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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.

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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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Recent News and Publications

Plastic surgeon talks NIA and the importance of staying in motion

It’s not often you hear about plastic surgeons playing cops and robbers in a studio full of adults, or improvising an interpretive dance to a poem – much less an interpretive dance to a PRS editorial. However, for Allen Putterman, MD, Chicago, such activities are an important part of the NIA classes that he teaches […]


UIC Honor

The Inaugural Allen M. Putterman MD Oculoplastic Symposium University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, Moss Auditorium Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00 AM until 4pm  (Central Daylight Time) The Board of Directors of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons formally voted Dr. Putterman into Associate Membership on October 19, 2016, becoming one of its 8000 members.


Treatment of Lateral Canthal Nasal Migration and Rounding

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 […]

Looking for more information about Dr. Putterman?
Dr. Putterman has been in private practice for over 35 years, and has had extensive experience during that time, having performed over 20,000 oculofacial plastic surgery procedures. He is Professor of Ophthalmology and Co-Chief of Oculoplastic Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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