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Eyelid Surgery in Men - Male Blepharoplasty

The cosmetic surgery of the eyelids in men, also known as Male blepharoplasty, presents certain challenges with regard to the eyelids of women. In the case of women, the crease of the upper eyelid is approximately 9 mm from the lashes, while in men it is 7 or 8 mm. This makes the male eyelid fuller than that of women, and the shape of the platform between the lashes and the crease is less accentuated.

If the eyelid surgery in men were performed the same as with women, unwanted results would be obtained, ending a less manly appearance in the patient. The lower eyelids should not change their appearance or shape, and should maintain their contact with the cornea (that is, the colored part of the eye), because the result is not attractive when you see white under the eye (scleral show) .

Blepharoplasty without surgery for men

Non-surgical blepharoplasty is performed with laser technology from carbon dioxide. This is responsible for destroying the keratinocytes of the skin, which generates an instantaneous tightening of the skin, 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.

Eyelid lift without surgery, goodbye to scars

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.

Ultrasound for skin tightening

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.

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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.

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.

Local 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 intervention

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 eyelid surgery

  • 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.

Laser eyelid surgery price

The cost of it is u$d 3,000 (VAT not included). The value of the query is $60,000 pesos. If you decide to carry out the treatment, this value will be deducted from the total amount.

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.

Patient testimonials

Alexandra Pedroza

2 weeks ago I had the opportunity to undergo surgery for the second time, I had a forehead lift-endoscopy and the first time was in 2019, it was a blepharoplasty, they removed the fat from my eyelids. Due to the pandemic, it was only possible for me to return this year. Dr. Hoogstra's way of working is incredible! You remain as if nothing had happened. It didn't hurt at all, I didn't take a single analgesic for the pain, I didn't have any pain and the recovery was very fast. It is worth traveling from the United States for the second time. Since the security of not taking any risks and of looking good is guaranteed. I tried to take a friend with me who wanted to have a face and neck lift and my friend didn't want to go, she went to Cancun Mexico, because it was cheaper for her. They left her with facial paralysis on the entire left side of her face. Dr. Hoogstra takes care of you and treats you as if you were his family. And his work team is fantastic. Very attentive girls. Josefina, Lucia, José Luis, thank you, even the lady who was bringing coffee to my husband. I do not remember his name . She is in charge of caring for the patients' families. And he helped me get dressed. Very grateful to all of you. A piece of advice to all people who want to have facial beautification. Please see him with a doctor who is highly trained. It is not easy to travel to Argentina from Texas, United States. But the effort is worth it since I put myself in the hands of an eminence in surgery Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra.🤗🤗🤗🤗

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

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.

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

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!

Natalia Givonetti

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.

Graciela Castellani

Scarless eyelid surgery

I am very happy with the results of the treatments. Excellent atention.

Maria Ester Duarte

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.

Maria Teresa Rodriguez

Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty and CO2 Laser

All excellent, I am very satisfied. Congratulations!

Mario Vazquez

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

Jorge Gomez

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

Beatríz M

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

Graciela A

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

Maria Susana

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.

Jorge Gomez

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

Soledad De Leon

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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