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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

A Plastic Surgery Center Dedicated to Your Needs


At the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide patients with a memorable experience. Our plastic surgery center is led by Dr. Hove, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, who tailors each procedure to your needs and goals. From welcoming staff to exceptional results that restore your self-confidence, your comfort and satisfaction are our priority.

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Dr. Hove: My name is Dr. Christopher Hove, and I'm a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. I've been in practice here in the Philadelphia region, Delaware Valley, specifically the Western Main Line, since 2009. The Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery actually began in Southern California in 2002 and relocated actually back to the Western Main Line in 2009. Our practice mission is to restore confidence by restoring faces. We do this by approaching each of our patients individually and treating them as if they're family members. Patients continually rave about how warm and welcoming my staff is. They are not judgmental. They are not intimidating. They are very attentive. We want to maintain the highest level of service that you would expect and deserve. We want them to feel comfortable, we want to listen to their concerns, and we want to do the right procedure on the right patient at the right time. Robert: From the moment that I walked in the first day, I was greeted and just made to be really comfortable. And then when I met Dr. Hove, it all came together for me. Kerry: What I liked about Dr. Hove is right away I felt like he was professional. I felt like he was honest. I felt like he wasn't going to steer me wrong, that he was going to give his professional and personal opinion. Nate: As the patient concierge, I receive lots of feedback from patients both before and after the procedures with Dr. Hove and have never gotten anything but love and appreciation for what he's done. Most recently, we've had a patient in, had a pretty severe accident. And he was able to restore her confidence and self-esteem so that she was able to walk around with the beauty that she originally had at one point. Dr. Hove: Cosmetic surgery is about understanding your concerns, discussing with you the best treatment options, whether it be surgical or non-surgical, to achieve the best possible natural appearance that you want. We want to proceed at the pace that you're comfortable proceeding in. We wish to build a long-term relationship with you. We're not involved with high-pressure sales tactics.

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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