Cosmetic Hand Surgery
Roger MasonThe two main areas of plastic surgery are reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is concerned with altering a part of the body with which the individual is unhappy. Reconstructive surgery attempts to correct the imperfect or flawed parts of the individual’s face or the body. The main objective of plastic surgery is to correct or improve the form and function of various parts of the body, while repairing and improving the look of injured tissue. Cosmetic hand surgery
, which is one of the fields of reconstructive plastic surgery, is an example of a type of plastic surgery that can truly help those in need.
Individuals who have suffered impairment or damage to their hand(s) from burns, illnesses (infection or disease), birth defects or other injuries may seek cosmetic hand surgery as a way to repair resulting skin problems. Others seek treatment for the hands because they are an area of the body on which visible signs of aging occur. Signs of aging include age spots or freckles, wrinkles, protruding veins, and bony or skeletal appearance. For this reason, this procedure may be ideal for older people, especially those who have had plastic surgery to reduce the signs of aging elsewhere on their body.
Cosmetic hand surgery procedures are generally performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia. Treatments options include but are not limited to: surgery, sanding, laser resurfacing, collagen injections or chemical peels. Recovery time varies based on the type and extent of the procedure performed. Cost for these procedures depend on the type of procedure, but typical costs range between $1,500 and $5,000.
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and plastic surgery procedures.