As wonderful as the holiday season is, rushing to get everything done can lead to hand injuries. A trip to the emergency department will not be a time-saver, and recovery from injuries can be lengthy.
Hand surgery is one of many components of plastic surgery training. Many plastic surgeons incorporate hand surgery into their practices, some completing hand fellowships and focusing solely on hand surgery.
We are fond of saying that to become a great cosmetic surgeon, one must first be a great reconstructive surgeon. This is for several reasons.