Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
Temple University Physicians (1996) *
Top 50%
Albany Medical College (2001) *
Stanford Hospital (2002) *
Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery
* This information was reported to Vitals by the doctor or doctor's office.

Awards & Distinctions ?

Patients' Choice Award (2010 - 2011, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2013)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology
American College of Surgeons
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Affiliations ?

Dr. Hove is affiliated with 1 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Main Line Hospital Paoli
    255 W Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA 19301
    Top 50%
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Hove has contributed to 4 publications.
    Title Midfacial Rejuvenation Via a Minimal-incision Brow-lift Approach: Critical Evaluation of a 5-year Experience.
    Date March 2004
    Journal Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery : Official Publication for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc. and the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies

    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the surgical technique, cosmetic results, and complications of patients who underwent a midface-lift via a minimal-incision brow-lift performed by the senior author (E.F.W.). SETTING: Private, ambulatory surgical center. DESIGN: A retrospective review of 325 midface-lifts performed over a 5-year period by a single surgeon.Patients A total of 325 consecutive patients who underwent a midface-lift, with or without concurrent rhytidectomy and other adjunctive procedures, and who completed 3 months of follow-up were reviewed for perioperative complications. One hundred patients who had complete photographic and chart records and who had a minimum of 6 months of follow-up were randomly selected for photographic rating and chart review. Of the patients who had a minimum of 1 year of follow-up, 50 were randomly selected to determine if midfacial elevation led to any evidence of lateral-canthal distortion. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Midfacial elevation was assessed in 3 facial zones by 3 independent evaluators. Zone I represents the malar-infraorbital complex; zone II, the nasolabial sulcus; and zone III, the jawline. The zones were rated on a scale from 0 to 2 (0, no improvement; 1, mild improvement; and 2, marked improvement). Change in the lateral-canthal position was measured in the vertical and horizontal axis for each eye. All complications were recorded. RESULTS: The 3 independent evaluators correlated well in their scores (kappa = 0.643) and found that most patients showed the best improvements in zone I, with 70% of patients showing marked improvement (P<.001). Moderate improvement was noted in zone III (marked improvement, 30%; mild improvement, 50%; and no improvement, 20%). Little or no improvement was noted in zone II (marked improvement, 4%; mild improvement, 60%; and no improvement, 36%). Patients who underwent a rhytidectomy along with a midface-lift showed better elevation in zone III. However, patients who underwent a brow/midface-lift alone also showed favorable improvement along the jawline (zone III). Although the postoperative lateral-canthal position revealed statistically significant vertical elevation of the lateral canthus on the right side, this finding did not correlate with any perceived clinical significance by the reviewer or patient (P<.01). Temporary morbidity included 2 subperiosteal abscesses and 3 frontal and 1 buccal facial nerve neuropraxias that resolved by 6 months. Permanent complications included 1 case of unilateral cranial nerve V2 paresthesia. Five patients had alopecia requiring scar revision. Many of these complications, including subperiosteal abscess and alopecia, have subsequently been avoided by minor technique modifications. CONCLUSION: The technique of midface-lift via transbrow approach is a safe, reliable method of midfacial rejuvenation and avoids the unnatural lateral-canthal distortion previously described in the literature.

    Title The Treatment of Facial Verrucae with the Pulsed Dye Laser.
    Date November 2002
    Journal The Laryngoscope

    OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate the treatment of facial verrucae with the pulsed dye laser. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, nonrandomized, nonblinded pilot study evaluating the treatment of facial verrucae with the pulsed dye laser. METHODS: Twelve patients with facial verrucae (four recalcitrant) were identified and followed in the study in the setting of a tertiary referral center. The treatment consisted of the flash-lamp pumped pulsed dye laser (585 mn) with a spot size of 5 mm at fluences between 9.0 and 13 J/cm. Each lesion received one or two pulses with 2 mm of surrounding normal skin included in the treatment. One patient had paring prior to pulse treatment. The patients were examined 3 to 4 weeks after each procedure, and clinical assessment of the lesion was documented. RESULTS: Patient ages ranged from 18 to 47 years. Four patients had refractory lesions, and eight patients had never undergone previous treatment. All 12 patients had full resolution of their facial warts after one to three treatment sessions. No complications such as scarring, alopecia, or recurrence were encountered. Follow-up ranged from 10 to 33 months. CONCLUSIONS: Pulsed dye laser therapy is highly effective and safe therapy for facial verrucae. This method appears to selectively destroy warts without damaging surrounding skin.

    Title W-plasty and Geometric Broken Line Closure.
    Date March 2002
    Journal Facial Plastic Surgery : Fps

    The decision to revise a scar should be based on risk versus benefit. Scars over 2 cm in length or scars greater than 2 mm in width can usually be improved with scar revision. Although many techniques exist, scar irregularization has been used for scar camouflage for many years. Two techniques commonly employed for scar irregularization are W-plasty and geometric broken line closure. W-plasty provides a regularly irregular scar, and geometric broken line closure provides an irregularly irregular scar. Each method can offer excellent results when performed correctly and in the appropriate situations. The advantages, disadvantages, and design of each method are discussed.

    Title Z-plasty: a Concise Review.
    Date March 2002
    Journal Facial Plastic Surgery : Fps

    One of the most commonly used techniques in facial plastic surgery is the Z-plasty. Main reasons to perform these transposition flaps are to lengthen a pre-existing scar, to camouflage a scar, or to realign a scar. The classic 60 degrees Z-plasty allows a 75% increase in scar length and is the cornerstone against which all variations are compared. Understanding the classic Z-plasty permits the surgeon to expand his or her repertoire to include the numerous variations thereof. The double-opposing Z-plasty, unequal triangle Z-plasty, four-flap Z-plasty, compound Z-plasty, and planimetric Z-plasty are the most frequent variants of the basic Z-plasty. Each are presented with illustrations and clinical indications.

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