Eyelid & Facial Plastics

Do you want to look younger?

faceThe Eye Institute of Utah isn’t just for eye enthusiasts – it’s for youthful skin enthusiasts too! After all, there are many things that accelerate the skin’s aging process: overexposure to the sun, environmental factors, physical stress and more. Our experienced eyelid and facial plastics team, led by the distinguished Dr. John D. McCann, can perform many forms of cosmetic surgery to help you and your skin look younger.

Tear Drain Surgery

Excess tearing in adults may be a result of poor tear drainage or by overproduction of tears. Tears, produced in the tear gland, are an important factor in eye health. Tears help moisturize eyes, keeping them free of debris and from becoming irritated. Tearing is fairly common and can often be treated with the use of artificial tears. However, patients that suffer from blockage of the tear drainage system externally, in the eyelid, or in the nose can require surgical correction.

Eyelid Rejuvenation

Eyelid rejuvenation, or upper- and lower-lid blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can create a more youthful appearance. This procedure removes excess skin and fat cells that cause upper eyelids to droop and the area under the eyes to sag. Fine lines and crow’s feet can also be removed. Although eyelid surgery is commonly considered a cosmetic procedure, many patients’ vision can be affected by eyelid problems. Patients who suffer from drooping eyelids can greatly benefit from reconstructive eyelid surgery.

BOTOX® Cosmetic‎ and Fillers

At The Eye Institute of Utah, Dr. John D. McCann utilizes BOTOX® to help patients for both aesthetic and medical purposes. BOTOX® is a highly purified botulinum toxin protein that is injected into muscles to weaken or relax nerve impulses. Botox is most commonly known for its cosmetic use to reduce or eliminate wrinkles and expression lines, helping patients obtain a more relaxed, youthful appearance. The most common areas treated by BOTOX® Cosmetic include eyelids, crow’s feet, lips, forehead, chin, neck and frown lines. A standard dose of Botox lasts on average between 3-6 months, depending on the injection dose and location. BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most common and highly successful, non-surgical facial cosmetic treatments available today.

Beyond its use to treat facial lines and imperfections, Botox was originally developed to treat a medical condition called blepharospasm, a condition where the patient has uncontrollable and involuntary muscle spasms and blinking of the eyelids. BOTOX® is also a great option to treat medically-defined chronic migraines, stress related headaches, and excess sweating (hyperhidrosis) of the armpits, palms of hands, and feet.


In addition to BOTOX®, dermal fillers are another very successful, non-surgical treatment option to help improve the aesthetic appearance of the face. Common fillers used today include Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Elevass®, and Restylane®. Dermal fillers are synthetic materials injected to help fill creases in the skin or reduce the nasolabial fold. Fillers are also used to add volume and plumpness in lips, cheeks or the chin.

*Individual Results May Vary

Orbital Surgery

The orbit, commonly referred to as the eye socket, is made up of multiple bones, muscles, blood vessels and nerves and is an important structure that protects the delicate eye. Unfortunately, a variety of problems can occur in the eye socket that affect the function of the eye. These problems range from inflammatory disease like thyroid eye disease, as seen in patients with Graves’ disease, to tumors, infections, and injuries from trauma. Patients who suffer from orbital problems may experience double vision, pain, swelling and other visual problems that can lead to vision loss or blindness. Although many of these conditions are rare, you can rest assured as Dr. John D. McCann is a world-renowned specialist with experience in orbital surgery and treatment.

Other Treatments Available

Why eyelid and facial plastic surgery from The Eye Institute of Utah?

Like our vision-correction departments, The Eye Institute’s cosmetic surgery division features world-class surgeons, world-class technology, and world-class results. Dr. John D. McCann is a highly experienced oculoplastic surgeon who leads an experienced eyelid and facial plastics team.

Time and time again, patients have been delighted with Dr. McCann and his staff. And if you’re considering cosmetic surgery, you will be too. After all, your appearance is too important to trust to just anyone. For more information on eyelid and facial plastics or if you would like to schedule a consult with Dr. McCann, give us a call at 800-760-4171.

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