For a Natural Healthy Look That’s as Unique as You Are, Visit Dr. Allen Putterman
Your eyes are the first feature people notice. You want to look your best. Sometimes because of age or a medical condition, the area around your eyes may not have that refreshed, youthful appearance you want. Excess skin and fat or drooped eyelids and eyebrows may make you look tired or aged beyond your years. In some cases, the issues can even interfere with vision. It’s time to look and feel better about your appearance. You’ve thought about it. You want it. Now, turn to a world-leading expert, Allen Putterman, MD. Dr. Putterman can help you achieve the look you want to deserve.
Now you can look as good as you feel…
Each of us wants our facial expression to reflect how we feel. Unfortunately, there are factors beyond our control that can have a profound effect on our appearance.
Hereditary weaknesses, prolonged abuse of the skin, over-exposure to the sun, and aging can lead to slackening of facial muscles and loosening of facial skin.
Eyelid skin, the thinnest skin on your face, is likely to be the first part of your face to show these effects. Changes in the elasticity of eyelid and facial skin may make a person look older, tired, sad, or even angry. Such changes not only alter how others see us, but also how we see ourselves.
Fortunately, Dr. Allen Putterman, the first surgeon in the country to limit his practice to plastic and reconstructive procedures of the eye area, can remold these problem spots. Dr. Allen Putterman specializes in eyelid surgery and eye lifts in Chicago, Illinois. Also known as Blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery rejuvenates puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes.
In over 35 years of distinguished private practice, he has successfully performed thousands of facial operations.
Dr. Putterman does most of his operations at a state of the art surgery center at 900 North Michigan Avenue.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I consider eyelid surgery?
You should consider a consultation if you are bothered by extra skin in your upper or lower lids, lower lid circles or hollowed areas, or bags under your eyes. Also, if you have difficulty keeping your eyelids open, or if your upper and reading vision is blocked by your eyelids, eyelid surgery may be for you.
What is the advantage of an Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon doing my eyelid surgery?
Because Dr. Putterman limits his practice to surgery of ONLY the eyelids, orbital and facial areas, he performs these procedures often and on a regular basis. This has given him a tremendous amount of experience, as opposed to other physicians who may do only an occasional procedure in these areas.
How long is a consultation and what is the cost?
A consultation appointment takes approximately an hour, and if cosmetic, is $175.00. If your visit is for a medical reason, we will bill your insurance for the consultation and any additional testing that may be performed.
Does the office run on time?
Is there parking available?
There is valet parking available in front of the building, and the price is $16 for the first 2 hours.
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Lateral canthal nasal migration and rounding occasionally occur after lateral canthoplasties and cosmetic blepharoplasties (Fig. 1, above). It has been my experience that many plastic surgeons treat this by reattaching the inferior temporal tarsus to the lateral orbital wall with a tarsal strip or pexy procedure, with or without lateral orbital wall drill holes. Although […]
Eyelid Finger Manipulation in the Treatment of Overcorrected Blepharoptosis and Postblepharoplasty Ectropion-Retraction
Upper eyelid retraction is an occasional complication of upper eyelid ptosis surgery. If this overcorrection is minimal, it can frequently be corrected by the patient stretching the upper eyelid without secondary surgery. The patient pulls the brow upward with the fingers of the opposite hand while applying the index finger of the hand on the […]