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Coronavirus Update

To Our Patients: Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What a very different world we have just in the past week. We understand how stressful this is- emotionally, medically, and financially. I am reaching out to communicate with you and the rest of our patients to hopefully help guide you as best I can. Through television, radio, internet news, and social media, we are bombarded with information every minute, and it is difficult to know what information is accurate. As a doctor with a background in scientific research, I believe in making decisions based on known or proven facts, not on hunches or conjecture. When it comes to your health, PLEASE consider the source of your information. For instance, you may have heard recently about a particular actor with a large social media following alleging he had a cure for the coronavirus. Or you may have heard that a particularly well-known professional baseball player was consulted on how to handle the pandemic. If I want to be entertained, or want to improve my batting average, I would consult with those people. If I have concerns about what medication to put into my body, or how to improve a worldwide public health crisis, I would prefer consulting with someone who has devoted their life to researching those topics.

That being said, I would encourage using the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website ( as your main source for information. It is straightforward, science-based unbiased advice regarding this particular strain of coronavirus, COVID-19

To further assist you, we are adjusting our office policy. We are keeping the office open for your health needs, but we are restricted from scheduling certain surgeries at the Paoli Surgery Center and Main Line Health Hospitals (injuries/fractures, and cancer cases are permitted) to help conserve limited resources, and limit your unnecessary exposure unknowingly to the virus. In our office, we are wearing masks, pre-screening patients, measuring temperatures on everyone (including staff), further spacing appointments, having patients wait in their cars to reduce proximity, and arranging telemedicine (video appointments) when possible. Of course, we continue to disinfect our exam rooms between every patient, much as we always have been doing. We may not be able to immediately answer your phone call, but we will return your calls.

Sorry for such a long message, but I needed to share all of this with you. Please be smart and stay safe!

Christopher Hove, MD


Christopher Hove, MD

Signs that a Facelift Is Right for You

A middle-aged woman smilingIf you would like to fight signs of advanced age and improve your overall appearance, you should consider getting a facelift, a popular anti-aging facial plastic surgery procedure. Dr. Christopher Hove has helped countless people in the greater Paoli, PA area look more refreshed and years younger.

Some people wonder if a facelift is right for them. The team at the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery would like to go over some signs that a facelift is the right cosmetic treatment for your needs.

Common Patient Age for a Facelift

Most patients who undergo a facelift tend to be between the ages of 40 and 60. Around this time, the effects of age can be quite pronounced on the face, with deep lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. By the time you reach your 40s, you may start contemplating facial plastic surgery procedures, particularly the facelift.

Types of Lines and Wrinkles a Facelift Can Treat

A facelift is ideal for treating certain types of lines and wrinkles located in the middle portion of the face. That typically means sagging cheeks, weary eyes, loose facial skin, and deepening lines around the eye area.

You’ll notice these parts of the face are much more affected by the aging process once you reach your 40s and onward.

General Candidacy for a Facelift

So you’ve reached a certain age and notice sagging facial skin as well as various lines and wrinkles. You should consider visiting our Paoli plastic surgery center for a consultation. We can go over general candidacy for a facelift, such as you current health and wellness, issues with scarring, and your expectations for the surgery.

Knowing the Risks and Benefits of Surgery

Before undergoing any sort of surgical procedure, facelift patients need to be aware of all the risks and benefits that are associated with the procedure. This will help patients have a realistic expectation of the treatment process, which tends to lead to better recoveries and higher levels of overall patient satisfaction.

Facelift vs. Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments

Another important consideration is the potential for undergoing non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Cosmetic injectables such as BOTOX® injections and dermal fillers have been growing in popularity over the years, overtaking many facial rejuvenation surgeries. If you feel that cosmetic injection may be more ideal for you, you may want to consider these non-surgical alternatives to a facelift.

However, if you have tried non-surgical injections or feel that their temporary benefits are not suitable for your aesthetic goals, you should consider discussing a facelift with our team.

Discuss Your Facial Rejuvenation Options

There are so many options to consider when it comes to reducing wrinkles and fighting signs of advanced age. During your visit to our Paoli cosmetic surgery center, we can discuss all of these matters with you in much greater detail, and make sure all of your concerns are addressed.

Learn More About the Facelift

For more information about your many facial plastic surgery options, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic surgeon and skin care specialist. You can reach the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery by phone at (610) 647-3727.

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I believe that to excel in any career, one has to keep reaching, learning, and sharpening their skills, instead of resting idle on some self-declared title. At the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we continually strive to bring you the latest advanced techniques and products in the field of facial plastic surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive.

-Dr. Christopher Hove