Dr . Cecil Yeung

Houston’s Best Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Cecil Yeung top Houston plastic surgeonCecil Yeung, MD, FACS, is a top facial plastic surgeon who has dedicated more than 20 years of his career to the art and science of aesthetic facial plastic surgery in Houston, with a special focus in facelift, rhinoplasty, facial fat transfer, and more. Dr. Yeung is double board-certified in facial plastic surgery as well as otolaryngology, also known as the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialty. His many years of experience and innovative surgical approaches have led him to develop cutting-edge techniques that achieve beautiful, natural results for his patients while minimizing recovery time.

A renowned artist, inventor, and educator, Dr. Yeung was the first surgeon in Houston to introduce and perform the endoscopic facelift. This method not only reduces scarring and post-operative downtime but also produces the most natural and long-lasting facial rejuvenation available.

Dr. Yeung’s meticulous techniques, advanced microvascular skills, and innovative endoscopic techniques are continually praised and recognized by peers, physicians, associates, hospitals and professional societies throughout the country. His perfectionism and professionalism and results-oriented attitude are all hallmarks of his practice, instilling his patients with confidence, security and ensuring exceptional results.

In addition to seeing patients at the Yeung Institute for Facial Plastic and Sinus Surgery in Houston, Dr. Yeung maintains numerous hospital affiliations in the Houston area. He has shared his expertise as a consultant in advanced reconstructive and cosmetic facial plastic surgery cases, and his work has been published in numerous national and international medical journals.

Aside from his published works, his expertise has been featured on CBS network news with his latest breakthrough, featured in a story titled “The New Alternative to Past Traditional Facelifts.” As a pioneer in the field of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Yeung remains dedicated to bringing his knowledge to the medical community by introducing the finest and most prestigious techniques in the cutting-edge world of plastic surgery.

In order to provide his patients with the most private and convenient experience possible, Dr. Yeung performs most of his procedures at University Surgery Center, his exclusive, state-of-the-art surgery center on premises. This facility provides patients with access to the most innovative technology and top anesthesiologists and nurses – all without the inconvenience of a hospital.

Dr. Yeung’s Philosophy

My unique approach to facial plastic surgery will create a more natural, long-lasting, and youthful appearance for you. By utilizing cutting-edge techniques, I am able to provide the greatest predictable outcomes.

Shared realistic expectations are established as a treatment plan is developed. Based upon a careful evaluation of your particular situation and concerns, I will design an individualized course of action and explain it thoroughly so that you understand, approve of, and feel comfortable with the plan.

My ultimate goal is to educate each patient and to provide an in-depth understanding of facial structure, function, and aesthetics.

I am pleased to offer many cutting-edge procedures and innovative endoscopic techniques, which deliver cosmetic and functional changes that will improve your quality of life.

Areas of Expertise

  • Facial Plastic Surgery (cosmetic and reconstructive)
  • Endoscopic Facelift Surgery
  • Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
  • Genioplasty (chin augmentation)
  • Otoplasty (ear surgery)
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Submental Plication
  • CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Botox
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Therapeutic Skin Care
  • Endoscopic Surgery of the Sinuses
  • Secondary/Revision Surgery of the Sinuses
  • Frontal Sinus Disease
  • Endoscopic Surgery to the Frontal Skull Base
  • CSF Leak (congenital, post surgical, trauma)
  • Meningomyelocele
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Endoscopic Orbital Wall Decompression (Graves Disease)
  • Endoscopic Optic Nerve Decompression (Trauma)
  • Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Facial Plastic Surgery

American Board of Medical Specialties
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery


Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri)
Fellowship: Head & Neck, Plastic & Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery

University of California San Diego (San Diego, California)
Fellowship: Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)
Residency: Otolaryngology

Toronto General Hospital (Toronto, Canada)


University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)
Degree of Doctor of Medicine

University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)
Undergraduate Degree

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Texas Medical Association
Harris County Medical Society

Honors and Awards

Scholastic Award Paper – “Improved Survival of Acute Skin Flaps with Amino Acids as Free Radical Scavengers” presented at the American Head and Neck Society – Denver, CO

Residents’ Award Paper – “The Effects of Glutathione and Vitamins A, C, and E on Acute Skin Flap Survival” presented at the Meeting of the Middle Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc. – Cleveland, OH

Candidate as Head of Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Fellow – American College of Surgeons


Yeung, C., et al.: The Effect of Glutathione and Vitamins A, C, and E on the Acute Skin Flap Survival. Laryngoscope, 97:1176-1179, 1987

Yeung, C., et al.: The Effect of Hydroxyl Radical Scavenging on Acute Axial-Random Skin Glap Survival. Laryngoscope, 98:106-108 January, 1988

Yeung, C., et al.: Improvement of Skin Flap Survival with Calcium Antagonists. (In Press)

Yeung, C., et al.: Retropharyngeal Lymphangioma Presenting in an Adult. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 3:476-479, 9-90

Yeung, C.: The Endoscopic Approach: A Natural Rejuvenation. Aesthetic Trends & Technologies. 3/2003

Yeung, C.: Injectable Effective for Lips. Cosmetic Surgery Times. 1/2003

In the News

“Minimal Invasive Facelift Surgery” – Channel 11 CBS News Special Report – Houston, TX

“Endoscopic Sinus Surgery” – Channel 2 NBC News Special Report – Houston, TX

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