Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Now seeing patients in Wayne and the surrounding Main Line area and Center City Philadelphia
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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.
A Patient’s Journey Through Eyelid Surgery with Dr. Ho
“Stunning work by Dr. Ho!!”
Dr. Ho performed an upper eyelid surgery and a lower face lift on my wife. The left eyelid was torn by a dog bite – it was gruesome. Dr. Ho came out in the middle of the night, 8 months pregnant to repair my wife’s torn eye. Her eyes look gorgeous. This prompted my wife’s decision for a lower face lift. WOW. My wife has the jaw and neck line of a super model. The jaw and neck line she never had. Stunning work by Dr. Ho!! Ask for pics and see for yourself!
What is Blepharoplasty?
Upper Eyelid Lift
“Dr. Ho took her time and care to ensure I would be comfortable”
Dr. Ho recently performed my upper eyelid surgery on December 3, 2020.I was looking “tired” at 54 y/o and she had suggested the upper blepharoplasty procedure.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.She called and checked on me a few hours after the surgery and a couple of days later.It was important to Dr. Ho that I felt cared for and supported throughout the process.I am beyond thrilled with my results! The down time to heal was very minimal (two weeks). We are already discussing lower eyelid surgery for 2021.Thank you Dr. Ho for helping this middle aged woman feel like a better version of herself!
Lower Eyelid Lift
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Double Eyelid Lift
Double eyelid surgery, or Asian blepharoplasty, is a variation of cosmetic eyelid surgery offered by Dr. Tina Ho to create creases in the upper eyelids. A patient who lacks upper eyelid folds may be an ideal candidate for this procedure. For a double eyelid lift, excess skin and fat may be removed during this procedure for additional rejuvenation. This surgery requires the expertise of a surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery and understands Asian eyelid anatomy well. Dr. Ho’s expertise in blepharoplasty, with a focus on double eyelid surgery, is what makes her among the best options Philadelphia residents can rely on. Click here to learn more about Asian blepharoplasty.
Dr. Ho’s Approach to Blepharoplasty
What should patients expect after Blepharoplasty?
Each blepharoplasty procedure is different and catered to the individual patient. Therefore, the types of incisions utilized as well as extent of swelling, bruising, and tenderness that occur after surgery will vary by patient. Every blepharoplasty patient will follow-up with Dr. Ho one week after surgery for suture removal. Each patient will then follow-up again at weeks to months out at regular intervals for re-evaluation. The down time for blepharoplasty is usually minimal; most patients can return to normal daily activities apart from heavy lifting, straining, and strenuous activity the day after surgery. Patients should expect immediate bruising and swelling after surgery that can be managed well with icing and head elevation and typically resolve by two weeks out from surgery. Patients who undergo additional fat transfer may experience more lingering swelling that may take up to one month to resolve. Post-operative pain is usually mild and managed well with prescribed pain medication. Improvement in the appearance of the eyelids is typically observed immediately or after most of the bruising and swelling has subsided. Eyelid skin heals quickly, and blepharoplasty incisions usually heal well with minimal scarring. Dr. Ho seeks regular follow-up with her patients to ensure that every patient heals well and is satisfied with their surgical outcome.
Patient Details Her Surgical Experience and Results
This beautiful patient was bothered by her tired appearing eyes and indiscernible upper eyelids. One in-office upper blepharoplasty later, her eyes look and feel more lifted and have regained that sparkle and the center of attention in her face. In this video, the patient is only two months out.
“Words Cannot Describe the Amazing Dr. Tina Ho”
Initially, I had blepharoplasty (eyelid) surgery with Dr. Ho. She was great, talked me through the procedure, excellent post follow up. A week into my recovery, a dog bite to the eye – terrible! Because it was at night, I went to the ER and waited for hours. I was so upset! I called Dr. Ho and she came – 8 months pregnant – in the middle of the night. She worked on my eye for hours to repair the torn eyelid. The bite was terrible, but Dr. Ho went above and beyond. Her post op follow up was weekly. My eyes look amazing. The eye that was injured is healed and thanks to Dr. Ho, you can’t even tell. Dr. Ho is a highly skilled surgeon, first and foremost. She is meticulous, provides honest feedback, and cares tremendously about her patients. I’m lucky to have her as my surgeon. I’m a raving fan for life!
What are other surgical procedures that are routinely performed with Blepharoplasty?
It is common for other procedures to be performed at the same time as blepharoplasty surgery, depending on the patient’s anatomic issues and surgical goals. They include but are not limited to the following: facelift, neck lift, browlift, fat transfer, and laser skin resurfacing. Dr. Ho is experienced in a wide range of aging face procedures and will thoroughly evaluate each blepharoplasty candidate and discuss with them whether they would benefit from additional procedures at the time of their surgery.
What are the Ideal Eyelids?
What is Double Convexity or Double Bubble Deformity?
Over time with aging, the soft tissues of the midface region descend due to the forces of gravity, resulting in an increased demarcation and convexity occurring at the lower eyelid-cheek junction. The additional process of fat herniation (protrusion of orbital fat through a weakened septum layer) creates a second convexity in the lower eyelid. The double convexity deformity may be minimized with non-surgical treatment options such as filler injection or may ultimately require surgery for definitive improvement. Dr. Ho is experienced in the management of the aging eyes and midface and will discuss with each patient the best treatment options to address their aesthetic concerns and goals.
What is Tear Trough Deformity?
Tear trough deformity refers to a concavity or hollowed out appearance in the lower eyelid region. Patients with tear trough deformity may present with concerns of dark circles or tired look in their lower eyelids. Several anatomic factors associated with this issue include descent of the cheek soft tissue, loss of facial volume, underdevelopment of the lower eyelid-cheek complex, and a defect in the orbital muscle. With aging, the combination of soft tissue atrophy and orbital fat herniation may accentuate the tear trough deformity. This condition may present in both younger and older patients and can be treated with a variety of non-surgical and surgical treatment options. Eyelid surgery may be used to treat some of these issues. Dr. Ho is experienced in the management of tear trough deformity and dedicates ample time and effort with every patient to determine the best non-surgical or surgical plan that meets their goals and expectations.
“I look ‘refreshed’ and … look ten years younger!”
I do not have enough words to express my joy with Dr Ho and her artistry! A couple of months ago, at the recommendation of a dear friend, I met with Dr Ho to discuss options for my eyes in particular. For the past five years or so, I had developed permanent dark circles and bags under my eyes (despite more than adequate amounts of sleep) and my eyelids were starting to look very hooded. Dr Ho was incredibly thorough during our consultation, clearly and plainly explaining her suggestions. Her demeanor is friendly and absolutely genuine. Furthermore, she is conservative with her approach so she will not try to “sell” you on something you don’t need….just keeping her eye on making you look your natural best! After my consultation, I decided to proceed with her recommendation of an eyebrow lift, upper/lower blepharoplasty (eyelids), facial fat transfer and laser resurfacing. My surgery went beautifully. Now is the best time to mention that Dr Ho’s bedside manner has the perfect balance of calm, nurture and confidence. Not once did I feel frightened or concerned in her capable hands. Additionally, she made herself available during the post-op period (still does) for any questions, concerns, etc., always responding in a timely manner!
Just a little over two months after surgery and I am already completely healed. Honestly, I was in great shape one month in but now you cannot even tell that I had anything done! All people notice is that “something” is different, I look “refreshed” and….the best one…..you look ten years younger! What is your secret??? My secret is Dr Tina Ho and I don’t mind telling everyone because if you are looking to refresh your look, this is a name you definitely need to know!
Blepharoplasty is an excellent way to rejuvenate the look of your eyes and take years away from your appearance. If you are interested in learning more about the surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Ho is a highly skilled, fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon who will help guide you through the entire process and address any questions and concerns you have along the way.