About Us

Welcome to Utah Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery Practice, where our team of highly skilled and experienced eyelid and facial plastic surgeons are dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. Our state-of-the-art facility and cutting-edge techniques ensure that you receive the highest level of care and attention.

Dr. Matheson Harris

Dr. Matheson Harris is a board certified Ophthalmologist and Ophthalmic plastic (oculoplastic) surgeon, also specializing in functional and cosmetic oculoplastic and facial surgery. A native of Utah, he completed his undergraduate education first at Dixie College, then Southern Utah University. He went on to complete medical school at Penn State University, followed by an internship at the Milton S. Hershey Medical center and residency in Ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He then completed a two-year ASOPRS (American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) oculoplastic surgery fellowship at West Virginia University Eye Institute, with special training in orbital and lacrimal surgery, in addition to eyelid and facial reconstruction. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Harris has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on oculoplastic topics and presented research at several national meetings. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Utah, providing oculoplastic training to the residents in ophthalmology. He is also involved in helping train oculoplastic surgery fellows with Dr. Richard Anderson. Dr. Harris formerly worked with the veterans at the Salt Lake VA Medical Center. Dr. Harris practices at the Salt Lake and St. George offices.

Dr. Harris lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and 3 children. When away from the office, they enjoy many activities including running, cycling, camping, rock climbing and just being together. Dr. Harris enjoys photography, drawing, woodworking, learning the guitar, and is a modern design aficionado.

John McCann, MD, PhD

For nearly 20 years Dr. John McCann has limited his practice to facial plastic surgery. He is an expert in cosmetic surgery of the eyelids, midface, lower face, and forehead. He also offers non-surgical procedures including BOTOX® and fillers. He founded the Club Youthful Me, which is a long-term program for achieving and maintaining youthful facial appearances. In addition, he cares for patients with disorders that affect the eyelids, orbit, or tear drainage system.

Dr. John McCann is a very experienced surgeon having performed more than 10,000 procedures over the last two decades. He has received numerous accolades including being voted to “Best Doctors in America”, and a VIP member of “Who’s Who amongst Physicians”. He was featured on national TV in a show titled “Celebrity Beauty Secrets”. In a national poll of his peers, he was one of only a few cosmetic surgeons in Utah voted to be in the top 1% of his field. His peers voted him to be the Chairman of his department at Intermountain Medical Center and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center.

He is a world-renowned teacher in his field and doctors travel from the US and around the world travel to train with him. In recent years he has been honored as the keynote speaker for numerous major international meetings in Europe, Asia, South America, and Brazil. He has published many scientific papers in the field of plastic surgery and was the executive editor of an important journal in his field. Dr. McCann has invented a number of devices that have been innovative in his field including the compressive goggles used by patients to reduce post-operative bruising by 400%. He is also a member of the Botox national training faculty and has taught many physicians in the region Botox and filler injection techniques.

Dr. John McCann’s excellent reputation has earned one patient at a time.

In your meeting with Dr. McCann you are likely to find him to be down to earth, an excellent listener, friendly, sometimes humorous, and always very good at communicating to you the best approach to solving your problems.

This top cosmetic eye surgeon has completed thousands of successful eyelid surgeries over the years. If you want a top oculoplastic surgeon (ophthalmic plastic surgeon), then you have landed on the right site. We proudly serve patients from Salt Lake City, Draper, Sandy, as well as South Jordan, Park City, and surrounding areas.

Dr. McCann was born in Iowa and is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he completed medical school and received a Ph.D. in biophysics and physiology. His Ph.D. thesis was critical to elucidating the molecular cause of the most common lethal genetic disease of those of European descent, Cystic Fibrosis. Dr. McCann completed surgery training at the prestigious University of California, San Francisco. He did advanced training in eyelid and facial plastic surgery at the University of Utah. After completing his training in Utah, he took a position on the full-time faculty at UCLA. During 9 years on the full-time faculty at UCLA, Dr. McCann was the head of ophthalmology at a UCLA affiliated hospital, the founder and director of the Aesthetic Center at UCLA, and the co-director of the orbital disease center at UCLA. After achieving tenure at UCLA he retired from the university to become the medical director of The Center for Facial Appearances. He works at the office in Sandy, Utah.

Outside of work, Dr. McCann is inseparable from his wife Rachel. They both enjoy traveling as well as outdoor activities such as fly fishing, and white water rafting.

In The Press

December 28, 2022 in In The Press

February 19, 2012: Dr. Harris featured in the St. George, Utah Daily Spectrum Newspaper

Dr. Matheson Harris was featured in a 2-page article in the print and online editions of the Daily Spectrum newspaper in Southern Utah. The article covered Dr. Harris’s return to…
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December 28, 2022 in In The Press

March 20, 2012: KSL Studio 5 Appearance

“Of the 500,000 dog bites that send people to the ER annually, 42% are children” Dr. Matheson Harris appeared on KSL TV’s Studio 5 to discuss dog bite injuries in…
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December 28, 2022 in In The Press

Dr. Harris spotlighted in Dixie State University Alumni Magazine

“Getting into medical school was thrilling, but to have done it with a first-rate education from Dixie College and SUU made it all the more rewarding…” Dr. Harris, born in…
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Humanitarian Work

Dr. Harris and his wife Micki have been involved in international outreach missionary work since starting practice in Salt Lake City in 2011. They work primarily with LDS Charities, visiting multiple countries to provide development and implementation of vision related projects. As of 2016, they were assigned to Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Haiti, making 4-5 trips per year to teach oculoplastic surgery and deliver needed equipment. Their goal is to teach the local doctors the techniques they need to be self-sufficient in delivering care to their own people. Ultimately, they hope to not be needed in these countries as the local doctors become well skilled and independent. See our blog to read about our experiences over seas.