A Piece of Cake- Marla Shares Her Surgery Experience

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When we caught up with Dr. Scott’s patient, Marla, about 12 weeks had passed since her surgery, and she’d just returned from a cruise. Before visiting Eye Plastic Associates, she had been experiencing problems with her peripheral vision due to droopy upper eyelids. Now, she’s seeing better than ever and enjoying life.

Marla visited Dr. Scott for an upper lid blepharoplasty at the recommendation of her retina specialist. During her consultation, she had concerns about her lower eyelids as well, and Dr. Scott recommended a lower lid blepharoplasty and fractional laser skin resurfacing to reduce signs of aging.

“One of my girlfriends had her upper lids done years ago,” Marla says. “She told me, ‘The first week isn’t fun, the second week is better, and on the third week, you change your Facebook picture!’” Due to preexisting eye conditions and adding on the lower eyelid surgery, Marla’s recovery has been a little slower. She is still experiencing a small amount of numbness in her right upper eyelid, “but I can feel it getting better every day,” she says. And she is definitely enjoying the benefits of her surgery.

“People can’t sneak up on my right side anymore,” Marla notes, “and I’m seeing a lot better.” The cosmetic effects have also been welcome. “Every one of my girlfriends has told me it looks so good,” she says. “And while I don’t know if it’s actually true, I feel like my eyelashes have gotten longer!”

Marla retired from her job as a federal officer about five years ago, but before that, she also had careers in law, telecommunications, and food. Today, she runs her own cheesecake business. “Dr. Scott’s office has ordered from me, which is nice,” she says. She also has two adult children and “an amazing daughter-in-law.” She enjoys spending time with all of them and raising her two puppies.

When asked about her experience with Eye Plastic Associates, Marla says, “Dr. Scott is probably one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. He brings everything down to your level and doesn’t talk above your head.” She also has high praise for office manager Dawn, who she calls “phenomenal.”

“The office staff was all great,” she says. “No question was dumb — they are happy to do whatever it takes to make you feel better.”



Meet Dr. Scott - Your Dedicated Oculoplastic Surgeon

Renowned for his commitment to enhancing your eyelid and facial appearance while prioritizing your safety. Dr. Scott is board-certified in Ophthalmology and has specialized fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  With extensive training at prestigious institutions, including the Medical College of Virginia, Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital, and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Scott brings a wealth of expertise to his craft. His accolades, including recognition as a Top Plastic Surgeon by Northern Virginia Magazine, underscore his dedication to excellence. Dr. Scott's passion lies in helping you achieve the best aesthetic results while safeguarding your eyesight.

Location: Fairfax - Northern Virginia

Areas of Expertise: Cosmetic laser eyelid surgery ( blepharoplasty ), ptosis surgery, treatment of benign and malignant eyelid cancers, correction of eyelid malposition – ectropion, entropion repair, and Botox and filler treatment.