Hand Rejuvenation Surgery Pensacola

Typical Timing/Age 50+ years old.
Problem Sun spots and thin skin on the top (dorsum) of the hands.   The thin skin makes the underlying veins and tendons prominent.
Procedure The sun spots are treated with a chemical peel, laser or other light based modality.  The thin skin is treated with fat grafting.
Goal To rejuvenate the top (dorsum) of the hands.
Facility Office/Clinic, Surgery Center or Hospital
Preparation Patients should not be using any nicotine containing products.
Anesthesia Local anesthesia in the office/clinic. Or if you prefer, we can also perform the procedure under IV sedation at a Surgery Center or Hospital; or general anesthesia at a surgery center or hospital.
Recovery
   Hospital stay Most patients choose to go home the day of surgery.
   Assistance You will be able to walk around, feed and bathe yourself.  The hand discomfort and dressings may make it difficult to care for others and unsafe to drive a car during the early recovery period.
   Walking You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.
   Showering You may shower immediately after hand rejuvenation.
   Exercise Light exercise is ok 1 week after surgery.  Regular exercise after 2 weeks.
   Sex Wait 1 week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.
   Work 1 week or less depending on your type of work.
   Swelling Usually peaks around 3 days and gradually goes away.
   Bruising Should subside within 1-2 weeks.
Follow-up Appointments 1-3 days after surgery, 7-10 days, 4 weeks, 6 months, 1 year.
Inherent Risks & Complications Contour irregularities, Bleeding, Seroma, Numbness, Infection, Need for revision, Fat emboli, Complications related to anesthesia.
Performed by: Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque
Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery is the only plastic surgery office in the area offering Canfield Vectra 3-D Imaging and Breast Sculptor software.