Neck Lift

Is the sagging skin on your neck making you look older than you feel?

Restore your confidence with a neck lift at Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery on the Main Line, PA.

Dr. Christopher R. Hove is a double board-certified plastic surgeon highly experienced in delivering natural-looking neck lifts.

"I couldn't be happier" 5-Star Reviews From Main Line, PA, Patients


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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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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What Is a Neck Lift?


A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the neck and jawline to give patients a smooth, youthful appearance.

Is Neck Lift Surgery Right for You? Request a Consultation

There's no better practice to get a neck lift on the Main Line than at the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Christopher Hove is a native of the Main Line, PA, area. Initially beginning his practice in Southern California, Dr. Hove returned to the Main Line in 2008. He's a double board-certified facial surgeon who knows how to deliver natural-looking, impressive results to his patients.

In addition to being an exceptional surgeon, he also is well-versed in the academic side of his profession. Working as an instructor at Stanford University, Dr. Hove was able to dive deeper into the world of plastic surgery.

If you're curious about receiving a neck lift procedure, contact our Paoli, PA, office for a consultation:

(610) 647-3727

"He is the best." More 5-Star Reviews From Main Line, PA, Patients



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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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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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Stunning Before and After Transformations

Our Main Line Office Is the Surgical Destination

Dr. Hove's plastic surgery office in Paoli, PA, has become the go-to destination for transformative plastic surgery for the following reasons and more:

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Artistic Skill

Dr. Hove is a true artist, with an approach more akin to a sculptor than a surgeon. He is an accomplished graphic artist who has had illustrations published in various medical journals and textbooks. His artistic viewpoint allows him to envision exactly how to complete a neck lift in the best way possible for each patient. 

Elite Mentor

Dr. Hove studied under a founding member of his specialty's academy, Richard L. Goode, MD. Dr. Goode was a world-renowned otolaryngologist who taught students and treated patients at Stanford for decades. Learning from this acclaimed and pioneering doctor gave Dr. Hove a unique background that he still draws upon to this day.

Request Your Neck Lift Evaluation

As a double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hove has the knowledge and skill to accurately evaluate any patient who comes into his office. When you come in for your neck lift evaluation, he will take the time to understand your goals and needs before answering any and all questions you may have about the procedure. 

If you and Dr. Hove do decide to move forward with neck lift surgery, you will be doing so with the full confidence that your neck and face are in the hands of a surgeon who will deliver the personalized, quality surgery you deserve.

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Types of Neck Lift Techniques

Our Main Line, PA, office uses three neck lift techniques to help patients achieve their desired results. Dr. Hove can discuss different combinations of techniques and incision locations at your consultation.


Cervicoplasty is the process of removing the excess skin on the neck. This technique rids the appearance of deep wrinkles to create a smooth, youthful appearance. 


Platysmaplasty involves removing or altering the neck muscles for improved appearance. Platysmaplasty is often paired with cervicoplasty to complete a neck lift procedure.


If a patient has a double chin or excess fat they wish to remove from the neck and jawline, Dr. Hove will perform liposuction along the neckline to remove these stubborn pockets of unwanted fat.

Let's Talk About Your Goals Request a Consultation With a Facial Plastic Surgery Expert

Plastic surgery is more widely available than ever before, making it more important than ever to make sure you choose the right surgeon. Dr. Hove focuses exclusively on procedures that enhance the face and neck, and is a former clinical instructor at Stanford University. As his patient, you can feel confident knowing that your goals are being realized by a leader in plastic surgery who has built a career and reputation on the results he achieves through neck lifts and other facial plastic surgery procedures. 

Dr. Hove will take plenty of time to discuss your goals and make sure that your procedure is customized to your specifications. Ready to start exploring what is possible through facial plastic surgery performed by an authority in the field? Reach out to us online or call now:

(610) 647-3727

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Preparing for Your Neck Lift Surgery

Dr. Hove reviews personalized guidelines with each patient on how to prepare for surgery. Following these instructions can help make your surgery safer and more effective. These are some general guidelines he often gives before any surgical procedure:

  • Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin and herbal teas or herbal medications. These substances should be avoided because they increase the risk of bleeding during surgery.
  • Do not use any nicotine products for about two weeks before surgery. Similarly, abstain from alcohol for five days before the operation. Nicotine and alcohol have adverse effects on the blood stream, making it more difficult to control blood loss during surgery.

Natural Results Nationwide

"Dr. Hove focuses on natural-looking results. He's treated patients on both the West and East Coast and has improved his practice through meeting the needs of each and every patient."

The Neck Lift Procedure

Our practice is the go-to plastic surgery office in the Main Line area. Other plastic surgeons refer their patients to us for more complex procedures.
Our practice is the go-to plastic surgery office in the Main Line area. Other plastic surgeons refer their patients to us for more complex procedures.


Come into our Main Line area office for a consultation with Dr. Hove. Our plastic surgeon will listen to your cosmetic goals and develop a surgical plan to meet them.

Relax With Anesthesia

The process of a neck lift is virtually painless thanks to anesthesia. Neck lift surgery can take a few hours, but sedation and anesthesia make the time pass much quicker.

Depending on the complexity of your surgery and your unique needs, Dr. Hove will either use local anesthesia, which keeps the patient conscious, or general anesthesia, which puts the patient into a deeply sedated state.

Undergo Surgery

During the procedure, your doctor will use a combination of cervicoplasty, platysmaplasty, and liposuction depending on the plan he's created for you.

Small incisions are made behind the lower part of the ear and sometimes under the chin. These incisions are closed with stitches or sutures.

Recover After the Procedure

Patients often report that pain is minimal following the neck lift procedure. Bruising and swelling may occur after the procedure. Apply ice to the neck continually for the first 48 hours to reduce bruising.

Your doctor may prescribe pain medication for lingering discomfort, but often over-the-counter medication works to manage any discomfort after a few days. 

Achieve Natural-Looking Results Contact Us Today

Dr. Hove is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has spent years performing procedures that improve the appearance of the face and neck. He can provide you with a dramatic transformation that leaves you looking youthful and more defined.

If you're on the Philadelphia Main Line, and you want to turn back the clock on your appearance, fill out our contact form or reach out to our Paoli office:

(610) 647-3727

Our Main Line Neck Lift Surgeon Receives Stellar Reviews From Patients


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. I asked my cancer surgeon for the name of the very best plastic surgeon that he knew of and told him I was willing to travel anywhere to get the best possible result. He gave me two names of top cosmetic surgeons but said the number one best guy is Dr. Hove... I highly recommend Dr. Hove to anyone who needs cosmetic plastic surgery.

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Devyn Keenan

Paoli, PA


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Revision surgeries are definitely scary & more complex but I would definitely recommend Dr. Hove! I look back at pictures now & I look like a completely different person but still me, or finally me! My nose was always something I was trying to hide or turn to certain angles and now thanks to Dr. Hove I have so much more confidence & am proud of my 'cute' nose! I trust Dr. Hove with my face so much that I also recently had an Upper Blepharoplasty & lower pinch & would 100% recommend Dr. Hove for this procedure as well. Thank you so much, Dr. Hove!

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Complementary Procedures

Patients often combine their neck lift treatment with other facial surgery procedures for a more youthful appearance and comprehensive makeover. A few popular complementary procedures Dr. Hove offers are:


While the neck lift procedure leaves your neck smooth and youthful, it doesn't affect your face. Patients may choose to have a facelift and a neck lift to complete their cosmetic makeover. 

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Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty, otherwise known as eyelid surgery, helps remove excess skin from the eyelid area and tighten the eyelids in the process. This procedure can awaken your expression to match the youthful look of your neck.

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Brow Lift

Paired with a neck lift, a brow lift can transform angry expressions and a worried appearance into a face that's lively and youthful. By removing forehead lines, you can better communicate what you feel on the inside.

Learn More About the Brow Lift Procedure

Financing Is Available

Cosmetic procedures can boost confidence and make people feel more comfortable in their bodies. We want to make these benefits accessible, which is why our office in Paoli serving the Main Line offers financing through CareCredit®. This third-party lender allows patients to pay for treatment in affordable monthly installments with little or no interest, so your cosmetic procedure can fit your budget.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There is no substitute for having a consultation with a surgeon to get the best answers to your questions about neck lift surgery. But to give you a frame of reference in the meantime, we have provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we encounter:

How long will I need to take off work for recovery?

This depends largely on the extent of treatment you received and the type of job you have, but in general, patients can expect to need about a week away from their jobs. If your work requires considerable physical activity or you've had an extensive procedure, you may need more time away from work.

My jawline lacks definition. Do I need a neck lift or a facelift?

This depends on the cause. If you have a double chin, a neck lift may be an excellent solution for removing loose skin and fat and tightening the muscle. However, if your lack of chin definition is primarily the result of skin laxity in the lower face, a facelift may be the better solution. During your consultation, Dr. Hove can determine which approach will achieve the results you want.

Will people notice my scars after surgery?

Not if you choose the right surgeon and take care of your incisions after surgery. Dr. Hove is an authority in facial plastic surgery. When he removes loose neck skin or makes incisions to access the underlying tissues, he uses refined techniques that result in minimal scarring, often in places that are inconspicuous or easily concealed with your hair. After your procedure, you can use sunscreen and take other precautions to help your scars fade considerably and remain subdued.

Focused on the Head and Neck

"Plastic surgery is more widely available than ever before, making it more important than ever to make sure you choose the right surgeon. Dr. Hove focuses exclusively on procedures that enhance the face and neck, and is a former clinical instructor at Stanford University."

We Also Offer Non-Surgical Solutions

Dr. Hove wants all of his Main Line patients to have the ability to develop the youthful, attractive look they desire. To this end, he offers a variety of non-surgical procedures, like: 

These procedures can be combined with a neck lift to allow for more dramatic improvements. Some patients may also want to try out these treatments before making the jump to a full-fledged cosmetic surgery.

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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