Get to Know Christopher R. Hove, MD
Dr. Hove's Education and Career
Dr. Hove began his professional education by attending Cornell University. There, he received a degree in chemistry. He continued his education at Temple University Medical School, graduating at the top of his class and receiving his medical degree at age 25 in 1996. Dr. Hove completed an internship and residency training at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Hove was mentored by Richard L. Goode, MD, a leading otolaryngologist and founding member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Hove first instructed at Stanford University before he founded his first practice in Southern California in 2002. In 2008, he relocated his practice, establishing Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery to serve the greater Main Line, PA, area.
Affiliations and Memberships
ACS: American College of Surgeons
CSFPS: California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
AAOHNS: American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
ABOTO: American Board of Otolaryngology
Board Certified: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Board Certified: Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Fellow of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto, CA
Member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, American College of Surgeons, California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Combining Artistry with Plastic Surgery
Dr. Hove is not only a skilled plastic surgeon, but also a talented artist with work published in medical books and journals. Since he was young, he has enjoyed painting and drawing, and his artistic talent informs his work as a plastic surgeon.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Hove
Dr. Hove's extensive education and training, along with his artistic skill, allows him to provide a range of surgical and non-surgical face treatments to help you achieve the best results possible. Dr. Hove also specializes in complex rhinoplasty cases, treating patients referred from other plastic surgeons throughout the greater Philadelphia area. He works with each patient to develop personalized care for natural-looking results. Education and integrity are cornerstones of his approach. As his patient, you can expect to feel informed and confident about the decisions you make.
If you are looking to enhance your facial features or function, contact us using our online form or call our Main Line plastic surgery center in Paoli, PA, to request a consultation with Dr. Hove today.
"Dr. Hove has incredible credentials and expertise." Hear From Satisfied Patients
I was very pleased with the patient care, bedside manner of Dr. Hove and treatment outcomes of my daughter’s surgery. I am a healthcare provider and have experience dealing with many physicians and surgeons and I can honestly say Dr. Hove is an excellent practitioner who is kind and caring with his patients. Covid has made it really difficult on healthcare providers and Dr. Hove’s office strives to do their best under these very challenging circumstances.View on Google
Dr. Hove and his team are great! Dr. Hove has incredible credentials and expertise. My results are beautiful. Dr. Hove closely listened to my goals, and my results are exactly what I wanted. My friends who had the same procedure done before me with other doctors in New York City wished they had gone to Dr. Hove after seeing my results. He was there throughout the entire process to address any concerns and to ensure that I was comfortable. His staff is also extremely kind and professional! I highly recommend this practice!View on Google
Featured Procedures Performed By Dr. Hove
This cosmetic surgery involves tightening loose facial skin and muscles to smooth lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.
BOTOX is a non-surgical procedure that helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. These injections rejuvenate your facial features without surgery.
Blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery that focuses on tightening and smoothing the skin around the eye area. This can also improve your peripheral vision.
This surgical procedure helps patients enhance the appearance of their nose as well as improve their nasal function.
Facial implants are surgically inserted in the chin and cheek areas to give the face more definition and symmetry.
Facial Trauma and Reconstruction
Dr. Hove proudly serves as an on-call facial trauma surgeon at Pennsylvania's Delaware Valley through the Main Line Health System at Paoli Memorial Hospital, Chester County's only Level II trauma center. Dr. Hove served as the primary facial trauma surgeon for the Southwest Healthcare System in Temecula/Murrieta, CA, and he was a clinical instructor in facial trauma management for the resident physicians at Stanford University Hospital. His services in facial trauma and reconstruction include treating fractures of the nose, cheekbone, and jaw, and soft tissue injuries such as cuts, lacerations, and abrasions to the face.
Dr. Hove is also well-regarded for facial reconstruction work after skin cancer removal. Difficult reconstruction cases are frequently referred to him.
Dr. Hove's Complete Services
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
- Chin Augmentation
- Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
- Facial Implants
- Forehead Lift
- Brow Lift
- Hair Transplants and Grafts
- Neck Lift
- BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections
- Chemical Peels
- Dysport® Injections
- Glycolic Peels
- Laser Peels
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Xeomin Injections
Why Dr. Hove Exclusively Treats the Face
Because of Dr. Hove's dedication to facial procedures, he does not offer breast implants, tummy tucks, or body liposuction. He feels these areas of the body deserve specialized attention, just as the face does. If you desire a facial procedure, you can benefit greatly from choosing a provider who focuses exclusively on this area.
More Satisfied Main Line Patients
Dr Hove and his team are tremendous. They are extremely accomdating and caring. As a physician myself, I am very particular about who I let operate on me. Having said that, I felt completely comforable letting Dr Hove perform my septoplasty (correction of deviated septum). He called me the night of the procedure and the following day to check in on how I was doing. I would recommend to anyone in need of facial surgery.View on Google
I've been to Dr. Hove several times and am going back in the next few months. I just want to say that he is an extremely knowledgeable physician. I think the fact that he is an ENT AND facial plastic surgeon--he's so specialized and it shows. My friend had her nose done by him. It was very subtle, but exactly what she wanted. It looks great. He listens very well to exactly what you want done and procedure-wise, is on the conservative side, which I prefer, because we all know w/ some cosmetic procedures, there's no going back!View on Google