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In the experience of Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra, taking upper eyelid skin generates in most patients a drop in the eyebrows, creating a sad, tired and aged look.

Removing skin and leaving scars on the lower eyelids produces in many patients functional and unsightly deformations.

Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra developed in 1995 a technique that rejuvenates the eyelids using laser technology, which does not leave scars, does not remove skin and avoids the unnatural results and complications of conventional surgeries.

Patients from all over the world travel to Argentina to undergo surgery with Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra.

  • Cost of Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery without Scars:

The cost is $60,000 + VAT.

Can you pay by credit card.

This treatment is carried out by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra in Hoogstra Medical Centers Caballito branch.

Hoogstra Caballito Clinic, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Address San José de Calasanz 176.

Height Rivadavia Avenue 5,100 one block from Primera Junta station.

Parking can be found on Rosario Street between Centenera and San José de Calasanz.

The clinic has the approval of the Secretary of Public Health.

Complete surgical unit.

Recovery and hospitalization rooms.

The surgeries are performed by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra.

The modern operating room is equipped with high-level technology and assisted by nurses, instructors specialized in this type of intervention.

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.

The surgery time is approximately 30 minutes.

The residence time in the Clinic is approximately 3 to 4 hours.

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.


If you have any medical questions, please send an email to [email protected]  Only medical consultations will be received in this email. Inquiries about shifts, payments or administrative matters are not attended.

  • How do I take a shift?

If you live in Buenos Aires, you would have to take an appointment with Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra in any of the 3 branches.

The easiest safe, fast and effective way is request your shift online. Depending on the selected branch, you can obtain your shift by entering:

Schedule consultation

Book a consultation at our medical centers located in Caballito, Belgrano and Pilar

If you have difficulty taking a shift online, payments and administrative issues.

You can call Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

(011) 4901-6690     (011) 4904-3434     (011) 4904-0880


The value of the consultation with Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra is $2,000 pesos. If you later decide to carry out the treatment, this value will be deducted from the total amount.

If you live in the country or abroad you can send photos to the mail [email protected]

It will be evaluated by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra.

Previous studies can be done at your place of residence and travel with an established date.


To coordinate operative dates, andSend an email to Josefina Nuñez:

[email protected] or by WhatsApp at 005491169459535

By phone you can communicate 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

To coordinate payments You can send an email to José Luis Silvestri:

[email protected] Or by WhatsApp: 0054 9 11 5037 9821


  • More information about Eyelid Surgery without scars.

The advantages of Ultraformer or Laser assisted eyelid surgery are as follows:

  1. Leaves no scars.
  2. Always natural result.
  3. It does not damage muscle structures like the conventional technique does.
  4. Ultrasound technology and Carbon Dioxide Laser rejuvenate all the skin on the eyelids.
  5. It produces less edema.
  6. It produces less bruising.
  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.

Clinical picture:
Aged eyelids show the following signs:

1) Excess and descent of the skin of the upper and lower eyelids
2) Protrusion of fat bags
3) wrinkles
4) stains
5) Dark circles

All this gives the face a tired and aged appearance.

E-Ultrasound and laser-assisted eyelid surgery seeks to recover a fresh, rested, natural, youthful look without removing skin and leaving no visible scars.


Treatment: Laser-Assisted Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty

It consists of removing the bags from the lower eyelids through an incision in the conjunctiva, and that of the upper eyelids through a small incision in the internal angle of the upper eyelid, which does not require suturing. Skin rejuvenation is performed with a micro fractionated carbon dioxide laser (Firexel) that has a skin analyzer that allows us to tailor the parameter to each skin type. Transconjunctival laser-assisted blepharoplasty does not dry out the skin and avoids many of the unwanted effects seen with the conventional technique. Transconjunctival laser-assisted blepharoplasty rejuvenates, preserving the normal anatomy of the eyelids, leaving a fresh, natural look without surgical stigma.


Anesthesia: The surgery 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.

The duration of the procedure is approximately 30 minutes. Surgery and postoperative are not painful. This surgery, in addition to leaving no visible scars, produces less edema and bruising than traditional eyelid surgery.

Today we also use Ultrasound to tighten the skin of the eyelids and the rest of the face, neck and décolleté.

Return to normal activities:


  • 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.


Advantages of skin rejuvenation with carbon dioxide laser.
1) Conventional eyelid surgery is based on the resection of a very small portion of eyelid skin while the rest is left untreated.
2) The Firexel Micro Fractional Dioxide Laser 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.


How the carbon dioxide laser works on tissues.
The light energy of Firexel removes the superficial layers of the 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.

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.


  • Results:

  • Videos with patient cases:

We invite you to watch the videos on our YouTube channel with the account of patients who have received this treatment, entering here: Eyelids and Dark Circles


  • Patient testimonials:

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 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.🤗🤗🤗🤗

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