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HAND REJUVENATION WITH FAT GRAFTS
As we age, not only does our skin becomes thinner, but the fat tissue under our skin atrophies along with our muscles, resulting in more prominent bone contours. Our hands are not immune to this generalized pattern of aging. When our skin thins it accentuates veins and deep grooves between the bones, and creates an overall skeletonized appearance in our hands. The solution for this is getting a hand rejuvenation procedure with a fat transfer. In addition to replacing volume through the use fat grafts or soft-tissue fillers, hand rejuvenation may also involve a skin treatment, such as a TCA peel.
Learn more about fat transfer for Fort Lauderdale area patients interested in hand rejuvenation. For a free consultation, please call (954) 779-2777 or contact us online.
LEARN MORE ABOUT FAT TRANSFER (GRAFTING) AND HAND REJUVENATION
Skin rejuvenation involves mild to intermediate chemical peels to thicken and improve the texture of the skin. It also decreases transparency so that underlying veins are not as prominent. Repeated treatments may be needed to keep the skin looking good.
Volume replacement by means of fat transfer or soft tissue fillers to compensate for wasting of the muscles and subcutaneous tissue is another significant component of hand rejuvenation.
- Type of anesthesia: local or twilight
- Duration of procedure: 1 to 2 hours
- Facility: AAAA-certified Ambulatory Surgery Center
- Recovery time: 1 to 2 weeks
- Discomfort: none
MORE ABOUT FAT TRANSFER
Adding volume to fill deep grooves on the back of the hand and thickening the atrophies fat tissue under the skin provides multiple benefits. It makes skeletonized hands look fuller and rounded, like a youthful hand. Thicker subcutaneous tissue will diminish transparency of thin skin and, to a certain degree, diminish visibility of veins and tendons on the back of the hand.
Grafts for fat transfer are harvested from the thigh or the abdomen, or in a process of liposuction for other reasons. Harvested fat is then prepared into injectable fat grafts. Using a very small cannula, grafts are injected into selected areas of the hand to achieve the desired youthful contours.
Dr. Zoran Potparic
Dr. Zoran Potparic is a world renowned, board certified plastic surgeon serving the Fort Lauderdale and Miami area. He is known for achieving natural looking results for his plastic and cosmetic surgery patients.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
LEARN MORE ABOUT FAT TRANSFER AND HAND REJUVENATION
Dr. Zoran Potparic is happy to discuss hand rejuvenation and related fat transfer procedures with Fort Lauderdale-area patients. Before and after pictures are available. To set up a consultation at the Fort Lauderdale office, or for more information, call (954) 779-2777 or contact us online.