50+ years old.
Thin skin on the top (dorsum) of the hands. The thin skin makes the underlying veins and tendons prominent. Sun and age spots on the hands.
The sunspots and age spots are treated with a chemical peel, laser or other light-based modality, like IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). This is done at The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery.
Thinning skin is treated with surgical fat grafting.
To rejuvenate the top (dorsum) of the hands.
Patients should avoid any nicotine-containing products.
Local anesthesia in the office/clinic.
Patients return home after the procedure.
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 After Surgery
You are encouraged to walk around the house as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.
You may shower immediately after hand rejuvenation.
Light exercise is ok 1 week after surgery. Regular exercise after 2 weeks.
Wait 1 week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.
1 week or less depending on your type of work.
Usually, it peaks around 3 days and gradually goes away.
Should subside within 1-2 weeks.
Inherent Risks & Complications
Contour irregularities, Bleeding, Seroma, Numbness, Infection, Need for revision, Fat emboli, Complications related to anesthesia.
Performed by: Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque, Dr. Patterson