Fat Transfer Hand Rejuvenation

With aging comes the degradation of your body's cells, causing, among other negative effects, your skin's loss of elasticity and natural volume. The oil glands gradually produce less oil, causing your skin to become dryer, thinner and finely wrinkled. The hands, in particular, which are comprised of skin that is much thinner than the skin of your face, especially the backs of the hands, are susceptible to the tolls of aging, oftentimes becoming the first signs of an aging person.

There are a number of cosmetic procedures to combat the physical signs of aging and to restore your youthful appearance. Fat grafting, a procedure used to transfer excess fat from a patient's own body and inject it into areas lacking volume, has had various applications, notably the face. However, a fat transfer to the hands has the potential to turn back the aging clock and restore your hands' youthful appearance. To schedule a consultation with a qualified healthcare provider in that specializes in hand rejuvenation treatments, call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Why Choose Fat Grafting for Hands?

Autologous fat transfer involves removing isolated deposits of fat from one area of the body—usually the thighs, hips or midsection—and then injecting them into the area targeted for rejuvenation. By using your own fat cells to naturally restore your youthful appearance, the benefits of fat grafting for hands include:

Am I a Good Candidate for a Fat Transfer?

Due to its use of your own fat as opposed to a donor's, a fat transfer hand rejuvenation presents fewer risks; however, not everyone is an ideal candidate. The procedure requires that you have usable donor sites from which the fat will be taken. This means that you should be in good general health and shouldn't have circulation problems, which could cause the procedure to be unsuccessful or jeopardize your overall health.

What to Expect

A fat transfer can be completed in a healthcare provider's office under local anesthesia and typically requires no more than one hour's commitment. The first 10 to 15 minutes will involve fat being taken from the donor area. After the fat is harvested, it is washed and purified. The injection process follows and will take between 5 and 20 minutes depending on how many areas are injected. Fat cells are carefully reinjected through micro incisions into the back of the hands, filling the thinning areas between the visible veins of the hand. This causes them to become less visible. To compensate for some fat cells naturally being reabsorbed into the body, the treatment area is usually overfilled initially.

Following the procedure, you'll likely have a follow-up visit to ensure results are satisfactory and healing is taking place. If you are not completely satisfied with the initial results of the procedure, you may elect to have a "touch up" treatment using additional fat transfers or dermal fillers to finalize the appearance you desire. You may experience bruising, swelling or redness at the injection sites as a reaction to the procedure; however, with a fat transfer to hands, recovery is usually swift, with associated swelling diminishing by the second week following surgery.

Enjoy Youthful Hands Again

A healthcare provider can discuss whether you're a good candidate for fat transfer hand rejuvenation and recommend a treatment plan that works for your unique needs. Don't waste any more time being embarrassed by your aging hands—schedule a consultation with a qualified healthcare provider in that specializes in hand rejuvenation treatments. Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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