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

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