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Thuy-Van Tina T. Ho, MD

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Center City DermatologyMedical Doctor1500 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102137.98 miles

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View 39 Befores & Afters for Dermal Fillers & Injectables, Rhinoplasty, Lip Augmentation and Injections and 7 more

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Top procedures performed by Thuy-Van Tina T. Ho, MD

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Dermal Fillers & Injectables

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Rhinoplasty

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Lip Augmentation and Injections

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Jawline Slimming with Botox

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Blepharoplasty

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Laser Skin Resurfacing

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Cheek Augmentation with Fillers

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Cheek Augmentation with Fat Transfer

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Liposuction

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About Thuy-Van Tina T. Ho, MD

Dr. Tina Ho is a highly respected female surgeon in the medical community, having offices in both Philadelphia and Newtown. She provides the highest standard of individualized care in greater Philadelphia for a broad spectrum of reconstructive procedures and is noted for her charitable work, scientific contributions, and impressive leadership.

Professional Title

Fellowship Trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Top Procedures

  • Asian Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox
  • Botox for Dimpled Chin
  • Brow Lift
  • Buccal Fat Removal
  • Buccal Fat Removal (Cheek Reduction)
  • Cheek Augmentation (Cheek Implants)
  • Cheek Augmentation with Fat Transfer
  • Cheek Augmentation with Fillers
  • Cheek Surgery
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Chin Augmentation with Soft Tissue Fillers
  • Chin Reduction
  • Closed Rhinoplasty
  • Dermal Fillers & Injectables
  • Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Earlobe Reduction
  • Earlobe Surgery
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Endoscopic Rhinoplasty
  • Ethnic Rhinoplasty
  • Facelift
  • Facials
  • Forehead Reduction
  • Hand Rejuvenation
  • Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery)
  • Jawline Slimming with Botox
  • Kybella®
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Lip Augmentation Solutions
  • Lip Augmentation and Injections
  • Lip Lift
  • Lip Reduction Solutions
  • Lip Reduction Surgery
  • Lip Reduction Surgery (Overview)
  • Liposuction
  • Liquid Facelift
  • Liquid Rhinoplasty
  • Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Transconjunctival Approach
  • Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Transcutaneous Approach
  • Microneedling
  • Microneedling Treatment
  • Microneedling with Radiofrequency (RF)
  • Mid-Facelift
  • Mini-Facelift
  • Neck Lift
  • Open Rhinoplasty
  • Otoplasty
  • Periorbital Botox for Crow's Feet
  • Restylane®
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Scars
  • Temporary Lip Fillers
  • Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty
  • Under Eye Filler
  • Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • V-Y Mucosal Advancement of the Lip
  • earFold™
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Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology

Years of Experience

8 years of experience

Education

  • Undergraduate School: College of William and Mary
  • Graduate School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Languages

  • English

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Testimonials

Dr. Ho is amazing! I recently had filler for the first time for my under eye bags and I look so much better...and it was virtually painless. I also love her for botox. —Elaine M., Under Eye Filler
Dr. Ho really took the time to understand the goals I was trying to achieve with Botox injections. Dr. Ho provided a plan that was truly individualized to me and the results have been amazing. I get a lot of compliments on how natural and fresh my face looks. —Hillary S., Botox
Dr. Ho is great and I am so happy to have a talented female plastic surgeon in Philly. She spent plenty of time with me, answering my questions and following up as much as I needed after my procedure. Highly recommend. —Aziza N., Rhinoplasty
Dr. Ho is a fantastic physician who understands the ideal aesthetics of the face. She injected my chin and lips with Juvederm to correct my under-bite and the results are incredible! She is a knowledgeable, caring person who truly cares about her patients. —Erin G., Dermal Fillers and Injectables
Dr. Ho took her time and care to ensure I would be comfortable with the procedure and post-surgery experience. She answered all of my questions honestly and carefully. She even provided a shopping list of items I could purchase to ensure my recovery and post-recovery process went smoothly. —Noreen H., Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dr. Ho's approach to Rhinoplasty?

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Dr. Ho possesses dedicated training in functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty from one of the top facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship programs in the country under mentor Dr. Dean Toriumi, a world-renowned leading authority in rhinoplasty. Dr. Ho dedicates ample time and effort with the aid of imaging software to establish realistic goals and expectations with every patient. She has the training and experience to implement the best surgical techniques, including the most suitable cartilage grafts and suturing maneuvers to improve the breathing function and shape of every nose. She always tailors her approach to the surgical needs and goals of the individual patient. Furthermore, Dr. Ho closely follows her patients after surgery to ensure that each patient heals well and is satisfied with their surgical outcome.

What can I expect after a Rhinoplasty surgery?

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An outer nasal splint cast is placed at the conclusion of the surgery to protect the operated nose. Every rhinoplasty patient will follow up with Dr. Ho one week after surgery for splint and suture removal. Post-operative pain is usually managed well with prescribed pain medication. Any immediate bruising and swelling after surgery can be managed well with icing and head elevation, with the majority resolving in two weeks from the date of the surgery. Residual swelling following this period will continue to improve significantly over the next six months to one year with gradual improvements or fluctuations noted years out. Improvement in nasal breathing is typically observed soon after most of the swelling has subsided. Dr. Ho seeks regular follow-ups with her patients to ensure that the results are satisfactory and that the healing process is going well.

Can other areas of my nose be corrected?

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Common nose issues that can be addressed by rhinoplasty include but are not limited to nasal obstruction, broken nose, crooked nose, septal deviation, nasal valve collapse, dorsal hump, bulbous tip, and nostril asymmetry. In many cases, additional facial plastic surgery procedures like blepharoplasty and the brow lift are paired with rhinoplasty to create a more rejuvenated appearance. Dr. Ho’s expertise is what makes her among the best to perform a rhinoplasty Philadelphia residents can rely on. Rhinoplasty is one of Dr. Ho’s surgical specialties, as she possesses dedicated training in rhinoplasty and a genuine commitment to evolving her technique and creating positive nasal outcomes. Each rhinoplasty procedure is uniquely planned and executed by Dr. Ho according to the anatomic findings and surgical goals of the individual patient.

What's the difference between open and closed rhinoplasty?

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Open rhinoplasty involves making incisions inside the nostrils and a small outer incision across the columella (the external skin between the nostrils), resulting in a fine post-surgical scar. Through this technique, Dr. Ho gains greater access to the tissues of the nose, including the underlying cartilaginous framework. Open rhinoplasty allows for more extensive tip refinement as well. Because of the greater access, patients who undergo this procedure may experience more swelling than with the closed technique. Closed rhinoplasty (also known as endonasal rhinoplasty) is a scarless version of the procedure in which the incisions are made only inside the nostrils with no visible external scars created. Closed rhinoplasty only allows for less extensive work to be performed, such as isolated dorsal hump reduction with a small amount of change to the nasal tip. The closed approach usually results in less swelling and a shorter healing period compared to open rhinoplasty.

Are there different steps to having an Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

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Patients of non-Caucasian ethnicity often desire rhinoplasty to help improve certain features of their nose. Most patients will seek nasal surgery to enhance the breathing function and shape of their nose and elegantly restore facial harmony that is still natural and consistent with their ethnicity. Common ethnic nose issues that can be addressed by rhinoplasty include but are not limited to dorsal hump, bulbous tip, flat dorsum, and overprojected nose. Dr. Ho has unique training in ethnic rhinoplasty and has performed surgery on patients of various ethnicities including patients of Asian and African descent.

Is a teenager a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

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The minimum age requirement for rhinoplasty is 16 years old. This ensures that most of the facial growth has already taken place, since further growth can affect the potential surgical results. Candidates younger than age 18 need written consent signed from their parents for general anesthesia and rhinoplasty surgery. If a teenager patient desires to change their nose just because they saw a cute or attractive nose on social media, they are not the appropriate candidate. The right candidate is one who has thought a lot about their nose for quite some time, has identified issues with its form or its functionality, and is committed to long-term changes. Dr. Tina Ho is an experienced rhinoplasty specialist and will determine with each teenager patient and their parents whether they would be an ideal rhinoplasty candidate.

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Credentials

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Raven Society
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society
  • Mortar Board, Inc. Leadership Honor Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Committee
  • Women in Facial Plastic Surgery Committee
  • Medical Missions Foundation
  • University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association
  • Up ‘til Dawn Philanthropic Organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • College of William & Mary Undergraduate Honor Council
  • W&M Vietnamese Student Association
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • John Orlando Roe Award
  • Devaiah Award for Excellence in Scientific Contributions
  • Edgar J. Shannon Award of the Z Society
  • William & Mary Career Center Multicultural Achievement Award
  • Lasallian Alumni Association’s “Illuminating the Way” Service Award
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine Leadership Award
  • University of Virginia Center for Global Health Scholar Award in Medicine
  • Vietnamese American Medical Association National Scholarship Award
  • Florence L. Smith Medical Scholarship Award
  • Tylenol National Scholarship Award
  • Commonwealth of Virginia’s Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Award

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