Meet Dr. Erin Lessner
Dr. Erin Lessner joins West End Plastic Surgery in Washington, D.C., to provide oculoplastics care for patients seeking to rejuvenate their eyelids and face. She completed her prestigious ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at UCLA, where she worked with leading Los Angeles and Beverly Hills oculoplastic surgeons, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons.
If you'd like to meet with Dr. Lessner, please request a consultation online, or call us at (202) 785-4187 to schedule an appointment.
Education and Training
Dr. Lessner grew up in Gainesville, Florida, and attended Dartmouth College, where she studied Economics. She returned to her hometown for medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine for her ophthalmology residency and served as Chief Resident.
Commitment to Teaching
She has taught face lifting, fat transfer, and orbital decompression courses at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meetings. She has been a course instructor for UCLA aesthetic and orbital surgery courses, invited to speak internationally, and has been actively involved in presenting oculoplastics research across the country.
Passion for Advocacy
In addition to her commitment to oculoplastic surgery, Dr. Lessner has a passion for health policy. During residency, she was elected Chair of the Resident and Fellow Section of the South Carolina Medical Association and recognized by the American Medical Women's Association with the Susan L. Ivey, MD Courage to Lead Award.
She has experience working on Capitol Hill and has represented both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery as an Advocacy Ambassador. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and serves on the American Academy of Ophthalmology Young Ophthalmologist subcommittee on advocacy.
Surgical and Nonsurgical Procedures
Dr. Lessner utilizes surgical and nonsurgical techniques to rejuvenate the face. She performs upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) on patients with heavy upper eyelids and lower eyelid "bags." Her practice also focuses on performing brow lifts and correcting eyelid malpositions, including droopy eyelids (ptosis surgery), eyelids turning out (ectropion surgery), and eyelids turning in (entropion surgery). She has extensive experience diagnosing and treating eyelid cancers (Mohs reconstruction).
Dr. Lessner utilizes injectables (BOTOX® Cosmetic, XEOMIN®, Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, BELOTERO BALANCE®), laser and energy treatments, and facial treatments (chemical peels) — all individualized to each patient to create a youthful and refreshed appearance. She also cares for patients with dry eyes, ocular rosacea, blepharitis, chalazions/styes, and eyelid lesions.
Request your consultation with Dr. Lessner today.