Eyes are a revealing facial feature that conveys our emotions. Sagging or baggy eyelids can leave you looking tired and older than you feel.

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, at the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery can rejuvenate your appearance and turn back the clock.

Learn how facial plastic surgeon Christopher R. Hove can create exceptional cosmetic results at our practice on the Main Line in Paoli, PA.

What Is Eyelid Surgery?


Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, targets the delicate eye area to tighten and smooth skin for a more alert, youthful appearance, and improved peripheral vision. Depending on the area of concern, your plastic surgeon can perform a lower or upper blepharoplasty.

Rejuvenate Your Eyes Blepharoplasty by a Leading Plastic Surgeon

Upper and lower eyelid surgery patient before blepharoplasty
Before The patient experienced heavy upper eyelids and puffiness under her eyes, which gave her a tired appearance.
Upper and lower eyelid surgery patient after blepharoplasty
After Thanks to lower and upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Hove gave the patient a much more youthful, vibrant appearance.

Can You Benefit From Surgery? Request a Consultation

Dr. Hove combines art and science to deliver personalized, thoughtful results to patients in the Main Line, PA, area. 

Dr. Hove is an accomplished graphic artist as well as a surgeon. His illustrations have been published in medical journals and used for national lectures. This artistic side helps Dr. Hove draft the best possible result for your surgery.

Artistic talent paired with medical accomplishments makes Dr. Hove the leading choice for many patients in the Main Line, PA, region. If you think blepharoplasty is the right surgery for you and want to learn more, contact our Paoli, PA, office for a consultation:


Eye sketch by Dr. Hove

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Lara Overk

Paoli, PA


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Dr Hove and Mel are excellent! I had a surgery with Dr Hove and I routinely go to Mel for skin treatments like Dermaplaning and Botox. My surgery went exactly as planned and I couldn't be happier - totally recommend the office

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Ethan Seeley

Paoli, PA


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5 star service! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend it to my friends and family. Not only is the pricing fair, but they always fit me in a timely manner.

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Serving Communities on the Main Line With Expert Care

Dr. Hove serves the needs of the Philadelphia Main Line from his conveniently located office in Paoli.

The towns of Overbrook, Merion, Narberth, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Haverford, and Bryn Mawr as well as Wayne, Paoli, and Malvern, all turn to Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery when searching for the finest cosmetic surgical care in the greater Philadelphia area.

More Reasons to Choose Our Main Line Practice

Facial Focus

At the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery,  we specialize only on the face and neck. This separates us from many other plastic surgery practices that perform procedures on the whole body. Our hyper-focus on the face has given us a heightened level of experience and skill, resulting in procedures of unparalleled quality. Dr. Hove’s facial surgery expertise allows him to provide patients with personalized care that achieves precise, natural-looking results. 


Comprehensive Care

Our team is able to perform many plastic surgery services right here in our Main Line office. This means our patients do not have to shuttle back and forth to different specialists to receive the look they want. Our skill and experience also allows us to perform many of our procedures without the need for sedation or general anesthesia. Our comprehensive care also includes our relaxing atmosphere and compassionate staff. 


Board Certification

Dr. Hove has earned board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology. Board certification requires passing both a rigorous written exam and a comprehensive oral assessment. Successful completion indicates specialized knowledge and abilities regarding face and neck science, surgery, treatment, and more. A certified surgeon must prove their commitment to otolaryngology by meeting continuing requirements every year. 

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Dr. Hove drawing on a sketchbook
Receptionist at the Welcome Desk

Hear From One of Our Blepharoplasty Patients

"I've never written a thank you note to a doctor before, but every time I look in the mirror I'm so happy with the way I look that I had to send you my heartfelt gratitude for my new eyes. Your kindness, patience, and caring manner went above and beyond what one would expect of a surgeon. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone who asks. I appreciate the honesty, understanding, and professionalism you afforded me from my initial consultation through the procedure and beyond." Rose B., Downingtown, PA

How Much Do "New" Eyelids Cost?

The cost of eyelid surgery depends on what type of anesthesia is used.

If you need help budgeting for blepharoplasty, you can inquire about financing through CareCredit®. The program helps break the total cost of surgery into affordable monthly payments. Dr. Hove and his team will answer any questions you may have.

Preparing for Blepharoplasty

Dr. Hove conducts thorough preparation and planning for each eyelid surgery. First, he assesses your medical history to make sure there are no unexpected obstacles during treatment, and to ensure you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty. It is also very important to him that he understands what you aim to achieve with eyelid surgery. This gives him insight into the type of eyelid crafting to recommend, and to set accurate expectations. 

Our doctor may also perform a comprehensive eye exam. This tests the form and function of your eyelids, assesses your visual field, and provides important photographs to help guide surgery. Collectively, this analysis can be used to provide compelling documentation to your insurance company, potentially supporting an insurance claim for your procedure if it is deemed medically necessary. 

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I have been seeing Dr Hove for 10 years. He is so kind and does an amazing job. I saw other plastic surgeons before him. He is the Best

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Lisa Booth

Paoli, PA


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I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Hove, I have been going to him for eight years now, I have no complaints! And the office staff is wonderful.

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Request Your Eyelid Evaluation

At Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we live out our mission of restoring confidence by restoring faces on a daily basis. Our unmatched passion and consistent performance have made us a leader in facial plastic surgery. Eyelid surgeries are renowned for giving our patients the natural, non-surgical look they dream of. 

Dr. Hove’s incredible skill and artistic approach allow him to craft surgical solutions that exceed patients' expectations. In a single consultation, he can evaluate your personal eyelid case and recommend the right path forward for you. All you need to do to improve your look and vision is call or write to us today. 


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​The Eyelid Surgery Procedure

If you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty, Dr. Hove can perform the surgical procedure on the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both eyelids, depending on your individual needs. 
Before and after eyelid surgery

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Over time, the upper eyelids become heavy and start drooping, giving the face a tired or even an angry appearance. By strategically removing a safe amount of excess skin and soft tissue from the upper eyelids, Dr. Hove restores a rested appearance while avoiding a "surprised" look. This type of eyelid surgery is a fairly quick procedure with a short recovery.

After numbing the upper eyelid skin, an incision is hidden in the natural crease from the inner to the outer corner of the eyelid. Excess skin and loose soft tissue are removed. Sutures are used to close the incision.

Even as a stand-alone procedure, upper eyelid rejuvenation can provide life-changing results.

Before and after eyelid surgery

Lower Eyelid Surgery

When most people think of problems affecting the lower eyelids, they think about bags under the eyes. This area is complex and this type of eyelid surgery can be performed in different ways. Sometimes the lower eyelid skin just needs to be tightened or resurfaced; sometimes excess fat needs to be removed; sometimes both approaches are required to provide patients with the best results.

During this type of eyelid surgery, incisions can be made on the inside of the eyelid or hidden below the eyelashes. This allows the incision site to remain hidden during recovery. Lower eyelid surgery can be performed under local anesthesia in the right circumstances. In such cases, patients can experience a quick recovery from their eyelid surgery.

Experience Safe and Effective Surgery Choose Our Board-Certified Surgeon Serving the Main Line

It's typical for patients to experience mild bruising and swelling after their procedures, but complications like shortness of breath and vision problems can develop on rare occasions. The chances of these complications developing are significantly lower when choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Hove serving Philadelphia's Main Line. He can safely and effectively remove the excess fat and skin around your eyes for a more alert and youthful appearance.

Dr. Hove will always be transparent about the risks involved in procedures, and he won't recommend anything if he thinks complications could arise. Contact our Paoli office to learn more about this procedure:

(610) 647-3727

"Our unmatched passion and consistent performance have made us a leader in facial plastic surgery. Eyelid surgeries are renowned for giving our patients the natural, non-surgical look they dream of. "

How Long Do Results Last?

The longevity of blepharoplasty results can vary from patient to patient; however, you can generally expect upper eyelids to retain their youthful appearance for five to seven years and lower eyelids to retain their appearance permanently. If you notice your upper eyelids starting to sag again, you could benefit from a second blepharoplasty surgery or a brow lift.

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Amanda Mabes

Paoli, PA


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Dr. Hove is amazing! He takes his time with you and really aims for perfection. Highly recommend!

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Harry Shull

Paoli, PA


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I recently had corrective plastic surgery done by Dr. Hove and I am very happy with the result. My case involved the cosmetic repair of my forehead above my right eye after cancer surgery. Many of his older patients looked 10 to 15 years younger after having their wrinkles and sagging skin tightened up. I highly recommend Dr. Hove to anyone who needs cosmetic plastic surgery.

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Christopher R. Hove, M.D.

Hove Center.
Leaders in Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Christopher R. Hove uses his refined skills and artistic touch to create exceptional results through facial plastic surgery. Specializing exclusively in facial procedures, Dr. Hove provides cosmetic and reconstructive surgery as well as nonsurgical enhancements. Dr. Hove is a member of:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hove at our Paoli, PA, office by contacting us online or by calling (610) 647-3727.

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