are active in their communities. Dr. Lay is a frequent speaker on the topics of Asian eyelid surgery, eyelid reconstruction, ptosis, and Asian rhinoplasty. Chase Lay, MD also enjoys working with medical students and surgical residents.
Why Choose Dr. Lay
The cornerstone of Dr. Lay’s plastic surgery philosophy is to improve your appearance while maintaining a natural look. That’s been a guiding principle since early in his career, when he decided to focus on facial plastic surgery in general and specialize in Asian eye surgery. Men and women considering facial plastic surgery throughout the San Francisco Bay Area choose Dr. Lay.
Asian Facial Plastics — Dr. Lay is one of the most experienced plastic surgeons performing Asian eyelid surgery throughout the Bay Area, San Jose, and California. He’s refined his surgical skills during trips to Vietnam and Thailand, and he’s been invited to speak on his technique at international meetings.
Eyelids and Periorbital Surgery — Any surgical procedure near the eye requires a skilled, delicate touch. Dr. Lay’s expertise in eyelid surgery (after being trained for 5 years in Oculoplastic surgery) goes well beyond cosmetic procedures and includes reconstruction for ptosis, pseudootosis, ectropion, and trauma.
Facial Rejuvenation — Dr. Lay refined his facial plastic surgery techniques and is experienced in significant Head & Neck cancer and trauma reconstructive surgeries. His training in both plastic surgery and oral surgery enables him to perform chin augmentations either using implants or by reshaping the bone itself.Dr. Lay’s preferred methods of facial rejuvenation include procedures such as fat transfer, Ulthera, dermal fillers such as Voluma and Restylane Defyne, blepharoplasty, Botox, and thread lifting.
Dr. Lay does perform face lifts but limits this part of his practice as he spends so much time performed eyelid surgeries and fat transfer. For advanced face lifting techniques Dr. Lay refers patients to some of his colleagues in the area who have a real passion for the surgical treatment of the aging face.