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Christopher Hove, MD


Are you unhappy with the appearance of your nose or having trouble breathing?

Rhinoplasty by our double board-certified surgeon can improve the appearance of your nose and your ability to breathe.

Find out why so many patients throughout Greater Philadelphia, PA, choose Dr. Christopher Hove for rhinoplasty...

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Dr. Hove has helped many patients throughout the greater Philadelphia, PA, area achieve improved nasal function and appearance with rhinoplasty surgery.

Dr. Hove's Approach to Care

Dr. Hove explains how he combines artistry and advanced medical training during every rhinoplasty procedure to help patients throughout Philadelphia achieve natural-looking refinements.

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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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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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Dr. Hove underwent extensive training before going into private practice:

  • He attended Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, where he received many academic honors, placing him in the top of his class.
  • He completed an internship and residency training in otolaryngology-head & neck surgery at Albany Medical Center Hospital, giving him hands-on experience that focused on the anatomy of the face, head, and neck. 
  • He was selected as one of only 38 physicians nationwide to undergo additional subspecialty training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford University.

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Advanced Rhinoplasty Techniques

Today's rhinoplasty techniques are more conservative and less invasive. This enables Dr. Hove to achieve natural-looking results while preserving critical nasal function and support structures. Dr. Hove is skilled in the use of open, closed, and reconstructive rhinoplasty. Because each nose is different, the approach he takes will depend on your unique needs:
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Closed Rhinoplasty

With this technique, the surgeon can change the shape of the nose by making incisions inside the nostrils. Many patients prefer the closed, or endonasal, approach because they think it is less invasive, but this is not always the case. If more extensive nasal changes are needed, the open approach may offer better results. In general, Dr. Hove prefers using the closed approach if only the dorsum (profile above the tip) of the nose needs to be changed.

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Open Rhinoplasty

With the open approach, the incision is very small (about 5mm), and is made near the bottom of the middle part of the nose between the nostrils (called the columella). When it heals, it is virtually imperceptible. If the tip needs to be sculpted, Dr. Hove prefers to use the open approach. The open approach is less disruptive to the cartilage and natural support structures of the tip; it also gives your surgeon the best natural view of the cartilage to produce the best shape for the tip.

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Reconstructive Rhinoplasty

The approach that plastic surgeons take to a nose job has changed dramatically in the past three decades. Nasal surgical techniques that originally gave excellent immediate results have led to some long-term problems with structure and function. Dr. Hove often performs reconstructive rhinoplasty on patients with these nasal problems.

The Rhinoplasty Procedure

When patients undergo rhinoplasty (a nose job) at our practice serving Greater Philadelphia, they can expect:


To keep you comfortable throughout the procedure, we will safely administer anesthesia.


Dr. Hove will create incisions within the nose or along the columella to access the bone, cartilage, and other structures of the nose.

Nasal Adjustments

Dr. Hove will make adjustments to the bridge, tip, nostrils, septum, or other structures of the nose to address your cosmetic concerns, improve your breathing, or both.

Protecting the Nose

Incisions will be closed, bandages will be applied, and a splint will be placed to help the nose maintain its new shape, prevent injury, and promote healing.

Rhinoplasty Recovery Timeline

Will My Eyes Be Bruised After Rhinoplasty?

This is much more likely if the bones (upper part) of the nose need to be reshaped. Even so, only about half of patients develop bruising. If bruising does develop, it usually lasts seven to 10 days. If only the cartilage at the tip the nose needs to be addressed, then bruising is not likely.

Will My Nose Swell After Rhinoplasty?

Yes, but Dr. Hove uses a splint during the first week to limit bruising and swelling. After the splint is removed, patients can use tape at night to keep swelling to a minimum. The vast majority of swelling is gone by three to four weeks. You may notice minor swelling changes for several months after surgery, mainly because you know what was done, but friends and family typically won't notice these subtle changes.

Is My Nose Packed After Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Hove does not routinely use nasal packing after rhinoplasty, which results in a much more comfortable healing period for patients.

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Amy Slutzky


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Dr. Hove and his team are incredible. They took such good care of me before, during and after my procedure. I would recommend this practice to any friend or family member. Lastly, I LOVE my results.

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Biddy P


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Dr. Hove is such a caring, talented facial plastic surgeon. He really listens. Several of my colleagues are his patients and they all agree - his results are the best - natural and enhancing. His team are first rate.

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Christopher R. Hove, M.D.

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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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