An Eye-Opening Procedure- How Blepharoplasty Improved Selma’s Life

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Selma works behind a desk for 8–10 hours a day, where she eventually began noticing an impact on her eyes. “At the end of the day, my eyes would feel very heavy, and they’d burn,” she remembers. Believing her eyeglass prescription needed updating, she visited her optometrist. He explained that her eyesight was normal, but her eyelids were likely causing her problems.

After doing some research, Selma found Dr. Scott online. During her first visit, he performed a field of vision test and an exam before concluding that excess skin was causing her eyelids to droop and block her peripheral vision. He recommended a blepharoplasty on both upper eyelids to alleviate her problems.

Selma trusted her relationship with Dr. Scott right away. “It’s very difficult to find a doctor who genuinely cares about patients and their concerns,” she says. “But he had the kindest staff I have ever experienced; they make you feel welcome from the time you walk in the door. I felt really comfortable doing the surgery with him because he was very thorough in explaining everything.”

After she had her sutures removed, Selma remembers being ecstatic. “I constantly felt tired before because my eyes were so heavy, and it wasn’t a good quality of life,” she says. As a bonus, she says, “The whole procedure made me look younger!” Selma notes that Dr. Scott refers to this effect as looking “more awake.” She agrees that she now appears and feels more alert than before the surgery.

Selma is a government information specialist, and the surgery has positively impacted her job. She must maintain her attention during extended hours of detailed work, which she can now do better after her blepharoplasty. Outside of work, Selma considers exercising her hobby. “Weightlifting is my primary focus,” she says. She also enjoys spending time with her fiancé and cat.

As for her views on Dr. Scott, Selma calls him “the best doctor across the board.” In particular, “I appreciated his expertise and the amount of effort he took to show that he actually cares about what he does,” she says. “That was the biggest reason I chose him, and I’m so glad I did because I don’t think I would have been comfortable with anyone else.”



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.