About Us

At Modern Aesthetic Institute in Bakersfield, California, board-certified oculoplastic surgeon Joseph H. Chang, M.D., practices the most advanced techniques for plastic surgery of the eyelids and aesthetic facial rejuvenation. Dr. Chang has a keen aesthetic sense and masterfully blends the technical and artistic sides of his work. Known as The Eyelid Doc, Dr. Chang has performed several thousand eyelid surgeries and tens of thousands of injections in his career to-date. He loves to look at any of your older photographs that you like, to help guide your treatment goals.

Joseph Chang, M.D.

Oculoplastic Surgeon and Injectable Aesthetic Expert

I like to say, I can count the number of procedures I do on one hand. I don’t do many different things, but what I do, I try to do at a very refined level, and I do a lot of it.

For several years now, I’ve been a consultant for Galderma, one of the leading makers of injectable products in the country, including Dysport®, Restylane®, and Sculptra®. They send me to other offices regularly to train other doctors and nurse injectors to improve their techniques with these procedures. Sometimes I’ll give presentations, where I am in a room full of people, many of whom are also very experienced. This kind of professional interaction is extremely valuable to help me to stay abreast of the latest developments in our field. If there’s any new procedure, I don’t have to be the first one to try it, I can call colleagues and get relevant opinions on the new things that people are out there trying. But as far as adopting the newest, hottest procedures, I stick with what’s proven safe, effective, and time-tested.

Bakersfield's Eyelid and Facial Aesthetic Specialist

After graduating valedictorian from high school in Knoxville, TN, Dr. Chang obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.  He then completed his residency in Ophthalmology at UCLA’s esteemed Jules Stein Eye Institute. His extensive credentials include:

  • Board-Certified Ophthalmologist with Sub-Specialty emphasis in Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute (UCLA)
  • Top 20 Dysport Injection Volume in the US since 2016
  • Over 20 Years of Injecting, starting in the late 90s at UCLA
  • Over 10 Years Specializing in Injectables
  • Invited Speaker and Trainer for Galderma (Dysport®, Restylane®, Sculptra®) since 2017

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