Hand Rejuvenation with Fat Transfer

A hand rejuvenation with fat transfer cosmetic procedure utilizes fat grafting to correct volume loss in the hands leading to an aged appearance.

Hand Rejuvenation with Fat Transfer

The Skinny


Average Recovery

10 days

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Minor Surgical Procedure

Surgical

Yes

Cost

$3000 - $6000

Before & After Images by Provider

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The Specifics


What is a hand rejuvenation with fat transfer?

Hand rejuvenation with fat transfer is a plastic surgery procedure to correct volume loss in the hands. Similar to the facial tissue, collagen loss due to aging in the hands leads to overly prominent veins and tendons. Fat grafting can provide a natural solution to this volume loss.

Hand rejuvenation with fat transfer combines a liposuction procedure to harvest fat cells that are then injected into the hands for volume replenishment. Other hand rejuvenation treatments like Dermal Fillers (such as FDA approved Radiesse®) can also be used and are slightly less invasive, although they carry a higher risk of rejection. A laser hand rejuvenation procedure or Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment can address surface skin changes like age spots/sun spots from sun damage.

What cosmetic concerns does hand rejuvenation with fat transfer treat?

  1. Aging Hands: Liposuction for fat harvesting allows for strategic injection of fatty tissue into the hands during a Hand Rejuvenation with Fat Transfer for a natural appearing volume augmentation and a more youthful appearance.

Who is the ideal candidate for a hand rejuvenation with fat transfer procedure?

The ideal candidate for hand rejuvenation with fat transferis in generally good health and has sufficient body fat for fat grafting. Hand Rejuvenation with Fat Transfer is not recommended for those who smoke or are at a low body fat level.

What is the average recovery associated with a hand rejuvenation with fat transfer procedure?

The average recovery following hand rejuvenation with fat transfer is two to three weeks. Hands will most likely remain swollen during this time, however, most candidates resume regular activities and work after the first week. Cold compresses can help to relieve the swelling.

What are the potential side effects of a hand rejuvenation with fat transfer procedure?

Possible side effects following hand rejuvenation with fat transfer include swelling, pain, bleeding, bruising, infection, fat necrosis, nerve damage, and asymmetry.

What can someone expect from the results of a hand rejuvenation with fat transfer procedure?

The results of a hand rejuvenation with fat transfer cosmetic procedure are immediately visible, but will finalize over about six months. The results will naturally evolve with aging, and will also be affected by significant weight gain. Good skin care and limited sun exposure can help to maintain results.

What is the average cost of a hand rejuvenation with fat transfer procedure?


Hand rejuvenation with fat transfer can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $6,000. The actual cost of hand rejuvenation with fat transfer is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.

Pros

immediate resultsminimal downtime

Cons

temporarypossible asymmetry

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


Fat grafting can help to reverse the effects of time by restoring volume to wrinkled hands for a more youthful appearance.

The Takeaway


Hand rejuvenation with fat transfer is a cosmetic surgery that can help to reduce the telltale signs of aging like prominent veins and tendons through liposuction and fat grafting.

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  1. American Academy of Dermatology Association What Can Make My Hands Look Younger? American Academy of Dermatology Association
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