Sun exposure and the aging process affect the hands. John R. Barbour, MD, FACS, is a triple board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon offering hand rejuvenation for men and women in the Washington, DC area, including Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and surrounding communities in Virginia.
What is Hand Rejuvenation?
The aging process not only affects your face, but also your hands. As the skin thins out, the veins and bones in the hands become more visible. Dr. Barbour uses fat transfer and injections to restore volume in the hands.
What are the Benefits of Hand Rejuvenation?
- Gives the hands a youthful appearance
- Uses the patient’s own fat
- Conceals visible veins, bones and tendons due to thin skin
What Should I Expect from Hand Rejuvenation?
The technique for using fat grafts for hand rejuvenation involves two steps. First, liposuction is used to take fat from an area of the body, such as the thighs. Small incisions are made in the area, and a small tube is inserted through the opening. The cannula is used to dislodge fat and suction it out of the body.
The second step involves purifying the fat and injecting it into the hands. Dr. Barbour uses several injection sites to sculpt the back of the hands.
Your hands may feel stiff and sore for a few days after the fat transfer and injections. You may also notice some pinpoint bleeding at each site where the needle was inserted.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Fat grafting is a long-lasting method for hand rejuvenation. If some of the fat cells are absorbed by the body, Dr. Barbour will perform a touch-up treatment, usually less extensive than the first procedure.
How Much Does Hand Rejuvenation Cost?
Dr. Barbour develops a personalized treatment plan during the consultation that we use as the basis for pricing. We discuss the cost of your hand rejuvenation at the end of the appointment, and we also explain our financing options.
Your hands age as much as your face. Dr. Barbour offers hand rejuvenation with fat grafting for men and women in the Washington, DC area, including Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and surrounding communities in Virginia. Contact Barbour Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.