(312) 372-2256 | Allen M. Putterman, MD, SC

General

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?

Yes.

Is there parking available?

There is valet parking available in front of the building, and the price is $16 for the first 2 hours.

Insurance

Will my insurance pay for my blepharoplasty or ptosis surgery?

Most blepharoplasties are cosmetic in nature and therefore not billable to insurance. In many cases, however, ptosis surgery is a medically necessary procedure. After your consultation, Dr. Putterman will be able to determine what procedures, if any, might be considered medically necessary.

Procedure

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty usually refers to the removal of excessive skin and fat in the upper or lower eyelids.

What is ptosis surgery?

Ptosis surgery corrects drooped upper eyelids. This allows the patients to open their eyelids to a level where the eyelids are not blocking their vision.