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Coronavirus Update

To Our Patients: Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What a very different world we have just in the past week. We understand how stressful this is- emotionally, medically, and financially. I am reaching out to communicate with you and the rest of our patients to hopefully help guide you as best I can. Through television, radio, internet news, and social media, we are bombarded with information every minute, and it is difficult to know what information is accurate. As a doctor with a background in scientific research, I believe in making decisions based on known or proven facts, not on hunches or conjecture. When it comes to your health, PLEASE consider the source of your information. For instance, you may have heard recently about a particular actor with a large social media following alleging he had a cure for the coronavirus. Or you may have heard that a particularly well-known professional baseball player was consulted on how to handle the pandemic. If I want to be entertained, or want to improve my batting average, I would consult with those people. If I have concerns about what medication to put into my body, or how to improve a worldwide public health crisis, I would prefer consulting with someone who has devoted their life to researching those topics.

That being said, I would encourage using the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website ( as your main source for information. It is straightforward, science-based unbiased advice regarding this particular strain of coronavirus, COVID-19

To further assist you, we are adjusting our office policy. We are keeping the office open for your health needs, but we are restricted from scheduling certain surgeries at the Paoli Surgery Center and Main Line Health Hospitals (injuries/fractures, and cancer cases are permitted) to help conserve limited resources, and limit your unnecessary exposure unknowingly to the virus. In our office, we are wearing masks, pre-screening patients, measuring temperatures on everyone (including staff), further spacing appointments, having patients wait in their cars to reduce proximity, and arranging telemedicine (video appointments) when possible. Of course, we continue to disinfect our exam rooms between every patient, much as we always have been doing. We may not be able to immediately answer your phone call, but we will return your calls.

Sorry for such a long message, but I needed to share all of this with you. Please be smart and stay safe!

Christopher Hove, MD

Meet Dr. Christopher R. Hove


Dr. Christopher R. Hove is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is known for providing natural-looking results. In addition to his specialized surgical training in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, Dr. Hove is also a talented artist. He takes great pride in applying his unique skill set to fully personalize every treatment for the most flattering outcomes.

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My name is Dr. Christopher Hove, and I'm a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. I was completely fascinated with the field of medicine. At the same time, I was developing a lot of artistic skills and talents, and being very involved in drawing, and painting, and sculpting. And I found that facial plastic surgery offered a great way to blend those two interests. To me, that's the most gratifying part of what I do is that I'm able to use those skills in a beneficial way and see such a positive response from our patients. When you come to our office, we want you to feel very relaxed, and comfortable, and not intimidated. By far, the most favorite part of my job is seeing the patients' reactions afterwards and hearing how their lives have changed because of the results and because of the work that we've done. I recall one patient in particular who came to us regarding a concern that she had with the shape of her nose. It had been bothering her her entire life. We had an in-depth discussion, we performed her surgery, and her personality afterwards just all of a sudden opened up and she felt that she finally was comfortable in her own skin.

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I believe that to excel in any career, one has to keep reaching, learning, and sharpening their skills, instead of resting idle on some self-declared title. At the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we continually strive to bring you the latest advanced techniques and products in the field of facial plastic surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive.

-Dr. Christopher Hove