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Dr. Jeffrey Joseph

Dr. Jeffrey Joseph, Reconstructive surgeon

Jeffrey Joseph, MD, is a member of limited group of Board Certified Ophthalmologists with additional subspecialty training in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery. After receiving board certification as an ophthalmologist, oculoplastic surgeons undertake an additional two years of training, focusing specifically on plastic surgery of the eyelids and surrounding structures. Dr. Joseph has an acute understanding of how to manage skin cancer reconstructions of the eyelids while maintain functionality for the health of the eye. 

Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Joseph serves the Orange County community as an  Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the The Appearance Center of Newport Beach and at Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Center, both located off of Newport Center Drive in the Fashion Island shopping center. In addition to his work in these facilities, he also holds an appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California, Irvine’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, a prestigious academic research institute and medical center. As an attending physician at the Long Beach VA Hospital, he helps to fulfill the oculoplastic and reconstructive needs of our veterans.


As an accomplished specialist in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oculofacial Esthetics, he is a member of an exclusive group of surgeons capable of providing Skin Cancer Reconstruction to sensitive areas such as the eyes, eyelids and surrounding structures.


Dr. Joseph performs the full array of medical (functional) oculoplastic surgery such as: common eyelid malpositions such as drooping of the upper eyelids (ptosis),  eyelids that are turned in (entropion) or turn out (ectropion) and revision eyelid surgery to fix potential complications of prior cosmetic surgery. Dr. Joseph also specializes in reconstructive treatment for eyelid and orbital cancers, tear duct reconstruction to treat clogged or blocked tear ducts, as well as treating patients with thyroid eye disease (bulging eyes).


It is estimated that 5-10% of skin cancers affect the eyelid; at SCARS Center, Dr. Joseph uses his talents to focus on reconstructions that give patients the best form and functionality of this sensitive area.


Dr. Joseph frequently has patients referred to him by other Ophthalmologists, Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists, who seek his expert level of training and renowned surgical outcomes. Common referrals include: Revision Eyelid Surgery, for patients who have been left with scarring; chronic dry eye, caused by inadequate eyelid surgery wherein a patient has had excessive skin removed, preventing full eye closure; and treatment for Graves’ Disease.


Whether servicing patients with cosmetic procedures, non-surgical treatments,  reconstructive surgeries or skin cancer treatments, Dr. Joseph will work with his patient to understand their concerns, educate them on the possibilities, and customize a plan for revision or repair.


Dr. Joseph has been selected  by the Orange County Register as a Top 3 Plastic Surgeon for their “Best of Orange County” publication. He is also recognized by his peers as a Los Angeles Superdoctor for his achievements and professional development  in Ophthalmology.


Dr. Joseph’s Medical Specializations include:


Medical Specializations:


Reconstructive Ophthalmic Surgery:

  • Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • Upper Eyelid Ptosis Repair
  • Lower Eyelid Entropion
  • Lower Eyelid Ectropion
  • Eye Removal (enucleation)
  • Eyelid Reconstruction
  • Eyelid Revision
  • Orbital Surgery
  • Anophthalmic Socket
  • Lacrimal Surgery
  • Eyelid and Orbital Trauma

Blepharitis Treatments:

  • Eyelid specific treatments (dryness, irritation, sensitivity)
  • Specialized lid care and maintenance
  • BlephEx lid care
  • Lipiflow eyelid oil gland treatment
  • Eyelid light treatment (IPL: Intense Pulsed Light)
  • Surgical Management

Cosmetic Procedures:

  • Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • Asian Blepharoplasty
  • Browlift / Forehead Lift
  • Botox (Eyes and Face)
  • Filler (Eyes and Face)
  • Chemical Peel
  • Laser Resurfacing




University of California, San Diego - Undergraduate, Pre-Med

Boston University, School of Medicine - Medical Doctorate


Postgraduate Medical Training:


St. Vincent’s Hospital - Internship

New York University, School of Medicine - Residency in Ophthalmology

Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital- Residency in Ophthalmology

University of California, Irvine- Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Gavin Herbert Eye Institute - Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Joseph completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at New York University as well as the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. He then completed a two-year sub-specialized multidisciplinary fellowship program in oculofacial and reconstructive surgery at the University of California, Irvine and The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.



Dr. Joseph currently maintains an academic appointment at UC Irvine and The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute where he has the privilege of teaching residents and fellows.



  • Chief Resident, NYU School of Medicine 2010
  • Top Plastic Surgeon - Best in OC, Orange County Register 2016
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society


Dr. Joseph is regarded as one of the best in his field in part because of his outstanding contributions in the areas of Ophthalmic research and academia.


In addition to his work as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the esteemed Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, he has published over  a dozen medical journals, case reports and anatomic studies. He has lectured at scientific symposiums, written articles for medical reference sites and has contributed to academic research textbooks, detailing Ophthalmological principles, techniques and applications.

Personal Philosophy:

Dr. Joseph’s esthetic philosophy focuses on the eyes as the center from which we derive our facial identity and appearance. It is with this focus that Dr. Joseph creates and esthetic plan unique to each patient.