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    Local Anesthesia Procedure: Fat Grafting of The Hands

    Fat Grafting of The Hands

    Local Anesthesia Procedure: Fat Grafting of The HandsEfforts don’t just need to be focused on the face, but the hands too for combating the signs of aging. Hands experience the same amount of fat and collagen loss as the face. This leaves the tendons and veins on the hands more exposed. Fat grafting can help towards revitalizing the appearance of the hands in a similar manner as using dermal fillers for hand rejuvenation. It helps in increasing the volume for a more youthful appearance.

    Modern Body Contouring and Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides safe and proven local anesthesia cosmetic procedures to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities.

    How is Fat Grafting of the Hands Performed?

    Liposuction procedure needs to be performed first for collecting fat for grafting on the hands. Typically, fat is collected from the thighs, hips, and stomach area. But, it can be collected from anywhere on the body which has excess deposits of fatty tissue. A small incision will be made at the donor area after it is cleansed and anesthetized.

    The surgeon will insert a cannula through this after infiltrating it with tumescent fluid. This is a combination of lidocaine, saline, and epinephrine. Fat will be first dislodged and then collected in a container. The donor area will then be bandaged using compression garment for reducing swelling and bruising. The collected fat will be purified and prepared for grafting.

    A pilot hole will be made at the wrist using a small needle. The cannula will distribute the collected fat to deficient areas in the hands. Your body will reabsorb 30 – 50% of the fat, which is why excess fat is injected. The cannula will be removed once the procedure is complete. Even distribution of fat will be ensured by massaging the hands.

    The goal of this cosmetic surgery procedure is to add volume to wrinkled hands for covering underlying tendons and vessels.

    Candidates for Hand Grafting

    Suitable candidates would have enough fat in donor sites for fat grafting. Patients should also be in good overall health.

    Benefits of Fat Transfer in the Hands

    Once fat integrates with the tissue in the hands, it stays permanent. This is in sharp contrast with dermal filler treatments that need to be repeated every 6 – 9 months.

    Results of Fat Grafting in Hands

    Everybody reacts differently to fat grafting. However, results last for a long time. You may require top-up for maintaining the original effect at some point after the primary fat grafting plastic surgery for the hands.

    Recovery and Downtime

    Ice may be provided following the treatment for easing swelling and discomfort. The procedure doesn’t have a specific downtime. It is minimally invasive in nature and doesn’t involve scarring or local anesthesia. Your doctor may recommend MLD massage for quick healing depending on the amount of fat that is harvested.

    Is Fat Grafting of the Hands Safe?

    The risk of rejection is eliminated since the surgeon will inject fat harvested from your own body. Risk of associated infections, such as the ones with implants is also removed in this procedure.

    Modern Body Contouring and Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides safe and proven local anesthesia cosmetic procedures to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities.

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    For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit or click here to contact us.

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