A Visionary Transformation Gregory’s Eye Makeover Journey

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Gregory first met Dr. Scott in 2017 for an entropion repair on his lower eyelids, which involved his lower eyelid curled inward. He enjoyed the benefits of surgery for five years. But the condition began to return in a milder form — rare, but it can occur.

“It wasn’t nearly as severe, so I wasn’t too concerned about it,” Gregory remembers. “But I went for my normal eye checkup and they said I needed cataract surgery. The doctor explained that unless we fixed the entropion condition, it wouldn’t be worth it. It would be like putting sandpaper on new lenses.”

Gregory returned to Dr. Scott, who opted to try a new procedure to reduce the risk of recurrence. Dr. Scott also suggested an upper eye blepharoplasty. “I’m 75, and my upper eyelids had started to sag,” Gregory says. “Dr. Scott said we could do that procedure, too, if I wanted, and that it was significant enough that Medicare would pay for it.” Gregory also opted for cosmetic laser work on his lower lids to make the most of the other procedures.

We caught up with Gregory a few weeks after his surgery, and he reports he is recovering nicely. “Dr. Scott joked, ‘I threw the kitchen sink at you,’ so it will take longer than my typical lower eyelid surgery,” he explains. “He worked very closely with me to extend my leave of absence at work so I could rest and heal.”

Clear guidance from Dr. Scott’s office has helped Gregory throughout the process. “The instructions from his staff have been very precise,” he says. “This is a difficult time to find good people, but somehow, Dr. Scott has a great team who has his back and I feel very comfortable with him.”

Though his healing isn’t quite complete, Gregory has already noticed a big difference. “The crow’s feet and everything under my eyes are dramatically different,” he says. “I think people will probably make comments once I’m back to working full-time. I didn’t start this for cosmetic reasons, but it’s nice.”

Gregory is now looking forward to his cataract surgery and seeing more clearly. He’s grateful to Dr. Scott for everything he’s done to get him to this point. “I couldn’t be happier with him and his professionalism,” Gregory says. “He’s the best of the best.”


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.