Hand RejuvenationTypical Timing/Age

50+ years old.

Problems

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.

Procedure

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.

Goal

To rejuvenate the top (dorsum) of the hands.

Facility

Office/Clinic

Preparation

Patients should avoid any nicotine-containing products.

Anesthesia

Local anesthesia in the office/clinic.

Recovery

Patients return home after the procedure.

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 After Surgery

You are encouraged to walk around the house 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, it peaks around 3 days and gradually goes away.

Bruising

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

 

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