Gone Without a Trace Post-Cancer, Betty Looks Better Than Ever

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Betty met Dr. Scott when her ophthalmologist became concerned about a mole on her lower eyelid. “He came highly recommended,” Betty emphasizes. “My doctor gave me three names but told me to try to book Dr. Scott first if I could.” She scheduled her first appointment with Dr. Scott to take a biopsy.

The biopsy was “an uncomfortable situation,” Betty says, “because someone is working on your eye, but you can’t see it or feel it. But Dr. Scott was very calm and confident and talked to me throughout the whole procedure.”

Unfortunately, the biopsy identified the mole as basal cell carcinoma. Dr. Scott referred her to an experienced Mohs surgeon to remove the cancerous cells. “The office set everything up,” Betty says. “I was very nervous, but I appreciated that Dr. Scott didn’t beat around the bush. Sometimes, doctors make things sound better, so you don’t worry, and you’re ultimately faced with a situation you’re unprepared for but Dr. Scott wasn’t like that at all.”

After the Mohs surgeon removed the cancer, Dr. Scott’s team placed her under anesthesia to reconstruct the area. “He worked on that little area of my eye for two hours,” Betty says. “He’s so meticulous, and he said he was very pleased with the results.”

As for her recovery, Betty says, “The most uncomfortable thing was the eye patch because it literally covers half your face!” But Dr. Scott explained that the compression was a vital part of the healing process and advised her to keep it on as long as possible before her follow-up appointment.

“Dr. Scott is really funny,” Betty says. “He has a dry sense of humor. He said, ‘Don’t take the patch off and put it back on — I’ll be able to tell!’”

Roughly one month after having her stitches removed, Betty says, “I am so amazingly pleased with his work. All my family members and friends can’t believe how good it looks! Dr. Scott must be very talented to do all that work in such a tiny space.”

But Dr. Scott wasn’t the only one who impressed her. “From the receptionist to the nurses and the surgical coordinator, everyone was so efficient, and they made it so easy. Everyone who supports Dr. Scott is equally professional. You couldn’t ask for a better experience, and I can’t recommend them enough.”


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.