Philadelphia’s Female Facial Plastic Surgeon
Empowering Patients with Beautiful, Natural Results
Please note online appointments can only be booked for our Wayne office at this time. Please call 267.627.6463 to schedule appointments with Dr. Ho in Center City (Philadelphia).
For consultations or treatment visits booked online, a consultation or deposit fee of $150 will be charged at the time of scheduling.
Dear Prospective Patient
As a fellowship-trained and double-board certified facial, head and neck plastic and reconstructive surgeon, I specialize exclusively in the head and neck area. I enjoy both the reconstructive and cosmetic aspects of facial plastic surgery and strive to pursue achieving both form and function in my practice.
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My head and neck surgery residency training experience further clarified and strengthened my dream of becoming a facial plastic surgeon and enabled me the opportunity to participate in a medical mission trip in Antigua, Guatemala as a surgeon. I 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.
As a fellowship-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a board-certified head and neck surgeon, I specialize exclusively in the head and neck area. I enjoy both the reconstructive and cosmetic aspects of facial plastic surgery and strive to pursue achieving both form and function in my practice. I find each Mohs defect case to be a new suspenseful puzzle where the outcome is never the same. One of my favorite surgical procedures is rhinoplasty; it is one of the most difficult procedures in plastic surgery as it alters the central characteristic of the face and requires both a mathematical foundation and artistic intuition.
From the initial consultation, I make it clear to every patient my treatment approach and philosophy: keep it conservative and natural. My objective is to meet the reconstructive or rejuvenation goals of each patient with them leaving my office refreshed and confident without the rest of the world knowing what we exactly did. I believe my treatment philosophy is in line with the goals of care of many patients, as they desire to both look and feel good but in the context of staying true to themselves and their natural appearance. I am committed to dedicating the necessary time and effort in counseling every patient regarding their treatment goals and realistic expectations. It is important that I establish and maintain comfort and trust with each patient, as they are trusting and investing their face in me.
As an avid aficionado of Impressionist art, I always zero in on the finest details and then take a step back to take in the bigger picture—a perspective I also apply to my facial plastic surgery practice. As both a former surgical patient and a surgeon, I always keep with me the insight that the appearance of the scars often matters greatly to the patient and always strive to perform my best closure at the end of any surgery, to make every stitch count and be perfect. As a female facial plastic surgeon, I have the advantage of establishing and maintaining approachable, relatable, and empowering relationships with my patients, the majority of whom are female.
With my roots in my parents’ homeland of Vietnam and in my passion for service, I embody a service idealism in my facial plastic surgery practice of providing the best individualized care to my patients in greater Philadelphia and abroad. I invite you to seek an in-person consultation with me to discuss your cosmetic or reconstructive needs, and I look forward to meeting you soon!
Thuy-Van Tina Ho, MD
Facial Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Ho is fantastic! I had my first consult on a video conference at night; Dr. Ho was still filled with enthusiasm and showed how much she cared about my concerns. Then, the day of the procedure, Dr. Ho made sure I was comfortable, took before pictures, and answered all my questions. She goes above and beyond with her patient care and you really could not find someone else better than Dr. Ho.
Dr. Ho is one of the most skilled providers I have worked with. Her attention to detail, professionalism and ability to relate to her patients is second to none. I love working with and trusting my face to a strong women who has dedicated her life to her craft, and her patients.
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.
I am so happy to have found Dr. Tina Ho! I drive two hours to come see her! She’s worth it! She’s honest, has a great eye and really spends time with you discussing your concerns. I trust her knowledge and am very happy with my results!
Dr. Tina Ho is an exceptional Doctor. I have been under her care for over a year and highly recommend her. She is professional, honest, very knowledgeable and a delight to interact with. I have never felt rushed, which seems to be an epidemic amongst doctors. She is very thorough and kind.
Skin Resurfacing Treatments
CoolPeel is a revolutionary minimal downtime CO2 laser procedure that reduces fine lines, repairs sun-damaged skin, and improves skin texture.
At Tina Ho, MD Facial Plastic Surgery, we are excited to be one of the few plastic surgery practices in Philadelphia and the Main Line to offer the CoolPeel laser procedure. As part of our introductory promotion for a limited time, when you purchase a CoolPeel package (series of 3 treatments) with us, you will receive a complimentary Alastin Skincare Invasive Kit (a $345 value)!
Broad Band Light
At Tina Ho, MD Facial Plastic Surgery we are ecstatic to offer BBL which produces rejuvenation of the skin by reducing redness and pigmentation. This advanced intense pulsed light treatment diminishes sun damage, age spots, and scars across the face, neck, chest, and hands.
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What does a facial plastic surgeon do?
By focusing on reshaping structures of the neck and head, facial plastic surgeons are able to make a wide range of modifications to body parts. These alterations can be done to the chin, nose, ears, cheekbones, and neckline. Although many people visit a facial plastic surgeon to make cosmetic adjustments to features they would like to change, these surgeons are also a core part of improving the quality of life of those who suffer from diseases or injuries that could affect their appearance.
With the help of a facial plastic surgeon, there are many facial customizations available to you. Patients who come to see Dr. Tina Ho, MD, are generally looking for quality cosmetic surgery in Philadelphia that they can trust.
How much does facial plastic surgery cost?
The cost of facial surgery typically varies, and the price you pay depends on the amount of work that needs to be done. Before your surgical procedure, you willl have a thorough consultation with your surgeon to discuss everything you can expect from your operation.
You may also discuss potential cost estimates. Generally, the cost of plastic surgeries can range anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000 or more.
It’s also important to note that your insurance may or may not assist with the procedure. Insurance coverage for facial plastic surgery typically depends on whether the procedures are for medical or cosmetic purposes. In most cases, your insurance will not cover cosmetic procedures such as plastic surgery, but there are payment plans available that can help you chip away at the total cost of your surgery.
If you are interested in facial plastic surgery, it is essential to fully understand the costs that may be incurred from your procedure before you make the financial commitment. Make sure you speak with your surgeon about what fees you can expect to see and any other important details that may impact how your final cost will be factored. Nevertheless, you may be surprised at the range of fees that can go into plastic surgery, as some operations are much more affordable than others.
At Tina Ho, MD, Facial Plastic Surgery, we strive to offer affordable pricing and top tier facial plastic surgery for our patients in Philadelphia and beyond.
What is the best age to have a facelift or neck lift?
To be eligible for plastic surgery, a patient must be 18 or older. However, to secure a consultation for a facelift or neck lift, there is no age limit. Individuals from their early twenties into their nineties can enjoy all the benefits a facelift or neck lift procedure has to offer.
It is essential to understand that you should be in good health before pursuing a facelift or neck lift, and this can become more challenging as you age. However, the best age to have a facelift or neck lift is different for each person. When the face and neck start to develop sagging skin, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and other signs of aging, this would be the best time to look into a facelift or neck lift procedure. You also want to consider that getting a facelift or neck lift too early on in life can only be so effective and may deliver minimal results.
How much does a nose job cost?
Like most facial plastic surgery operations, costs can generally vary from person to person. A general baseline number you can work off of would be anywhere between $5,000 and $10,000. Then again, this can change drastically based on your location and the surgeon you decide to work with. Some of the costs that are considered for the procedure include anesthesia, medical tests, prescription medication, and surgeon fees.
A few factors that make up the surgeon’s fee generally pertain to their experience, the type of procedure used, and the actual location of the office itself. Unless the nose job is performed for a medical reason, it is unlikely that insurance will help cover the costs of the operation. This is due to the cosmetic nature of the procedure. However, this does not mean payment plans with the surgeon’s office will not be available to you.
What does a rhinoplasty do?
One of the most popular choices for facial plastic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty, is a surgery that focuses on changing the shape of the nose. The variations and customizations that are possible with this operation are vast. Although many people choose this operation for aesthetic reasons, it can also be helpful for a variety of health conditions and can even significantly improve breathing.
The procedure itself comes with a few different steps. Anesthesia is always needed, and the surgery will either be an open or closed operation, which is a reference to where the incisions will be located (either internally or externally). Then, the surgeon will move on to address the core reason for the procedure, which could be to restructure the nose to change its shape and size or even correct a deviated septum.
How much does Botox cost?
The fee structure for this procedure is a bit unique but also quite affordable when compared with other facial plastic surgeries. Botox is administered in units, and it generally takes around a minimum of 30 to 40 units or higher to achieve the desired results. Pricing may vary based on your surgeon, your location, and the number of units used, but each unit will cost $15.
It is fairly common for a Botox procedure to incur a total cost of around $300 to $1000 or more. A few factors that play into the total cost include how much surface area is treated, the amount of product that was used, and the surgeon’s fee. Depending on how prominent the wrinkles and fine lines are, this alone could add to the cost, as these factors are directly correlated to how much product may be needed to achieve the results you are looking for.
Which is better, Botox or Juvederm?
In the case of Botox versus Juvederm, one product is not necessarily better than the other. However, both serve specific purposes. Botox is best suited for wrinkles that are visible when the face is moving, while Juvederm and other filler brands are the optimal choice for wrinkles that are consistently present when your face is relaxed. You should also know that Juvederm and other fillers tend to be more expensive, but deliver longer-lasting results than Botox.
Juvederm is the better solution for wrinkles that are consistent and stubborn. In contrast, Botox is seen as a more temporary solution that will need to be repeated more often. Although Juvederm offers results that could last one to two years, it may not always be the best choice based on the current condition of your skin. Overall, a lot of this comes down to personal preference. Both options have their advantages, but Juvederm offers longer term results at a higher cost per treatment.
What is jawline contouring?
For those who are looking to modify the shape of their face, jawline contouring is an excellent solution, as the results can range from minimal to much more dramatic. As with any cosmetic procedure, it is a sensitive operation that requires a lot of discussion and planning beforehand. Jawline contouring procedures may be non-surgical, surgical, or both.
A few key points surround the purpose of jawline contouring, as it aims to improve facial symmetry, proportionality, and overall youthfulness. Downtime after the procedure is relatively minimal, but it is possible to experience some bruising and swelling during recovery. Jawline contouring also includes the chin, and can help with reducing jowls, eliminating double chin features, and delivering a refined front and side profile.
How much is jawline contouring?
Jawline contouring procedures can be relatively affordable compared with many other procedures. A jawline contouring surgery may cost roughly between $3,000 and $10,000 or more, depending on the work required. Filler starts at $800/syringe, and a minimum 2-4 syringes or more may be needed for adequate results (package specials start at $3000). Jawline contouring procedures are multi-faceted and have boosted the confidence of every one of Dr. Tina Ho’s patients.
You can expect the type of procedure and anesthesia that is chosen to also contribute to the overall cost. Unless the surgery is being performed for medical reasons, your insurance more than likely will not opt to cover the procedure. There are a number of materials that may be utilized in jawline contouring procedures, and these can vary based on the specific procedure used. Materials could include neurotoxins, fillers, and implants.