March 3, 2021

Notice to Hove Center patients from Dr. Christopher Hove

Many of our patients have asked us about the availability of COVID vaccines. Even though our specialty is facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, we are still concerned with the health and overall well-being of all of our patients. We respect that deciding to get vaccinated is a very personal individual decision. 

For those of you who are interested in receiving a vaccine, we strongly recommend signing up through the Main Line Health System (Lankenau Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Memorial Hospital, and Riddle Hospital) to receive the vaccine as you may already be registered in their system.  If you aren't registered, it is easy to set up a private secure account.  To sign up to receive the vaccine or set up an account, please go to If you need assistance with any of this, please call the  24/7/365 portal or help desk at 484.580.1080.  

Please stay safe, 

Christopher R Hove, MD

Facelift vs. Necklift: Facial Rejuvenation Options By crhove on June 10, 2019

An older woman smilingIf you want to fight signs of aging and look your best, there are plenty of ways to do this. Dr. Christopher Hove offers patients in the greater Philadelphia, PA area the latest in facial plastic surgery and cosmetic skin care procedures. Some patient may benefit from a facelift to reduce the appearance of unwanted facial lines and wrinkles, while other patients may find more advantages in the necklift to remove sagging skin.

The team at the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery would like to compare these two effective surgical procedures. By discussing how each surgery works, you’ll get a better idea of which procedure is right for you.

About the Facelift

A facelift is a popular facial rejuvenation procedure that can help fight signs of advanced age. By tightening skin around the middle portion of the face, patients can look years younger. According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 121,531 facelifts performed in 2018.

Parts of the Face Treated by a Facelift

The facelift is ideal for treating wrinkles and sagging around the corners of the eyes and the cheekbone area. The procedure tightens the facial skin to combat the forces of gravity. This leaves the skin around the cheeks and eyes looking more supple and youthful in the process.

Good Candidates for a Facelift

Ideal candidates for facelift surgery are people who suffer from sagging of the facial skin. Typically these patients are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. They should be in good overall health and not suffer from medical conditions that would make surgical procedures such as this a health risk. When you visit our facial plastic surgery center serving the greater Philadelphia area, we can discuss eligibility for a facelift with you in more detail.

About the Necklift

The necklift is a surgery that is performed on a patient’s neckline. As people age, the skin of the neck tends to become loose and saggy. This can drastically alter the appearance of your face. The necklift removes the loose skin of the neck and creates a more appealing appearance in the process.

Part of the Face Treated by a Necklift

The necklift, as the name suggests, targets the neck. During the necklift, some revision may be made to the lower portion of the jawline as well. The surgery helps tighten loose skin and give a patient a much more youthful appearance in the process.

Good Candidates for a Necklift

Good candidates for a necklift are people who have loose skin along their neckline. These patients also tend to be in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, which is when loose skin becomes an especially pronounced issue. These patients are in good health and do not have medical issues that would prevent them from undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure.

Which Facial Rejuvenation Option Is Right for Me?

For people who have aesthetic issues affecting their upper- and mid-cheek areas, the facelift is the best option to consider. For patients whose issues are located around the neck and lower portion of the face, a necklift tends to be more ideal.

When you come to our office serving the greater Philadelphia area, we’ll evaluate your needs and go over your aesthetic goals. We’ll let you know which surgery is best for you and your needs in the process.

Contact Our Facial Plastic Surgery Center

To learn more about facelift, necklift, and other options for reducing wrinkles and fighting signs of aging, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic surgeon and skin care specialist. The team at the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery can be reached by phone at (610) 647-3727.

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

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