Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid operation, is a surgery that seeks to reverse the drooping of the eyelids and may involve removing excess skin, fat and muscle. The latter are usually the reason why the look acquires an aged and tired look.
Over time, the eyelids stretch and the muscles that support them lose firmness. This is why an excess of fat can accumulate in the upper and lower part of the eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, drooping of the upper eyelids and bags in the lower part of the eyes.
Laser blepharoplasty without surgery
He Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra developed in 1995 a technique that rejuvenates the eyelids using laser technology without surgery, which does not leave scars and does not remove skin. This avoids the unnatural results and complications of conventional surgeries.
SAcar skin of the upper eyelid generates in most patients a drop in the eyebrows, creating a sad, tired and aged look. Eliminate excess Skin and scarring on the lower eyelids produces in many patients functional and unsightly deformations.
Blepharoplasty before and after
These are the comparative photos with results before and after some patients who have had a blepharoplasty in our medical centers.
Patient experiences after having performed a eyelid surgery laser and comparison.
Blepharoplasty definitive results
Consists in remove bags from lower eyelids through an incision in the conjunctiva, and on the other hand, that of the upper eyelids Through a small incision in the inner corner of the upper eyelid, it does not require suturing.
Pixel laser for transconjunctival eyelid surgery
Skin rejuvenation is performed with a fractional micro carbon dioxide laser (Pixel) . This tool has a skin analyzer that allows us to adapt the parameter to each type of skin. Transconjunctival laser-assisted blepharoplasty prevents drying of the skin and many of the unwanted effects seen with the conventional technique. This laser-assisted intervention rejuvenates the eyelids, preserving normal anatomy and leaving a natural, youthful look and without surgical stigmas.
Opinions and experiences
Why do patients prefer this technique? Very simple, recovery is much faster and less painful because:
- Leaves no scars.
- It does not damage muscle structures like the conventional technique does.
- Always natural result.
- Less edema.
- Fewer bruises.
- Quick labor and social reintegration.
- It does not lower the position of the eyebrows as the conventional technique does.
- Rejuvenates the expression of the gaze.
Hace 2 semanas tuve la oportunidad de ser intervenida por segunda vez me realice un lift-endoscopy de frente y la primera vez fue en el 2019 fue una blefaroplastia me removieron la grasa de mis párpados. Debido a la pandemia apenas este año me fue posible regresar. La forma de trabajar del Dr. Hoogstra es increíble ! Quedas como si nada . No me dolió nada , ni un solo analgésico tome para el dolor , no tuve nada de dolor y la recuperación muy rápida . Vale la pena viajar desde Estados Unidos por segunda vez . Ya Que la seguridad de no correr ningún riesgo y de quedar bien es garantizada . Trate de llevar conmigo a una amiga que se quería hacer un lifting de cara y cuello y mi amiga no quiso ir , se fue a Cancún México , que porque era más económico para ella . La dejaron con parálisis facial todo el lado izquierdo de su cara . el Dr. Hoogstra te cuida y te trata como si tú fueras de su familia. Y su equipo de trabajo es fantástico . Chicas muy atentas . Josefina , lucia , José Luis , gracias , hasta la señora que le andaba llevando café a mi esposo. No recuerdo su nombre . Ella se encarga de atender a los familiares de los pacientes. Y me ayudo a vestirme. Muy agradecida con todos ustedes . Un consejo a todas las personas que quieren hacerse un embellecimiento facial . Por favor atiéndanle con un doctor que esté altamente capacitado. No es fácil viajar hasta Argentina desde Texas Estados Unidos. Pero el esfuerzo vale la pena ya que me puse en manos de una eminencia en cirugía Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra.🤗🤗🤗🤗
Dr. Carolina Stella was very detailed, kind and professional, she performed micro and macro ultrasound focused on the eyelids.
Dr. Hoogstra treated me, operated on my eyelids. I was very satisfied, I recommend it.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty
I had a blepharoplasty on my upper eyelids. I must say that logically, prior to the decision to undergo this procedure, my concerns were heard and I slowly moved towards surgery at the hands of Dr. Hoogstra. The technique is excellent, I had no discomfort, meeting the pre and post surgical guidelines.
Excellent attention. I had an eyelid surgery with the Doctor, I recommend it.
Eyelid surgery and liposuction
I had a blepharoplasty and it was excellent. Without scar and also the treatment of the super professional doctor. Then I came back for liposuction of the legs and abdomen and the results are also wonderful. Everything is quality and super professional. The doctor always takes away your doubts and the post operative was very easy to carry. I will always come back!
Liposculpture and eyelids
I had a lipo of the abdomen and an eyebrow and eyelid lift and I am very happy to have encouraged myself, Doctor Hoogstra gives me a lot of confidence and the recovery is fast, painless and just 2 weeks after surgery but the changes are already noticeable and they are totally natural.
Scarless eyelid surgery
I am very happy with the results of the treatments. Excellent atention.
Scarless eyelid surgery
Dr. Hoogstra performed blepharoplasty on both eyelids, in a few days he was someone else, with a brighter look. Thank you Doctor.
Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty and CO2 Laser
All excellent, I am very satisfied. Congratulations!
A Great Experience !!
I am from Fort Worth, Texas and am 53 years old. For many years I wanted to remove the bags from my lower eyelids, a more youthful look and remove the dewlap, but I was scared by traditional surgeries that remove skin and can change the natural look of the face. After searching and searching for alternatives I was lucky
Laser scarless eyelid surgery and spot treatment
My arrival in Mexico was smooth, everything in order I have felt very good, just a little occasional burning in the eyes. The truth is that I am very grateful and very happy for the results of the surgery, the results are more than remarkable, I am super happy with my new appearance. Really
Laser eyelid surgery
The surgery was fantastic. The postoperative was more complicated for me because I did not rest any, I moved as if I had nothing, that made recovery take a little longer but it was perfect. All people tell me how well you have eyes! how good are you! and I see them much better.
CO2 laser eyelid rejuvenation
Dr. Hoogstra only performed laser on my upper and lower eyelids. I don't have surgery. They gave me anesthetic cream an hour before. I only felt a little discomfort during the treatment, then a little burning. I returned to my activities after four days. Notice more softness, smoothness and a fresh skin feeling. I use less
Endoscopic Lifting - Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty - CO2 Laser
Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra explained that the excess skin of the upper eyelid was due to a decrease in the forehead. He suggested that I perform a procedure. Endoscopic Lifting, Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty and Pan Facial Carbon Dioxide Laser. During the treatment I was sedated and did not feel anything, except for a small burning that when
Lipo laser, eyelid and nose surgery
Hello dr. Hoogstra, I feel like the luckiest woman on the planet to have had the privilege of meeting him and being his patient. Thank you for your kindness, ethics, and professionalism. Thank you again for everything you have done for me and for your valuable recommendations. Now I feel like a beautiful and safe woman.
Carbon Dioxide Laser
Hello Doctor, Every day when I look in the mirror I see the fabulous results of the laser on my eyelids and it gives me a lot of satisfaction, that's why I have wanted to tell you for a long time. At first the changes were not so great but the effects continue slowly and without pause. Thank you and we will see each other
Laser scarless eyelid surgery and spot treatment
My arrival in Mexico was smooth, everything in order I have felt very good, just a little occasional burning in the eyes. The truth is that I am very grateful and very happy for the results of the surgery, the results are more than remarkable, I am super happy with my new appearance.
CO2 laser on the eyelids
I want to leave my opinion because when something goes well you also have to say it. In my case, the dr performed a CO2 laser on my eyelids without blepharoplasty, because I have little fat on my eyelids but they already looked tired and droopy. The treatment lasted 3 minutes at most, and after which for 2
Laser vs conventional blepharoplasty
The laser technique developed by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra turns out to be much more effective than the traditional technique. At a recent congress in Rosario, Santa Fe province, Dr. Hoogstra explained the differences.Anesthesia
The intervention is performed with local anesthesia and sedation. The patient wakes up immediately after completing the procedure and retires to his home a few hours later. All interventions are performed with local anesthesia and sedation, which provides safety and comfort. Sedation is performed by the anesthesia manager at Hospital Fernández or another doctor on his team.
Duration of the procedure
The residence time in the Clinic is approximately 3 to 4 hours. The duration of procedure is approximately 30 minutes. Surgery and postoperative are not painful. This surgery, in addition to leaving no visible scars, produces fewer edema and bruising than traditional eyelid surgery. Patients traveling from the interior of the country or from abroad must be the day before surgery and may return 48 or 72 hours after surgery. Patients from all over the world travel to Argentina to undergo surgery with Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra.
- Postoperative without pain. Some discomfort can be felt, both in the affected area and some conjunctivitis or dry eyes, but never pain.
- Without scar. Laser blepharoplasty does not require sutures or dressings, so there is no scar and recovery is instantaneous.
- Immediate results. You can resume normal activities the day after surgery. The definitive results of blepharoplasty are visible practically from the first moment, so that a few days after eyelid surgery the patient can check his new appearance and return to normal life as normal.
Surgery of droopy eyelids before and after
It is very important that you take a few minutes and see them. You are wanting to have nothing more and nothing less than your eyelids, the central elements of facial beauty, the expression of the gaze and vital elements for the occlusion and protection of your eyes.
Eyelid surgery prices
The cost of it is u$d 3.000 (IVA no incluido). El Valor de la consulta es de $30.000 pesos. Si decide realizar el tratamiento se descontará este valor del monto total.
Procedures facilities and security
In addition to having state-of-the-art medical equipment, we have a complete surgical unit and recovery and hospitalization rooms. The modern surgical room It is equipped with high-level technology and assisted by nurses and instructors specialized in this type of intervention.
The clinic has the approval of the Secretary of Public Health.
Doubts and queries
If you have any medical questions, send an email to
[email protected] . In this mail Only medical consultations will be received. Inquiries about shifts, payments and administrative issues are not attended.
By phone on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following telephone numbers.
- 0054 11 4 901 6690
- 0054 11 4 904 3434
- 0054 11 4 904 0880
Agramonte Centelles, I., Rodríguez Salinas, G., Hernández Sánchez, Y., Oduardo, D., & Danieyis, M. (2013). Blepharoplasty surgery by conventional technique versus CO2 laser. Cuban Journal of Ophthalmology, 26(3), 390-398
Hoogstra, R., & Paiva, C. (1998). Transconjunctival blepharoplasty and Laser resurfacing. Rev. argent. cir. plast, 4 (1), 2-7.
Baker, SS, Muenzler, WS, Small, RG, & Leonard, JE (1984). Carbon dioxide laser blepharoplasty. Ophthalmology, 91(3), 238-244.