Eyelids are prone to prematurely age, as evidenced by wrinkles, loose skin, and miniature walking canes dangling from the lashes. Keep orbs feeling young with today's Groupon: for $1,299, you get a blepharoplasty procedure for the upper or lower eyelids at DiGeronimo M.D. Advanced Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Aventura (a $3,000 value).
With more than 30 years of cosmetic-surgery experience, certified plastic surgeon Dr. DiGeronimo artistically enhances facial features with a range of medical procedures. Dr. D., as he is affectionately called by his patients and cadre of finger-puppet nurses, takes ample time to talk to clients about the benefits of blepharoplasty, making sure they are ideal candidates for the treatment. During the procedure, which lasts one–two hours, Dr. D. numbs eyelids looking tired or aged with a local anesthetic before making an incision across the natural crease line of the upper lids or lash line of the lower lids. Excess skin, fat, and laser beams are then carefully extracted before skin sections are pulled taut and de-puffed, giving each eye a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Posttreatment, patients may experience a minimal amount of pain with possible bruising within the following week, and full recovery may take up to one month.
Beauty-seekers begin their journey by sauntering into Advance Plastic Surgery's grandiose lobby, which beams with lavish Italian décor, from paintings of cherubs and ivory-hued statues to the light glistening off a chandelier made of glass Italian dictionaries. Clients can lounge on a plush couch in the waiting room before entering one of two operating suites for the procedure.
THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT.
Ernest DiGeronimo M.D. Advanced Plastic Surgery
Dr. Ernest DiGeronimo views himself as an artist, and his cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries as his works of art. He trained under Dr. Ralph Millard—considered by many plastic surgeons to be the father of modern plastic surgery—and has perfected his craft over the course of more than 30 years and thousands of procedures. He and his staff practice their trade in two pristine operating rooms, performing procedures that span the whole body, from face lifts and Botox injections to breast augmentation and liposuction. He also stays abreast of current aesthetic technological advances, as evidenced by his noninvasive laser treatments that include skin resurfacing and radio frequency skin tightening.