Your hands have a complex design of bones, joints, blood vessels, ligaments and muscles, all of which may be affected by trauma, birth defects, injuries, and skin cancer. The functional and cosmetic issues that are caused by these conditions can be remedied with hand reconstruction. Dr. Balinger offers hand reconstruction for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Hand Reconstruction?
Hand reconstruction is a type of plastic surgery that Dr. Balinger performs to help his patients who have suffered some type of injury or defect. Accidents and injuries may cause scar tissue and interfere with the way that you can use your hands. Congenital defects may cause abnormalities that make using your hands very difficult and make you feel uneasy about how your hands look. Even some types of surgery, such as the excision of skin cancer, can affect how your hands look. These are just examples of how hand reconstruction by Dr. Balinger may help you.
How Much Does Hand Reconstruction Cost?
We can discuss your cost after the consultation with Dr. Balinger. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of Hand Reconstruction?
General surgeons are excellent resources for procedures that focus solely on the ability to use your hands, yet these types of procedures may leave behind scars and other cosmetic concerns. Working with Dr. Balinger for your hand reconstruction means that effort possible effort is made to find a good balance between function and aesthetics.
How is Hand Reconstruction Performed?
Dr. Balinger uses a combination of innovative techniques for hand reconstruction, such as:
- Skin, bone and cartilage grafts
- Scar revision
He explains the techniques for your hand reconstruction during the consultation.
What is Recovery Like After Hand Reconstruction?
Recovery from hand reconstruction does take time. You will need to rest at home and limit how much you use your hand. This may involve taking time away from work, school and other activities. You may also need physical therapy to strength the hand. We recommend that you arrange for someone to stay with you for a few days or longer after the surgery.
How Long Will Hand Reconstruction Results Last?
The results of your hand reconstruction are permanent. In some cases, revision surgeries are needed to address concerns that arise as you heal. The revision surgeries are typically less intensive than the original hand reconstruction procedure.
If you have recently had surgery on your hand or suffered some type of trauma, learn more about hand reconstruction at Houston Plastic Surgery Associates. Dr. Christopher Balinger offers hand reconstruction for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free hand reconstruction consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.