Cosmetic Eye Surgery

Your eyes are your most dazzling, expressive features. They are one of the first things people notice when they look at you, so having any insecurities about the appearance or functional issues of your eyes can have a substantial impact on your wellbeing and confidence. Cosmetic imperfections in your eyelids and the surrounding skin can make you look older, exhausted, or even angry. Furthermore, sagging, drooping, creases, swelling, grooves, or other deformities can interfere with your vision, making it more difficult for you to simply go about your daily life.

At Dr. Michel Siegel’s Houston plastic surgery office, we’re dedicated to improving your appearance, health, and quality of life. Cosmetic eye surgery, or blepharoplasty, is an outstanding treatment option for patients who are unsatisfied with the look and/or function of their eyes. When skillfully performed by a top blepharoplasty surgeon like Dr. Siegel, this minor procedure offers monumental results.


One week after my rhinoplasty I walked into Dr. Siegel’s office to finally see the results. I’d waited for this moment for more than ten years- and I was nervous. I’d compulsively found every list online of botched nose jobs. I researched all the worst possible outcomes of recovery, but there I was just one week later; I wasn’t stuffed with gauze, there was no heavy bruising, and it certainly didn’t hurt. Just a simple splint and what felt like the longest week of my life waiting for that appointment.

- Jane D, Septoplasty

Dr. Siegel removed the splint easily and painlessly with a liquid solution and asked if I was ready to see my new nose. Seeing myself in the mirror for the first time after my surgery was unreal- it was a subtle, natural looking change, my nose finally fit my face. After waiting for nearly a decade, I finally felt like I had the nose that I should have been born with.

- Jane D, Septoplasty

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The Eye Surgery Process


The first phase of cosmetic eye surgery is a consultation. During this meeting, Dr. Siegel will discuss your desired outcome, and answer any questions you may have about blepharoplasty. There is no standard time for a consult – your appointment will last as long as it takes for Dr. Siegel to completely understand your needs and preferences. After discussing your concerns and your goals, he will generate a three-dimensional “before and after” image to help you picture your results. At this point, you and Dr. Siegel can make any necessary adjustments to ensure he exceeds your expectations for the procedure. At the end of this appointment, you’ll have a personalized plan in place to give you the natural-looking eye surgery results you want. Dr. Siegel is well-versed in many blepharoplasty techniques, and he can perform both upper and lower eyelid surgery to address a wide variety of cosmetic and functional concerns.


Whether it’s for hooded eyelids, bags under your eyes, or loose skin obstructing your view, each eye surgery will come with specific pre- and post-op instructions. For example, you may need to adhere to general rules for undergoing a surgical procedure, such as staying properly hydrated and avoiding medications that could interact with anesthesia. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Siegel and our team will go over each of the specific guidelines in detail with you. We will outline everything for your particular eye procedure, from the week before your surgery through the end of your recovery. With Dr. Siegel’s help, you will be completely ready to undergo and heal beautifully from your blepharoplasty.


Each eye surgery is as unique as the patient, so there’s no one-size-fits-all formula. Your blepharoplasty can be performed under twilight sedation (a light anesthesia) which ensures your complete comfort during the surgery but eliminates the side effects and longer recovery time of general anesthesia. Dr. Siegel’s expertise in facial plastic surgery, and experience allows him perform the surgery precisely to achieve natural and balanced results that will result in a refreshed, and not overdone, appearance.


Since Dr. Siegel focuses exclusively in the field of facial plastic surgery, he has a greater depth of experience and expertise than other blepharoplasty surgeons. This allows him to complete even the most complex procedures with minimal swelling and discomfort. Our patients often find recovery from blepharoplasty much easier than what they’ve heard from others or read about online. On the day of your blepharoplasty, you should plan on resting afterwards. Many patients are able to return to work after three to five days with no noticeable signs of surgery. For the first week or two following the procedure, you may want to wear sunglasses and avoid straining your eyes.

Why Dr. Siegel

When it comes to your facial appearance, preserving natural contours, knowing which features to enhance and which ones not to, will make the difference between enhancing your self or appearing unnatural.

Dr. Siegel is sought out by highly sophisticated, discerning patients because of his innovative, yet conservative approach to Facial procedures- achieving natural, rested, and proportionate outcomes that exceed patients’ expectations.