Have you ever seen someone’s hands and immediately made judgements about them? Maybe you’re at the grocery store and you see that the cashier’s hands are covered in lacerations. This may lead you to think that they have led a tough or troubled life, or that they got in some type of dangerous altercation. Or perhaps you are meeting someone for the first time and notice that they have a bone sticking out of their hand. Instead of focusing on getting to know that person, you can’t help but be distracted by thoughts of how the injury occurred.
Thankfully, people don’t have to live with these hand conditions for the rest of their lives. They may be able to do something about the appearance of their hands with hand surgery. This procedure may help a person improve the appearance of their hands while making lacerations and bone fractures look far less prominent.
A good candidate for hand surgery may be someone who has hands that have experienced trauma or injury and are seeking cosmetic correction. If a person has injuries to their palms, fingers or even their forearm, then hand surgery may be ideal for them. A good candidate for hand surgery could be a person who is in overall good health. They may have a positive and realistic expectation of what hand surgery procedures can do for them.
It is important that anyone seeking hand surgery thoroughly understand the details of the procedure. There are different options that can be used to improve the appearance of the hands, and the type of method used may depend on the nature and severity of the condition. Bone injuries may be fixed with plates, screws or wires, while an amputated finger could be corrected with another method. Once the hands have been corrected with hand surgery, they may look smoother, and any trauma or injury may not be as prominent.
During your initial consultation at Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds, our plastic surgeon can work with you to determine what your cosmetic goals are for your hands. Mr. Salerno can evaluate whether or not you are a good candidate for hand surgery and clearly lay out what the procedure can and cannot do for you. Our surgeon may be interested in any previous surgeries you had, as well as allergies and medical conditions that might disqualify you from hand surgery.
Our surgeon can then develop a reconstructive plan that is based on your physical characteristics and your goals. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation. We happily serve the Melbourne and surrounding areas.