Chippewa Township plastic surgeons recognize that your hands speak volumes about your appearance and that’s why at Advanced Liposuction Center we offer many different treatment options to help you improve the way your hands look. The first step is to arrange a free consultation at one of our Pittsburgh area offices. Our expert plastic surgeons will discuss your goals and desired outcomes and then develop a personalized treatment plan. Below are some common complaints clients bring to us and the solutions we offer:

Wrinkles and Age Spots—we offer laser treatments which use heat and the healing power of light to remove fine lines and age spots while simultaneously revealing smoother, tighter and more evenly toned skin on your hands.

Loss of volume—the skin on your hands, like the rest of your body, loses elasticity and fullness as you age. To restore the youthful appearance of your hands there are a few options. With a fat transfer our team of experts, using water assisted liposuction, can remove fat cells from parts of the body that you would like to reduce such as abdomen, thighs and love handles, and then inject them into the hands to plump sagging skin. This procedure is safe and simple and provides natural-looking results. Another way to take away that sunken appearance in your hands is with a dermal filler or a collagen stimulator, which over times promotes the production of your own collagen to add volume.

Prominent Veins—unsightly veins can be eliminated using laser treatments or sclerotherapy. During the sclerotherapy procedure, a sclerosing solution is injected into the unwanted vein using a microneedle. Eventually this can cause the vein to turn white and gradually disappear.

Tattoo Removal—using an intense beam of light, medical lasers employ Q Switch Technology to significantly lighten or remove tattoos and birth marks. Different wavelengths of light are used to remove different colors of ink. The ink particles in the tattoo absorb the light, breaking the particles into tiny fragments that are naturally absorbed through the body’s lymphatic system and carried away.

How can I prepare for cosmetic hand surgery?

To prepare for cosmetic hand surgery, consider the following steps:

  1. Consultation: Schedule a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon specializing in hand surgery to discuss your goals, concerns, and medical history.
  2. Medical Evaluation: Undergo a thorough medical evaluation to ensure you are healthy and a suitable candidate for surgery.
  3. Quit Smoking: If you smoke, quitting before surgery can improve healing and reduce the risk of complications.
  4. Medication Review: Provide your surgeon with a list of all medications, supplements, and vitamins you are taking, as some may need to be adjusted before surgery.
  5. Follow Pre-operative Instructions: Follow any pre-operative instructions provided by your surgeon, such as fasting before surgery or stopping certain medications.
  6. Arrange Transportation: Arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery, as you may not be able to drive immediately after the procedure.
  7. Plan for Recovery: Arrange for help with daily tasks, such as cooking and cleaning, as you may have limited hand mobility during recovery.

How long does it take to recover from cosmetic hand surgery?

Recovery time from cosmetic hand surgery can vary depending on the specific procedure performed and individual healing factors. In general, most patients can expect the following recovery timeline:

  1. Immediate Postoperative Period (0-2 weeks):

– Patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort.

– The hand may be placed in a splint or bandaged to protect the surgical site.

– Stitches are typically removed within 1-2 weeks.

  1. Early Recovery (2-6 weeks):

– Swelling and bruising gradually subside.

– Patients may begin to use their hand for light activities, but should avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activities.

  1. Intermediate Recovery (6 weeks – 3 months):

– Range of motion exercises and physical therapy may be recommended to improve hand function.

  1. Late Recovery (3 months – 1 year):

– Swelling resolves completely.

– Hand function improves and scars fade.

Stop hiding your hands and find out which treatment or combination of treatments can help you reverse the effects of aging and get you the appearance you desire. Contact us by calling: 724-683-7581.