Plastic Surgery

Thuy-Van Tina Ho, MD

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Tina Ho is a fellowship-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and board-certified head and neck surgeon serving greater Philadelphia. She attended the College of William and Mary as a 1693 Scholar, part of the university’s most selective merit-based scholarship program. Dr. Ho then obtained a degree in medicine at the University of Virginia, where she received several honors, including the Vietnamese American Medical Association National Scholarship. She matched into the highly competitive specialty of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and completed a five-year residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, one of the top clinical programs in the country. Dr. Ho then pursued a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago and trained under Dr. Dean Toriumi and Dr. Steven Dayan, world-renowned leading authorities in rhinoplasty and injectable procedures.

Dr. Ho is a highly respected female surgeon in the medical community, noted for her charitable work, scientific contributions, and impressive leadership. She is a proud member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. As a female facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho is both approachable and relatable to her patients and strives to empower them. Her philosophy is to provide the highest standard of individualized care with natural results in Philadelphia for a broad spectrum of facial rejuvenation and reconstructive procedures.

Our Office

Dr. Ho welcomes and cares for her cosmetic and reconstructive patients at both of the Haverford and Philadelphia locations. The Haverford office is located on West Lancaster Avenue just off of the Main Line. The Philadelphia office is located in Center City just east of Rittenhouse Square. Dr. Ho and her highly trained medical staff strive to maintain an atmosphere that is inviting, personal, and confidential for all of her patients. Dr. Ho caters each patient visit to the individual interests and goals of the patient to ensure that they receive the best treatment possible.

Our Services

As a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Ho specializes exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive procedures of the head and neck region, including rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery.

Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

Rhinoplasty is regarded as one of the most delicate and most difficult plastic surgery procedures because it alters the central characteristic of the face. Nose surgery can be performed to change the appearance of your nose as well as to improve your nasal breathing. Dr. Ho specializes in rhinoplasty and will implement the most suitable techniques to improve the breathing function and shape of your nose and elegantly restore facial harmony.

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Rhytidectomy (Facelift)

When features of the face begin to appear lackluster and show signs of aging, facelift surgery can significantly improve these issues. Depending on your particular concerns and aesthetic goals, Dr. Ho will tailor her facelift technique accordingly to bring back contour and youth to your face in a natural way.

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Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Bright, youthful eyes devoid of bags are ideal but difficult to achieve with non-surgical remedies alone. Your eyes are the first features of your face to show signs of aging and will be beautifully rejuvenated by Dr. Ho with minimally invasive eyelid surgery.

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Fat Transfer

Facial features such as cheeks and lips that have lost volume due to aging or are naturally flat or thin can be augmented surgically with fat transfer. Dr. Ho will perform a safe and gentle technique to harvest fat from another part of your body and transfer it to your face to create a more defined, youthful appearance.

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The jawline and neck areas are not immune the aging process. Gravity forces over time lead to jowling with decreased jaw definition, increased neck skin laxity, and neck muscle banding. Dr. Ho will use a natural and individualized necklift approach to restore more youthful definition to your jawline and neck.

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Eyebrows tend to descend with age and can make the eyes appear more tired or sad. Depending on the nature of your aesthetic concerns and goals, Dr. Ho will select the most suitable browlift technique to give your eyes a fresh and more youthful look.

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Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping Surgery)

Birth defects, accidents, or trauma can lend to a misshapen, protruding, or deformed ear. Dr. Ho will help reshape and refine ears with hidden scars and beautiful results.

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Chin Augmentation

A weak or ill-defined chin can disrupt facial harmony, causing other facial features such as the nose to appear off balance. Dr. Ho will improve your facial features and create a more balanced jaw line with a straightforward chin augmentation surgery.

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Non-surgical treatment options are available to help improve facial harmony and youthfulness with less risk and no downtime compared to surgery. Dr. Ho possesses extensive training in various injectable procedures including neurotoxins, filler treatments, Kybella, and platelet-rich plasma and will work with you to develop the best, personalized non-surgical treatment plan to meet your aesthetic goals.

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