Eyelids Surgery without skin resection – technique developed by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra
Since 1995, Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra uses the carbon dioxide laser to rejuvenate and tighten the skin of the upper and lower eyelids. The fat bags of the upper eyelids generate weight in the upper eyelid, producing an expression of tiredness, sadness and old age.
Upper eyelid surgery
The conventional Upper eyelid surgery consists in the resection of the strip of skin of the upper eyelid, the orbicularis muscle and adipose fats bags.
The complications of this technique are the followings.
- A Sad, old and tired look.
- An extensive scar.
- A Hollow eye.
- Some patients can occlude the eyes.
The explanation of why this complication are produce are the following.
1) A Sad, old and tired look
¿WHY CONVENTIONAL RESECTIVE UPPER EYELID SURGERY PRODUCE THIS UNNATURAL LOOK?
Most of the patients have a little excess of the skin of the upper eyelid. Most of the patients have ptosis of the eyebrow. When the surgeon resect the skin of the upper eyelid increase the descent of the upper eyebrow, the consequence of this wrong procedure is a sad, old and tired expression of the look.
¿HOW TO AVOID THIS COMPLICATION AND GET A NATURAL AND BEAUTIFUL LOOK?
To avoid this kind of complication dr. ricardo hoogstra don t remove the skin of the upper eyelid. Dr. ricardo hoogstra since 1994 tighten the upper and lower eyelid skin with carbon dioxide laser and from 2016 introduce the ultrasound.
If the patients has little wrinkles dr. hoogstra only use ultrasound for tightening the skin., ultrasound work in the collagen don’t damage the epidermis for this reason this kind the patients has an immediate recuperation. Patients with more wrinkles and photodamage dr. hoogstra use carbon dioxide laser.
The time of the recovery is inherent to the energy used, generally in one week the patient has full recovery. If the patient has ptosis of the eyebrow is convenient associated endoscopic brow lift with eyelid surgery.
2) An extensive scar
Conventional upper eyelid surgery produces an extensive upper eyelid scar because resect the skin. How avoid the upper eyelid scar and get a full rejuvenation of the skin?
Dr. Hoogstra rejuvenate the full unit of skin of upper eyelid and the eyebrow with Laser and ultrasound. He thinks that it is impossible to rejuvenate the skin of the upper eyelid resecting a strip of skin. Dr. Hoogstra utilize small incision in the inner part of the upper eyelid to remove the upper eyelids fat bags.
With the Hoogstra technique no stitches are done.
3) A Hollow eye
When we get old our upper eyelid gets hollow. When the conventional rejective surgery remove the skin and the orbicularis muscle produce a sunken upper eyelid.
The sunken eyelids give the aspect of old eye. Dr. Hoogstra technique avoid this complication because don’t remove skin.
Dr. Hoogstra technique improves the quality of skin through a collagen remodeling.
4) Some patients cannot occlude the eyes
Extensive resection of the skin and the orbicularis muscle can produce this severe complication.
Dr. Hoogstra technique avoid this kind of complication because don’t remove skin and don’t damage the orbicularis muscle how is the muscle in charge of occlude and protect the eye.
Lower eyelid surgery
Conventional eyelid surgery technique is the following:
- incision in the lower eye lid skin extended to the lateral part of the eyelid
- cuting of the orbicularis oculi muscle
- cuting of the orbicularis septum
- removing de eyelids fats bags
- removing of the strip of the lower eyelid skin
- stiches of the lower eyelid skin
The complication of this technique are the following
- palpebral scar
- damage of the orbicularis muscle
- don’t rejuvenate the skin of the lower eyelid
- sclera show
- antinatural aspect of the lower eyelid
Dr. ricardo hoogstra technique avoid this complication because don’t remove skin of the lower eyelid.
it is impossible to think that removing a strip of skin of the lower eyelid we can rejuvenate the eyelid.,
the remain skin remain with wrinkles.
He removes the wrinkles and tighten the skin with co2 laser and ultrasound. It’ss a full rejuvenation of the skin without scars. Dr. ricardo hoogstra remove the lower eyelids fats bags through a conjunctival small incision.
no stitches are done.
Dr. ricardo hoogstra avoid the most common complication of the lower eyelid surgery because dont remove skin and don’t damage the orbicularis muscle.he result of his technique are natural, without scar with a full rejuvenation of the lower eyelid and also the rest of the skin T of the face if it is necessary.
Duration of the operation: 30 minutes
Time in the clinic: 3 hours
Time in Argentina: 3 days
Previous studies to be carried out in your country
- Glycemia Complete
- coagulogram Complete
- blood count
- Electrocardiogram – Surgical Risk
Laser blepharoplasty: before and after
Laser Blepharoplasty Skin Resurfacing
Thanks to the advance of the Laser Technology Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra has abandon the old conventional techniques and give to the patients natural results, without scars, without damage on the anatomy with a full rejuvenation of the skin with fast and long lasting results.
Questions and queries
If you have any medical questions send an email to [email protected] or [email protected]. In this mail only medical consultations will be received. You can also send photos to Dr.Ricardo Hoogstra + 5491131651070
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