Hand Rejuvenation & Fat Grafting
Pensacola Hand Rejuvenation
As we become better and better at maintaining the youthful appearance of our bodies and faces, our hands are frequently neglected. Hands, however, are one of the first areas where aging becomes noticeable. Even though we may rarely think about it, others view our hands and gather information about our age based on the appearance. Prominent veins, visible tendons, depleted and thin soft tissues, age spots, and wrinkles on the hands really do make you look older than you are. By using fat grafting techniques, Dr. Shaddix is able to enhance and rejuvenate your hands and mask the story they are trying to tell about your age.
Reasons for considering Hand Enhancement in Pensacola
- Prominent veins
- Visible tendons or bones
- Thin, old appearing hands with loss of soft tissue volume
- Age spots
Fat Grafting to the Hands by Pensacola Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Shaddix uses liposuction to harvest fat from the stubborn fatty area of your choice. This reduction of fat in one of your problem areas is an added benefit to hand rejuvenation. Dr. Shaddix uses liposuction cannulas just as he would if you were having liposuction of your abdomen, hips, or thighs alone. The fat is then carefully prepared. It is then re-injected into your hands through very small, inconspicuous incisions. Dr. Shaddix carefully layers the fat and places it in strategic locations to replenish the fullness seen in youthful hands. The hands immediately look younger. As time passes, the fat actually leads to improvement of skin tone and quality so that you continue to see rejuvenation of your hands over the first several months. The incisions are closed with sutures that dissolve on their own and do not need to be removed.
Recovery after Hand Fat Injections in Pensacola
Immediately after surgery, your hands will be slightly swollen and bruised. The sites from which the fat was taken may also be bruised. You will have some discomfort, but this is generally easily controlled with the pain medications provided by Dr. Shaddix. You will have small adhesive dressings over the hand incisions. Depending upon the amount of fat harvested and the location from which it was harvested, you may be asked to wear a compression garment for several weeks. After just a couple days, you should be able to return to normal activities using your hands. The results will continue to improve over many weeks.
To find out if you are a good candidate for hand fat injection and hand rejuvenation in Pensacola, Florida, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Shaddix, your Pensacola, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Gulf Coast cosmetic plastic surgeon, by calling (850) 476-7100.