Training

Tucson facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Mikel Lo, has trained at the country’s most prestigious institutions. He received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, before returning home to Nebraska to attend the University of Nebraska’s 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. His residency was completed 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 Centre 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, while he became an expert in the cutting-edge cosmetic techniques of endoscopic brow and mid-facelift, 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 resulting from surgery.

Education

  • Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Arizona Centre Plastic Surgery, Tucson, Arizona
  • Anderson Plastic Surgery, Scottsdale, Arizona

Qualifications

Dr. Lo is an expert in ophthalmic plastic and facial cosmetic surgery, and 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 approximately 500 surgeons in the world to complete an accredited fellowship, pass extensive written and oral board exams, and complete a peer-reviewed thesis relating to ophthalmic and facial plastic surgery.

Certification

Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomat, American Board of Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations

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.

Lectures and Papers

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 it in the Southwestern United States. He 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 facelifts.