James Chelnis MD Ophthalmologist Cosmetic Eyelid, Orbital & Reconstructive Eye & Facial Plastic Surgeon

James Chelnis, M.D.

Ophthalmologist
Cosmetic Eyelid, Orbital & Reconstructive Eye & Facial Plastic Surgeon

James Chelnis, M.D. is a Cosmetic Eyelid, Orbital & Reconstructive Eye & Facial Plastic Surgeon at The Eye Care & Surgery Center. Dr. Chelnis earned his Medical Degree and completed a Residency in Ophthalmology at University at Buffalo followed by an ASOPRS (American Society of Ophthalmic Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery) accredited Fellowship in Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Chelnis continues his dedication to the education of surgeons by teaching procedures and techniques of cosmetic and reconstructive orbital and eye plastic surgery as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai in Manhattan.

His areas of expertise include blepharoplasty “eyelifts” or cosmetic eyelid surgery for baggy, puffy eyelids as well as cheek, midface, brow and forehead surgery to lift troublesome areas. He has special expertise in eyelid surgery to correct ptosis or “droopy” eyelids, minimally invasive tear duct surgery and repair of eyelids that unnaturally turn inward or outward as well as eyelid and orbital reconstruction after trauma or ocular tumor surgery.

Dr. Chelnis has a special interest in facial rejuvenation for men and women using non surgical treatments & injections to minimize or eliminate the effects of aging. These include treatment for dark circles, eyelid bags, creases, folds, fine lines and wrinkles. His approach for women is to restore their natural, refreshed, youthful appearance by gently tightening, volumizing and lifting the delicate eye, facial features and chin. For men, Dr. Chelnis strives to maintain an energetic, masculine but softened ruggedness. Depending on your areas of concern this may require BOTOX®, Xeomin® or Dysport®  tightening injections alone or in combination with gel fillers and volumizing injections such as Juvéderm, Restylane® or Kybella® to create the desired result.