An Eye-Opening Treatment Camille Reflects On Ptosis Surgery

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“You don’t get enough rest” was a refrain Camille heard often. In truth, she was getting plenty of sleep, but her drooping eyelids made her look permanently tired. The worst part was that she experienced limited vision and had to move her head to scan the area around her. Once she had surgery with Dr. Scott, both concerns are now in the past.

Camille, a former school teacher, saw Dr. Scott at the urging of her ophthalmologist. He diagnosed her with ptosis, a condition where a weakened eyelid muscle prevents the eye from opening entirely. “Dr. Scott has such a comforting way about him,” Camille says. “He didn’t pressure me into anything; it was like talking to a friend. He’s not a salesman and tells you your options but stresses that the decision is yours.”

After speaking with Dr. Scott, Camille chose to undergo surgery. She reports, “Everything went beautifully.” She noticed immediate results after surgery. “It was amazing,” Camille says. “I could move my eyeball to the left, right, up, and down, and I was seeing so much better!”

“Dr. Scott had a real challenge,” Camille adds, “because one eye was much worse than the other. But they’re very much the same now and look even. He’s blessed with a skill.” She also reports being impressed with Dr. Scott’s honesty. “He gave me the worst scenarios, but I was fortunate that those didn’t happen in his skilled hands,” Camille says.

“He also told me that because he was going to raise my eyelids by approaching them for the internal surface, I would have a greater fold of my upper eyelid skin  postoperatively,” she remembers. “He said it was up to me whether I address that eyelid fold. It’s not that noticeable except to me, but I’m going back to have him take care of that as well.”

Camille considers her ptosis hereditary, noting that a cousin in New York has suffered from the same problem. “She had an operation a few years ago,” Camille says. “But she was very unhappy with the results when she finished the operation, and now she feels like she’s back to square one.” Camille is grateful that she’s had a completely different experience. “I told my cousin if she ever wants to try again, she should come to Virginia and see Dr. Scott,” she says, “because as far as I’m concerned, he’s the best in the business.”


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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.