BROW LIFT AND EYELID SURGERY: PATIENT REVIEW AND RESULTS
“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!”
Botox Injection to the Upper Face: Progression of Results
The addition of facial fat transfer to my lower eyelid surgery technique allows the opportunity for broader facial rejuvenation, as other areas of the face can also be enhanced with fat injections at the time of surgery. The beautiful patient featured in this video underwent lower blepharoplasty with me.
Although we addressed her primary surgical goal of minimizing the appearance of her under eye bags, what stands out more to me in her before and after photos are her global facial fat transfer results. With added volume to her temples and cheeks, years have been taken off her midface and her eyes shine through even more.
What is a Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is a common treatment option for patients seeking to restore volume and shape to certain areas of the face including the temples, under eye areas, cheeks, and lips as well as to improve the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Fat transfer may be performed alone or in conjunction with other aging face procedures.
This procedure requires the expertise of a surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery of the face and understands facial anatomy well. Dr. Ho specializes in fat transfer and performs each procedure in an artistic manner according to the anatomic features and surgical goals of the individual patient.
This wonderful patient initially saw me for Botox and filler treatment. She returned for surgical consultation, bothered by her aging eyelids. We pursued upper and lower eyelid surgery including facial fat transfer and CO2 laser resurfacing to remove the redundant tissue in her eyelids and restore the much needed volume in her lower eyelids and cheeks. We are thrilled with her results!
What is Dr. Ho’s approach to Fat Transfer?
Dr. Ho dedicates ample time and counseling with every patient to select the best surgical plan that meets their expectations. In her approach to fat transfer, Dr. Ho injects the areas to be treated with slightly more volume than needed given the fact that not all fat transferred to the face will survive in the long run. She typically creates small incisions that heal well with minimal scarring and harvests fat from the thighs or abdomen.
Her surgical technique for facial fat grafting focuses on creating a natural, more youthful-appearing result that is tailored to each patient’s unique facial features. In addition, Dr. Ho often performs laser skin resurfacing in conjunction with fat transfer to improve skin tone and texture and further enhance a patient’s rejuvenated appearance.
What should patients expect after Fat Transfer?
Patients should expect immediate bruising and swelling in the face after surgery that can be managed well with icing and head elevation during recovery. These will typically resolve by one month out from surgery. Any bruising or swelling in the donor site areas can be treated in similar fashion. Post-operative pain is usually mild and managed well with prescribed pain medication.
Improvement in the appearance of the face is observed as soon as after most of the bruising and swelling has subsided. Dr. Ho seeks regular follow-up with her patients to ensure that every patient heals well and is satisfied with their surgical outcome.
– Dr. Tina Ho
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Dr. Ho is an amazing provider, surgeon, injector and teacher! She is very thorough when explaining what is going to happen during your treatment. And takes her time to ensure your perfect results! She is the best! I highly recommend anyone to book with her!
– Kelly Moore
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 Jadallah