Many of the patients we see here at Main Line Plastic Surgery would like to reconstruct the hands or obtain relief from hand injuries. A skilled surgeon such as our own board-certified physician Dr. Raymond D. Jean is has extensive experience performing delicate hand surgery procedures.
What Is Hand Surgery?
Hand surgery is any procedure performed on the hands, wrists, or fingers to:
- Correct deformities due to injury, birth defect, or disease
- Reduce hand injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s contracture, or ganglion cysts
- Fill in the backs of the hands, which may become thin and frail due to aging
Most of the hand procedures offered here at Main Line Plastic Surgery require only local anesthesia and allow for your immediate release from our surgical center.
Am I a Good Candidate for Hand Surgery?
Hand surgery might be right for you if:
- You have been diagnosed with a hand injury
- Your hands are disfigured and cause you a great deal of embarrassment
- A loss of volume has caused your hands to age faster than the rest of your body
Planning Your Hand Surgery Treatment
Keep in mind that your range of motion may be very limited following hand surgery. As such, you could need someone to help you perform everyday tasks, such as preparing meals, bathing, and getting dressed. If your job requires a great deal of repetitive motion, you may even need to take some time off from work.
How Is Hand Surgery Performed?
Each procedure is different and uniquely tailored to meet your own individual needs. Dr. Jean will discuss the exact procedure with you once he has come up with a treatment plan.
What to Expect* after Hand Surgery
You may not feel much different right after hand surgery. It normally takes some time for your hands to return to normal, particularly if your procedure involves any modifications to your tendons or ligaments. You should begin noticing some improvement within three to five days after surgery.
Recovering from Hand Surgery
You could need to wear a hand or wrist brace or limit certain motions. Some swelling and bruising is also to be expected and can be treated with ice and over-the-counter medication. More serious hand surgeries might require physical therapy before you can fully regain the use of your hand.
If you are bothered by a problem with one or both of your hands, visit Main Line Plastic Surgery for an initial consultation. Call 484-222-0010 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Jean at our office in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
* Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the procedure, and the aftercare program.