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Dr. Van Beek's Plastic Surgery Blogs
Hand Appearance Rejuvenation
Plastic Surgery has developed numerous techniques to alleviate changes associated with aging of the face. Fillers, Botox, volume replacement, face lifts, neck lifts, peels and prevention being common services provided by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons.
Coleman has popularized rejuvenation of the appearance for hands using fat injection techniques. Over the past decade He has documented that use of volume replacement on the dorsal hand rejuvenates the appearance of the hand. Some of my patients ask about the thin skin revealing prominent large veins and skeletal outlines of the hand, wondering what can be done. Skin reduction procedures can be used to tighten the skin on the top of the hand for cosmetic reasons but with significant scars. However filling the top of the hand by injecting adipocytes (fat cells) much like in facial rejuvenation with fillers can provide a more youthful look to the hands without the scarring associated with skin reductions on the hand.
Following adipocytes injection into the top the hand one has bruising for 2-3 weeks and swelling for one month. Expect to wear some special gloves following surgery for 10 days. I have begun using this technique for patients and the results have been favorable for hiding some of the appearance of the hands associated with aging. Watch the gallery for some before and after photographs.