Dr. Allison McCoy is an acclaimed San Diego plastic surgeon who specializes in surgical and non-surgical procedures for the eyelids and face. Dr. McCoy has subspecialty training in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery. Her expertise is minimally invasive eyelid and facial surgery, including blepharoplasty, endoscopic brow lift, ptosis or droopy eyelid surgery, prominent eye surgery, midface lift, and revisional eyelid surgery. She is also an expert in non-surgical eyelid and facial rejuvenation with Botox, lasers, and fillers. Her goal is to help patients feel and look like the best versions of themselves.
Dr. McCoy earned her undergraduate degree, medical degree, and doctorate of philosophy at the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. McCoy then completed her ophthalmology residency and neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University’s Wilmer Eye Institute. This was followed by a prestigious two-year American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Michigan.
Dr. McCoy, as a Ph.D. neuroscientist, has been involved in clinical and basic science research involving targeted therapy for thyroid eye disease. She has a special interest in visual perception, understanding the principles that define beauty and facial identity. Her passion lies in utilizing these principles to restore facial identity when it is lost due to aging, trauma or disease
Dr. McCoy treats each patient with care, customizing her treatment plan to achieve the most natural-looking and beautiful results possible. Her goal is to preserve and highlight the facial characteristics that define a patient’s unique identity. She also enjoys teaching, having published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, as well as lecturing and presenting research nationally and internationally.