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Tucson facial plastic surgeon Dr. Mikel Lo has trained at the country's most prestigious institutions. He attended Stanford University and received his bachelor's degree. He returned home to Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska College of medicine. He excelled in his class and was awarded the Regent's scholarship for academic excellence. Following medical school, Dr. Lo completed his internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science center in San Antonio.
After residency, Dr. Lo completed two separate fellowships over three years to master the art of cosmetic surgery. He first completed an ophthalmic and facial plastic surgery fellowship at the Arizona Center for Plastic Surgery, which focused on plastic surgery around the eyelids and face.
His cosmetic surgery fellowship at the Anderson Plastic Surgery Center expanded his scope to general cosmetic surgery. During this year, he became an expert in cosmetic techniques, learning the cutting edge techniques of the endoscopic brow and midface lift, eyelid surgery, liposuction, and fat transplantation.
Dr. Lo continues to learn new techniques to give his patients the best results. He constantly searches for ways to improve results while minimizing the scarring and down time from surgery.
Dr. Lo is an expert in ophthalmic plastic and facial cosmetic surgery. He has performed thousands of procedures on the face and body. He is one of the few cosmetic surgeons who is a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Board of Ophthalmology.
As a member of the prestigious ASOPRS society, Dr. Lo is one of the approximately 500 surgeons in the world who has completed an accredited fellowship, passed extensive written and oral board exams, and completed a peer reviewed thesis relating to ophthalmic and facial plastic surgery.
Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomat, American Board of Ophthalmology
Northwest Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona
Dr. Lo has hospital privileges for the procedures he performs. By granting privileges to him, the Medical Executive Committee of the hospital has examined his training and considers him qualified to do these procedures in the hospital.
During his cosmetic surgery fellowship, Dr. Lo co-authored a paper published in the prestigious Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, on the new technique of endoscopic midface lifts. This was one of the first published articles describing this new technique. Dr. Lo is an expert in this technique and one of the only cosmetic surgeons performing this technique in the Southwest US. Dr. Lo has authored several articles relating to cosmetic and ophthalmic plastic surgery. Additionally, Dr. Lo has been an invited speaker at several national meetings relating to his surgical techniques in the endoscopic midface lift, lip augmentations, and face lifts.