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.

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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

American College of Surgeons Founded in 1913 Omnibus per Artem
Facial Plastic Surgery - American Academy of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.
American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Est. 1924
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Facial Plastic Surgeon Board Certified ABFPRS
The California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
The American Board of Otolaryngology
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and 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.
Sketch of woman

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 and staff with patient

"Dr. Hove has incredible credentials and expertise."  Hear From Satisfied Patients


Susan Lempert


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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.

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Hannah G


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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!

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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.

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BOTOX is a non-surgical procedure that helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. These injections rejuvenate your facial features without surgery.

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Blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery that focuses on tightening and smoothing the skin around the eye area. This can also improve your peripheral vision.

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This surgical procedure helps patients enhance the appearance of their nose as well as improve their nasal function.

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Facial Implants

Facial implants are surgically inserted in the chin and cheek areas to give the face more definition and symmetry.

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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

Non-invasive Rejuvenation

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.

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Ron Lincow


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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.

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Laura Lerro


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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!

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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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