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...
Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos
Dr. Hove's Approach to Care
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"My Results Are Beautiful."
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.Read More Google Reviews
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!Read More Google Reviews
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Benefit from the Care of a Reputable Plastic Surgeon
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.
Advanced Rhinoplasty Techniques
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.
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.
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
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.
More 5-Star Reviews "His Results Are the Best."
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.View More Google Results
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.View More Google Results