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Dr. Christopher Hove

Facial Plastic Surgery
Paoli, PA
26 years experience male

Locations

Main Line Ear, Nose & Throat of Paoli

Paoli, PA

Address

195 W. Lancaster Ave, Suite 2, Paoli, PA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 830am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

6106474969

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Independence Blue Cross

Medicare

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

Keystone Mercy Health Plan

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Tricare

Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery

Paoli, PA

About

Bio

Dr. Hove is a fully licensed surgeon, dual board-certified in facial plastic surgery and also in otolaryngology- head neck surgery. He has a professional background that places him at the top of his field. Although originally from California, Dr. Hove grew up in southeast Pennsylvania. His artistic talents drew his interest to the field of plastic surgery at an early age, and he knew in junior high school that was where he was headed. During his undergraduate education, he achieved standing on the Dean's List of Cornell University , graduating with a degree in chemistry. He then attended Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, accumulating multiple clinical and academic honors, ultimately placing him in the top of his class with selection to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society . He underwent rigorous internship and residency training in otolaryngology-head neck surgery at Albany Medical Center Hospital , gaining extensive hands-on experience focused solely on the critically intricate anatomy of the face, head neck. His research efforts gained several awards, leading to publications, culminating in the AMA's distinguished Charles F. Ferguson Clinical research award for his work in pediatric facial trauma. After completing his chief residency, he was selected as one of only 38 physicians nationwide to receive additional subspecialty training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Stanford University selected him for this intense training, and to serve as their clinical instructor to their resident physicians. During this tenure, Dr. Hove gained further surgical expertise and skills directly handed down from international leaders in the field located on the west coast- Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, and Sacramento.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Facial Plastic Surgery

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
50% of pts have none: Hyperparathyroidism causes an increase in calcium levels in the blood. This can lead to vague symptoms doctors refer to as "stones, bones, groans, an... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Dry mouth nose polyp: The dry mouth is likely because the nasal polyps force you to depend more on your mouth to breathe. However, you should have your ENT physician evalu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Not a vessel: A blood vessel (either vein or artery) cannot pulsate any more quickly than your heart. So what you are experiencing is more likely a muscle twitchin... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
I would wait: Without seeing or feeling it, i cannot confidently say you would need more or not. After filler injections (juvederm, restylane, (dermal fillers) or p... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Spitting blood: You are most likely spitting blood. The black is actually the blood that becomes oxidized as it sits in your stomach. It can indicate bleeding from... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Many Years of Study: There are several types of plastic surgeons, but to become a general plastic surgeon, it requires at least 3 years of college, followed by acceptance ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Neck Surgery Defined: This is a very broad term. It refers to any procedure performed on the structures of the neck, ranging from cosmetic (facelift/necklift/rhytidectomy)... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
A muscle paralytic: Dysport is an injectable medicine derived from a toxin from bacteria that causes botulism. It is sold by medicis (az). It is fda approved for cosmet... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Rejuvenating skin: Chemical peeling is a non-surgical way to enhance the appearance and texture of skin by reducing dark spots and wrinkles. Specific chemicals are appl... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Stuck in Throat: Sounds like you are describing a case of pharyngitis (inflammation/infection of the throat), but more information is needed- when did symptoms start? ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Tongue numbness: That is most likely from the anesthesia breathing tube during the surgery, and not the surgery itself- it should pass. However you can sometimes get ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Cervical vertigo: Yes- although we are still trying to understand this, it is generally recognized by otolaryngologists (ent doctors) that this is a condition referred ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Imbalance and dizzy: Unfortunately this could be many things, and more information with a physical exam is needed. If you have a sensation of movement, that is called ver... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Shape change or not: Signs (the appearance) of a nasal fracture can be change in shape, bleeding, bruising, swelling, or sometimes none of those. Signs are different than... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Swollen saliva gland: A saliva gland (submandibular glands below the tongue/jaw) may enlarge when there is blockage of the duct. When the blockage is incomplete, the gland... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Whooping cough: Yes absolutely. But it can also be croup. Go straight to the pediatrician's office asap. If they are having difficulty breathing, go straight to th... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Tonsil cancer: Could it be cancer? Yes. Is it likely? No. Perceived asymmetry of tonsil size is actually quite common. Usually there are other symptoms to accompan... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Likely allergies: Parasitic infections in the us are much less likely than allergies as a cause for elevated ige levels (unless you have had recent travel outside the u... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Is Botox Permanent?: No. Botox and Dysport will temporarily paralyze the injected muscle for about 3-4 months (although I have seen 6-7 months). After that, the muscle w... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Bleeding gums: Yes it may, as hormone fluctuations occur, but it can indicate many other issues too- anemia, gingivitis, or just brushing with too stiff a toothbrush... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Ear discharge: I don't understand the last part of the question, but this is likely just dark colored wax that you are seeing on the q-tip. However, you can also so... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Dry skin upper lip: You are likely experiencing a short period of reactive dermatitis (inflammation) after the waxing treatment. It should respond to topical treatment o... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Throat lump (globus): This is a general term describing a symptom, not a disease/disorder. The medical description is globus sensation. It can occur by simply crying (tem... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Ear discharge: This can indicate either blockage of the ear canal with wax (yes it can sometimes be liquid), or sometimes chronic ear infection that may not cause si... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Fluid in ear: As long as there is no problem with the eardrum, you can try using a hair dryer held at arm's length pointed at the ear to evaporate the fluid. Or yo... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Nasal polyps: Sometimes. I have often had success avoiding surgery by treating polyps with short periods of steroids, then placing patients on a steroid nasal spra... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Throat culture: A throat culture is a test to determine what predominant organism (usually bacterial) is present in the throat when symptoms such as ulcers, pain, swe... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
BPPV: This is an inner ear disorder in which the nerve endings in our ears that normally contribute to our sense of balance are inappropriately sending sign... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
The cost depends: I assume you are referring to splitting the tongue down the middle (i.E "forking" the tongue)? This is a relatively unusual request, but I have perfo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Chemical peels: In short, yes. But that all depends on the depth of the scars, and the type/strength of chemical. Very deep scars are sometimes best treated by exci... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Nasal obstruction: I would need more information to render an opinion- what are the circumstances of the onset? Are there other possible triggers? Do you smoke? Does ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Chemical peel: Not likely, but that depends how deep the lines are. Glycolic peels are typically light/superficial peels. Stronger peels (such as tca or co2 lasers... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Sinus CT scan: A sinus ct (also called "cat" scan) is a quick and painless way of making high-resolution x-ray images of your sinus cavities. Doctors order this if ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Vocal cord defined: The vocal cord is a short (about 1cm long) band of tissue in the larynx (aka "voice box"). It is paired, so everyone has 2, and they are located just... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hove is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hove is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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The dr diluted the hyaluronidase and I feel she didn't do enough . I have been massaging it and it is not working.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Love the 'stones(don't have),bones/YES,groans/told it was fibromyalgia
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

Cornell University
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

Albany Medical Center Hospital, NY

Residency

Albany Medical Center Hospital, NY

Awards

Charles F. Ferguson Clinical Research Award, American Medical Association
Membership- Honors Medical Society, Alpha Omega Alpha Society
Top Physician Award 2012- SuburbanLife Magazine (link - www.suburbanlifemagazine.com/articles/?articleid=598)

Affiliations

American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS)

Publications

Midface Rejuvenation Via a Minimal Incision Browlift Approach: Critical Evaluation of a 5 Year Experience
The Treatment of Facial Verrucae With the Pulse Dye Laser
The Treatment of Vascular Malformations: Port Wine Stains
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