Dr. Putterman developed a new measurement, The Margin Reflex Distance Four (MRD4) to help determine the medical necessity of upper eyelid excessive skin folds. It measures from a light reflex on the cornea to the inferior edge of the upper eyelid skin fold.
This is a 72 year old man before and after elevating his drooped upper eyelids with a Putterman procedure. He also had cosmetic plastic surgery of his upper and lower eyelids.
I am a 72 year old man who had drooping upper eyelids and serious bags beneath both eyes. I looked much older than I felt. Dr. Putterman performed my corrective surgery October 30, 2020 . Today is Thanksgiving Day and I look terrific! My wife says I look at least 20 years younger and I could not agree more. I thank Dr. Putterman and his wonderful staff for making all the improvements needed to make me look good and feel even better. Their talents and kindness made this entire experience extremely rewarding for me.
Dr. Allen Putterman wrote a commentary in the August issue of The Aesthetic Surgery Journal. It was on the surgical correction of upper eyelid ectropion presenting with dry eye symptoms. He presented how to treat upper eyelid ectropion secondary to floppy eyelid syndrome which occurs in obese patients with sleep apnea. The upper eyelid flips over in sleep and causes irritation and further elongation and laxity of the lid. Removing a full thickness section of the upper eyelid shortens and tightens the lid, and corrects the ectropion and eye irritation.
Dr. Putterman was chosen as one of the Top Doctors in Chicago Magazine’s January 2020 issue of The Top Doctors in Chicago. (The Best 356 Physicians in 61 Specialties). He was one of the two oculofacial plastic surgeons cited.
Dr. Allen Putterman was reappointed as an editorial board member of Aesthetic Surgery Journal and ASJ Open Forum for another three year term.
Dr. Allen Putterman and his previous fellow, Dr. Rakesh Patel, published two chapters in a new textbook, Oculofacial, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery, A Compendium. One chapter was on complications of upper eyelid ptosis (drooped upper eyelids) and their solutions. The second chapter was on Dr. Putterman’s technique to treat baggy lower eyelids through an external approach. This allows removal or repositioning of lower eyelid fat with the ability to remove lower lid excessive skin, and to minimize cheek bags.