Dr. Vu T. Ho, M.D.
Dr. Ho earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota (U of M) Medical School. He remained there for his residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, and then was selected for a Facial Plastic Surgery fellowship at the University of Michigan. While there, he also served as a staff physician and consultant at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Ann Arbor. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Facial Plastic Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
HONORS AND AWARDS
AAFPRS Leslie Bernstein
Resident Research Grant
Foundation Eivind Hoff
MN Medical Foundation
Univ. Of MN Merit
Dr. W. Stillwell Scholarship
Alice Tweed Tuohy
Other Lifestyle Lift Dallas Center Doctors:
|Fellowship||University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery,
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
|2006 - 2007|
|Residency||University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
|2002 - 2006|
|Internship||Hennepin County Medical Center - Minneapolis, MN
|2001 - 2002|
|Medical School|| University of Minnesota Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
|1997 - 2001|
|Undergraduate|| St. John’s University - Collegeville, MN
B.A. in Biology, Cum Laude
|1992 - 1996|
- Rhodus NL, Cheng B, Myers S, Bowles W, Ho VT, Ondrey FG: A Comparison of the Pro-inflammatory, NF-kappa B Dependent Cytokines: TNF-alpha, IL-1 -alpha, IL-6 and IL-8 in Different Oral
Fluids from Oral Lichen Planus Patients. Clinical Immunology, 114:278-
- Rhodus NL, Ho VT, Miller CS, Myers S, Ondrey FG: NF-KB Dependent Cytokine Levels in Saliva of Patients with Oral Preneoplastic Lesions and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Cancer Detection and Prevention, 29:42-45,2005.
- Irradiated Skin-Clinical Problems and Issues of Healing. In: Hom DB, Hebda PA, Gosain AK, and Friedman CD (eds) Essential Tissue Healing of the Face and Neck. BC Decker; in preparation by invitation.
- Endoscopic Assisted Repair of Maxillofrontal Fractures. Accepted for 2005 AAFPRS Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California.
- Edema Formation and Resolution in Skin Flaps; in preparation by invitation
Even her great granddaughter notices the difference
If Betty’s great granddaughter, Rylie Grace, fails to fall asleep for her nap, you can lay the blame on Lifestyle Lift®. Or, rather, you can blame it on the sudden absence of Betty’s “turkey gobbler” (as she refers to it), that extra fold of skin and flesh that hangs down below the chin on some individuals, especially as they grow older. It was her turkey gobbler—more specifically, Rylie Grace’sfascination with it—that really drew Betty’s attention to signs of facial aging.
“She liked to play with it,” Betty recalls. “She would pull on it and fiddle with it to get to sleep. And I said, ‘This has got to go."
Betty, 69, of Denton, TX, had seen ads for Lifestyle Lift® on television and in magazines, so was familiar with the procedure and its claims of making people look younger. When she asked her children for their opinion, they urged her to go ahead with it, reminding her that she is always doing things for others, but never for herself.
“I was hesitant, but they convinced me,” Betty says.
Betty made an appointment and, after going for her consultation, said, “Okay, let’s do it. Just like that.”
Although she admits being nervous, the procedure proved uneventful. Betty remembers feeling pressure but no pain. At one point, “He’s very good,” she says of Dr. Ho. “Very, very good. His manner, everything, is just wonderful.”
In addition to the work on her turkey gobbler (including liposuction), Betty had her upper eyelids done at the same time. She is very satisfied with the results. “Especially when looking at the before-and-after pictures,” she adds. Her children, though, disagree on the outcome—sort of. Some of them say that Betty looks 10 years younger, others say 20. It’s not an argument that Betty is likely to lose sleep over.
However, there is one member of the family whomight be losing sleep over the change in her appearance. Rylie Grace, age 9 months, no longer has anything to fiddle with when drifting off to sleep in her great grandmother’s arms. Now, explains Betty, “I have to sing to her … because she still wants to grab for it. She sits up and looks at me. She knows the difference.”
I didn't realize I had "old lady jowls" until I saw the before pictures. I am thrilled those are gone. thank you - June
Busy businesswoman sold by faster recovery time
It didn’t take Sondra long to make the transition from passive viewer to active consumer. After seeing the Lifestyle Lift® commercial on television, she wasted no time in calling to find out more. She was already in the market for a change, having begun investigating more traditional methods to address the aging that had been taking place in her lower face.
“I didn’t like my chin,” Sondra explains. “I’m 53 and it had really dropped.”
The main reason she was quick to respond to the TV ad was its claim of a shorter recuperation period than with the traditional procedures.
“What really sold me was, it was a faster recovery time,” she asserts. As a business woman, the prospect of getting back to work in short order was imperative. “You didn’t have a lot of down time [with Lifestyle Lift®], and that was important,” she says. The claims of the commercial proved reliable, for Sondra had her Lifestyle Lift® procedure done on the Wednesday before Labor Day weekend, and returned to work on the following Tuesday.
It wasn’t just the shorter recuperation time that sold her on Lifestyle Lift®, however. “I had been to two other doctors and did not feel comfortable with them,” Sondra recalls, but she and her husband, who accompanied her to her consultation appointment, were put “very much at ease” by the consultant at the Lifestyle Lift® Dallas office. “We both felt really comfortable with her,” says Sondra.
Of course, liking what you hear on television and feeling comfortable at the doctor’s office isn’t worth much if you’re not, ultimately, satisfied with your doctor and his work. But Sondra was not disappointed at this stage, either. Dr. Vu Ho, she says, “did a really good job. … I definitely look different. It was very good.”
Would she go back?
“It was a great experience, and if I ever have to have anything done again, I’ll do it with Lifestyle [Lift],” Sondra says.
Thank you so much for the new me. My friend is amazed at how I look. Tomorrow is the day I go back to the gym—can’t wait to see their reaction when they see me! Thanks again. –Dolores
My best wishes for you. May God always enjoy watching every detail of your life. Thank you for lifting my spirit, my self-esteem, and my self-confidence. –Amelia
I think you have done too good a job. My friend kept staring at me, trying to figure out what had changed. Finally, she smiled and said, “I know what it is; there must be a new man in your life!”
I am still enjoying my new look. Having my neck lifted is the best thing I have done for myself in a long time. You do good work and I tell everyone I know! –Nancy R.
No one could figure out what procedure I had done. My fitness trainer commented that I looked like I had lost weight and that my face seemed thinner! –Susan
I am very pleased with my results. Now I am ready to find me a companion! –Pamela
My husband I wanted to compliment you on what a nice job you did on me! –Nancy S.