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Eyelid surgery - Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is an operation that seeks to reverse the drooping of the eyelids and may involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat. 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.

Blefaroplastia mínimamente invasiva

Blepharoplasty without surgery is performed with carbon dioxide laser technology. This is responsible for destroying the keratinocytes of the skin, which generates a skin tightening instantly, achieving an effect ""lifting ”of eyelids without surgery.

According to the experience of Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra, removing skin from the upper eyelid generates in most patients a decrease 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.

This is why, the 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.

Solution to droopy eyelids without surgery

To treat lower eyelid pouches an incision is made 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.

Blepharoplasty transconjunctival laser 

Skin rejuvenation is performed with a Micro Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser (Firexel) . This tool has a skin analyzer that allows us to adapt the parameter to each type of skin. Transconjunctival laser-assisted blepharoplasty does not dry out skin and avoids many of the unwanted effects seen with the conventional technique. This laser-assisted operation rejuvenates the eyelids, preserving normal anatomy and leaving a fresh, natural look and without surgical stigmas.

Alexandra Pedroza

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… Read more “Alexandra Pedroza“

Alexandra Pedroza


Dr. Carolina Stella was very detailed, kind and professional, she performed micro and macro ultrasound focused on the eyelids.

Barbara Cattáneo


Dr. Hoogstra treated me, operated on my eyelids. I was very satisfied, I recommend it.

Gabriela Basaldella

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty

Me realicé una blefaroplastia en párpados superiores. Debo decir que lógicamente en la previa a la decisión de someterme a dicho procedimiento, mis inquietudes fueron escuchadas y pausadamente me encaminé… Read more “Upper eyelid blepharoplasty“

Marta Alicia Pérez

Eyelid surgery

Excellent attention. I had an eyelid surgery with the Doctor, I recommend it.

María Luján Guidi

Eyelid surgery and liposuction

Me hice una blefaroplastía y quedé excelente. Sin cicatriz y además el trato del doctor super profesional. Luego regresé por una liposucción de piernas y abdomen y también los resultados… Read more “Eyelid surgery and liposuction“

Natalia Givonetti

Liposculpture and eyelids

Me hice una lipo de abdomen y un levantamiento de cejas y párpados y estoy muy feliz de haberme animado, el Doctor Hoogstra me da mucha confianza y la recuperación… Read more “Liposculpture and eyelids“

Graciela Castellani

Operation of droopy eyelids

Today we also use Ultrasound for tighten the skin of the eyelids and the rest of the face, neck and neckline. HIFU produces results that can be seen immediately after the procedure is performed without skin damage and without recovery time. But the most significant results occur as time passes, reaching its maximum effect 60 days after the procedure.

How does the carbon dioxide laser work in the eyelid lift ?.

The light energy of Firexel removes superficial layers of skin aged by sun damage and over the years. On the surface of the skin it eliminates spots, dark circles and wrinkles. In the depth of the tissue it produces a heating and stimulation of the elastic and collagen fibers, producing a tightening effect on the skin.

Carbon Dioxide Laser-assisted eyelid surgery requires a new type of operator training. Hoogstra Medical Centers offers refresher courses to national and foreign doctors who want to enter this field.

Ultrasound allows us the following advantages:

  1. Leaves no scars.
  2. Always natural result.
  3. It does not damage muscle structures like the conventional technique does.
  4. Ultrasound and Carbon Dioxide Laser rejuvenates all the skin on the eyelids.
  5. Less edema.
  6. Fewer bruises.
  7. Quick reintegration into work.
  8. It does not lower the eyebrow as the conventional technique does.
  9. It improves the expression of the gaze.

Advantages of carbon dioxide laser for eyelid rejuvenation

  • Conventional eyelid surgery is based on the resection of a very small portion of eyelid skin while the rest is left untreated.
  • He Firexel Micro Fractional Dioxide Laser It allows a comprehensive rejuvenation of the skin of the upper and lower eyelids and if necessary the rest of the face in the same operative act.

Alternative procedures for the rejuvenation of the eye and its contour.

Sometimes, excess skin on the upper eyelid is the result of drooping eyebrows, in which case the indication could be the use of Botulinum toxin or a Endoscopic lift of the forehead, nose and eyebrows.


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 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 blepharoplasty

  • You can resume normal activities the day after surgery.
  • You can resume physical activities, such as running or yoga, one week after surgery.
  • You can resume intense fitness activities such as weights or high-impact cardiovascular exercise 4 weeks after surgery.

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.

Blepharoplasty: before and after

These are the results of some of our patients.

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 Public Health.

Opiniones de pacientes

Cientos de pacientes de Argentina, España, México, Colombia, Brasil, entre otros, ya nos han visitado y estos fueron sus resultados.

  • Hola Dr. Ricardo. He estado sufriendo 6 años de una rosacea papulo-pustulosa, com brotes de picor, quemazon baja auto-estima, etc. Cansada de antibio... Read more
  • Un excelente profesional el Doctor. Junto a su equipo, que siempre están ahí acompañando a cada uno de sus pacientes. Me estoy realizando una ciru... Read more
  • Excelente el doctor y todo su equipo! Me arregló una cicatriz vieja y quedo perfecta!!!!! Vengan con toda confianza, yo recorrí varios profesionale... Read more
  • Me realizaron una cirugía para eliminar una lupia y un pequeño angioma, ambos en cuero cabelludo. A los 15 días me extrajeron los puntos de la sutu... Read more
  • Muy contento por el tratamiento láser para la extracción de un lipoma que tenía en la frente. Gracias por su increíble trabajo, no sólo para desh... Read more

Comentarios de profesionales

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.

If you have questions about the amount of the surgery You can send an email [email protected]  Or by WhatsApp: 0054 9 11 5037 9821

To coordinate operative dates send mail to Josefina Nuñez [email protected] or a whatsapp  005491169459535

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

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