Hands Betraying Your Age
When was the last time you looked at the backs of your hands? The signs of aging have a tendency to creep up on us all and sometimes in the strangest places. We protect and treat our faces, our hair and our body, but we forget about the backs of our hands.
Hand rejuvenation procedures are gaining traction because our hands betray our age more than ever. The often-overlooked part of our bodies undergoes a massive amount of ware and no matter what we do to our appearance, our hands will always betray our age.
According to board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Potparic of Ft. Lauderdale, “The hands do not lie. Many patients come in with loss of fat and visible tendons and veins. Over time fat becomes increasingly scarce. This leads to a more skeletonized appearance to the back of the hands including visible tendons.”
Fortunately, there are non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques to achieve our patients’ aesthetic goals in regards to hand rejuvenation. Fillers for hands are no different that the fillers used in facial rejuvenation. Injectable fillers and fat restore volume and help camouflage visible tendons and prominent veins. Radiesse, a calcium-based filler, FDA-approved for restoration of volume loss, provides instant results lasting approximately 9-12 months. For best results, 1-2 sessions are typically necessary.
Dr. Potparic recommends fat transfers before any form of hand surgery if it can be helped. He uses the patient’s own fat injected subtly into the back of the hands. Performed under local anesthesia, with minimal downtime. The results of these hand fat transfers last for years and often much longer than temporary fillers.
“To avoid possible complications of fat or filler injections, significant expertise in hand rejuvenation and anatomy is necessary,” says Dr. Potparic. “This is not a procedure that should be performed by an “injector” or a dermatologist.
So, next time you feel the need for a nip or tuck to look younger, consider whether or not your hands deserve the same treatment. To see what a fat transfer hand rejuvenation procedure entails please visit our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFnW0miT9t4.
Now more than ever, thanks to the mass adoption of social media and a selfie society, plastic surgeons are experiencing a 30 percent rise in the number of clients interested in cosmetic surgery in Fort Lauderdale. With so many of us focused on a more youthful appearance, it is important to remember that we do have body parts, beyond our face, breasts, thighs and buttocks that betray our age no matter what we do. Is hand rejuvenation in your future?
Dr. Zoran Potparic is a board certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, committed to performing surgery of the highest quality, safety, and artistry. He applies his years of global study and research, as well as more than 30 years of hands-on experience performing reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for patients coming from all over the United States.