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Second location 03-15-2012


Dr. Pham has a second location for your convenience:


989 Story Road
Suite 8063
San Jose, CA 95122
(408) 998-1818

Dr. Randal Pham's bio 03-15-2012


Dr. Randal Pham is the first surgeon of Vietnamese origin inducted into the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is the first ophthalmologist and oculofacial plastic surgeon to receive the Best Clinical Science Award by the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.


Dr. Randal Pham graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley in Biochemistry. He obtained his M.D. degree with excellent citation... read more

Know your eye care team 05-09-2012


When it's time to "get your eyes checked," make sure you are seeing the right eye care professional for your needs. Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians each play an important role in providing eye care to consumers. But the levels of training and expertise are quite different for each type of provider. Learn about the three types of eye care providers at



Use of Silicone Sizers in Implantation of Porous Polyethylene Nasal Dorsal Implants in Asians 03-15-2012


Introduction. A new technique of implantation of high-density porous polyethylene nasal dorsal implants in Asians is described in this paper. Silicone sizers, which have smooth surfaces, were used to facilitate implantation of porous polyethylene implants in Asian patients. Materials and Methods. Twenty-three patients of Asian descent underwent dorsal augmentation rhinoplasty with open technique using high-density porous polyethylene implants. In all cases... download the article

Vein Removal

Katie Sullivan
Unsightly web-patterned spider veins and bluish-purple varicose veins have haunted patients for years. Unfortunately, any vein in the body can become contorted and varicose. Varicose veins are generally found in the legs and may appear enlarged, twisted, and knobby. Spider veins may accompany varicose veins on the legs due to the dilation of blood vessels near the skin's surface. In addition, spider veins can also be found on the face.
Veins operate by transporting blood from the body to the... read more

What Are the Different Options For Tattoo Removal?

Cheryl Calmis


People have many reasons why they want a tattoo removed, including removing the declaration of a past love. It used to be that once a person got a tattoo, they had it for life. However, in recent years, safe and effective ways to remove unwanted tattoos have been developed. Because each tattoo is different, the ways in which a tattoo can be removed varies. For example, professionally applied tattoos tend to penetrate the deeper skin layers uniformly. This makes it easier to have larger areas of... read more

Rhinoplasty: Procedure and Risks

Cheryl Calmis


Rhinoplasty | Randal Pham | Facial Plastic Surgeon | San Jose, CA


Rhinoplasty, or as it is more commonly known, a nose job, is the most often performed plastic surgery procedure in the United States. Rhinoplasty can improve the appearance of the nose by straightening the bridge of the nose, reshaping the tip, reducing or adding to the size of the nose, and changing the distance between the nose and the upper lip. In addition, rhinoplasty can also repair defects from injury, birth defects, or improve breathing difficulties.


How is rhinoplasty done?

The upper... read more

Scar Removal Treatments

Cheryl Calmis


Scars result from the wound-healing process. The process begins with inflammation, then to tissue or skin formation and ends with the formation of collagen, the main protein found in connective tissue that supports the skin, bone, cartilage and blood vessels. Scars ultimately form when there is too much or too little collagen in the healed skin. The appearance of a scar on a person’s body can be the source of embarrassment or discomfort for some people. While scars can not be completely... read more

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Clarissa Celestino


Eye | Randal Pham | Cosmetic Surgeon | San Jose, CA

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, consists of the removal or reposition of bagging or dropped skin or fat around the upper or lower eyelid. The procedure is primarily used as a cosmetic procedure to fix the sagging and puffing of skin around the eyes often caused by aging.  Although mostly used as a cosmetic procedure, there are cases where this type of procedure is not an elective.

Patients who have a condition of droopy eyelids, known as ptosis, causing their vision to be obstructed... read more