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- Why Choose Dr. Tina Ho for Rhinopalsty
- What Is Rhinoplasty?
- Common nasal issues that can be addressed with Rhinoplasty
- Open versus Closed Rhinoplasty
- Dr. Ho’s Approach
- What Should Patients Expect
- Ideal Nose
- What Is Primary Rhinoplasty?
- What Is Septorhinoplasty?
- Difference between Cosmetic Rhinoplasty and Functional Rhinoplasty
- What Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
- What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?
- Teenage Rhinoplasty
- Cost of a Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty Patient Reveal and Testimonial
Why Choose Dr. Tina Ho for Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Ho stands out among her plastic surgeon peers in Philadelphia and Newtown as a rhinoplasty specialist with dedicated training in rhinoplasty including cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and ethnic rhinoplasty from one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in the world. She understands the complex and delicate nature of rhinoplasty as one of the most challenging procedures to master in plastic surgery and stays up to date on the latest techniques to achieve the best, most natural surgical results for her patients.
From the initial consultation to day of surgery to every follow-up visit, Dr. Tina Ho maintains an unwavering commitment to each rhinoplasty patient to maximize the success of their surgical outcome. She devotes the needed time and effort every step of the way of the rhinoplasty journey to ensure each patient feels comfortable and satisfied with their individualized surgical plan and results. Dr. Ho understands the importance of the nose as the central feature of the face and takes to heart the investment and trust each rhinoplasty patient instills in her as their surgeon.
Dr. Ho specializes in rhinoplasty and will implement the most suitable techniques to improve the breathing function and shape of your nose and to elegantly restore facial harmony. Dr. Ho is known by her patients as one of the best Philadelphia rhinoplasty surgeons.
What Is Rhinoplasty?Rhinoplasty is nasal surgery performed with the intent to improve the breathing function and/or appearance of the nose. This procedure requires the expertise of a surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery of the face. 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 are common nasal issues that can be addressed with Rhinoplasty?
Common nose issues that can be improved or corrected by rhinoplasty include but are not limited to:
- Broken nose
- Crooked nose
- Nasal bridge hump (Dorsal hump)
- Flat nasal bridge
- Bulbous tip
- Drooping nasal tip
- Nostril asymmetry
- Wide or flared nostrils
- Large nose
- Nasal obstruction
- Septal deviation
- Nasal valve collapse
Dr. Ho is experienced in improving all of these issues with rhinoplasty and will discuss with each patient her customized approach for each type of issue.
What are the differences between Open Rhinoplasty and Closed Rhinoplasty?
There are two main types of rhinoplasty techniques: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. Dr. Ho has an in-depth understanding of both methods, allowing her to use the approach that is most ideal for achieving the goals of each unique patient. She most commonly utilizes the open rhinoplasty technique.
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.
What Is Dr. Ho’s Approach to Rhinoplasty?As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho specializes exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive procedures of the head and neck region. She 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 is a widely known regional rhinoplasty specialist with patients seeking her expertise from beyond Philadelphia and Newtown to throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. 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 Should Patients Expect After Rhinoplasty?
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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
What Is the Ideal Nose?
What is Primary Rhinoplasty?
Primary rhinoplasty is one type of rhinoplasty performed on a nose with no prior history of nasal surgery. When performing primary rhinoplasty, Dr. Ho alters and refines the patient’s native nasal bones, cartilage, and soft tissue to create beautiful, natural results. This surgery is different from revision rhinoplasty, which involves surgery on a previously operated nose. Dr. Ho is experienced in both primary rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty and will tailor her surgical plan to the unique anatomy and treatment goals of each rhinoplasty patient.
What Is Septorhinoplasty (Functional Rhinoplasty)?
Functional rhinoplasty refers to nasal surgery that improves the breathing function of the nose. This type of rhinoplasty can address a deviated septum, nasal valve collapse, and other anatomic issues causing nasal obstruction and may be covered by medical insurance. Septorhinoplasty is one type of functional rhinoplasty that addresses both the external and internal framework of the nose to improve nasal appearance and nasal breathing. Dr. Ho is highly experienced in functional rhinoplasty and will evaluate each rhinoplasty candidate to determine if they qualify for this type of surgery. Click here to learn more about functional rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty.
What is the difference between Cosmetic Rhinoplasty and Functional Rhinoplasty?
Cosmetic rhinoplasty focuses on improving the outer appearance of the nose, whereas functional rhinoplasty is designed to restore nasal breathing. Depending on the patient’s anatomy, surgical goals, and whether they have nasal breathing issues, a rhinoplasty candidate may qualify for cosmetic rhinoplasty, functional rhinoplasty, or both. As a head and neck surgeon first, Dr. Ho possesses a thorough understanding of the nose from a form and function perspective and creates noses that not only look beautiful and natural but also breathe well for the long term.
What Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
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 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 in Philadelphia and Newtown including patients of Asian and African descent. Click here to learn more about ethnic rhinoplasty.
What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is an additional nasal surgery that takes place after a person’s first rhinoplasty procedure. It is typically a corrective procedure. A patient may be a candidate for a revision rhinoplasty if they demonstrate a persistent or new nasal deformity or nasal breathing problem that has not improved after they have fully healed from their initial rhinoplasty procedure. Revision rhinoplasty is often an even more difficult procedure compared to primary rhinoplasty, and revision rhinoplasty patients are at a higher chance of requiring additional nasal procedures in the future. Dr. Ho has extensive training in revision rhinoplasty, including experience in harvesting and using a patient’s own ear and rib cartilage graft material to create a natural, durable nose with a functional and aesthetically pleasing long-term outcome. Click here to learn more about revision rhinoplasty.
What Should I Know About Teenage Rhinoplasty?
In recent years, there has been a major increase in the number of teenagers undergoing nasal surgery for health and aesthetic reasons. There are several factors that parents must consider before approving this procedure for their children. The two main variables to consider are age and the motivation for undergoing surgery.
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.
More About Rhinoplasty from The American Academy Of Facial Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery.