Manly Hands

Hi I have manly hands and I would like to know if there's any surgery that would make them smaller they have bulgy veins too is there a way to get rid of those veins?

Doctor Answers 8

Treatment of hand veins - Buffalo Niagara Vein Specialist

Hand veins are common and become more prominent when there is volume loss with aging or in those that are 'very lean'. 

Hand veins can be removed by microphlebectomy, sclerotherapy or endovenous laser treatment. The latter is expensive and not necessary in most cases. 

There are several colleagues in PR who perform sclerotherapy. 

Buffalo Phlebologist
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Vein Treatment

No surgeries I know of to make them smaller. There are options for reducing the vein size. Thank you for your question and good luck with everything.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Sclerotherapy Can Improve Appearance of Hands

For large varicose veins in the hands, I recommend foam sclerotherapy. Two to three treatments should make those veins less visible. This treatment involves a foam sclerosing solution which is injected into the unwanted veins. The sclerosing agent irritates the veins, causing them to collapse and ultimately they are reabsorbed by the body.

Timothy Jochen, MD
Palm Springs Dermatologic Surgeon
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Vein treatment for hands

I think what you are asking about is how to remove unsightly and bulging veins on the back of your hands.  In this situation, a filler will not work, rather you need Sclerotherapy injections.  This works by fibrosing the vein and as a result your body will gradually remove them over a period of a few months with no problems at all.

Filler injections work for older hands with skin/muscle atrophy rather than big bulging veins.


Craig Crippen, MD
Kelowna Physician

Softening the appearance of hands

Our patients have been extremely happy with Radiesse treatments to the backs of the hands.  It helps to smooth the appearance and disguise the prominent tendons and vessels that you may find bothersome or unsightly.  Smoother hands can have a much more youthful and feminine appearance.



Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Treatment for Manly Hands?

Hi San Juan.  We have found the results of dermal filler products in the hands to be much easier and the results much more consistent than fat transfer (if we're talking about addressing the vein issue).  

We recommend you get a consultation for both, but we would be reaching for Radiesse.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Manly Hands

There are a variety of techniques for improving unsightly hands or prominent veins, This includes fillers such as Radiesse or fat to disguise the veins as well as sclerotherapy with polidocanol.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Manly hands



One very easy procedure which can make your hands look more feminine, is fat transfer.  It is done under local and takes less than 30 mins.  No incision necessary.


Dr. Malouf

Peter Malouf, DO
Dallas Dermatologist
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