As we age, we lose fat in our soft tissues which is especially noticeable in our hands. Aging hands may have sun-spots, and due to the loss of fat, prominent tendons and veins. Fat grafting can be used to fill in the areas around and over these structures to reduce their prominence, just as they are in youth. A peel can be used on the hands to fade spots. The results are hands that keep your age a secret!
With fat grafting, our own fat can be taken from a donor area and carefully placed in the dorsum of the hands to rejuvenate and give natural, youthful results. Although described here in the hands, fat can be grafted to any area of the body that needs filling such as scars, areas of over-liposuction, breasts, etc. Fat is liposuctioned from an area of excess, rinsed in a sterile fashion, and meticulously injected into the area of need.
Hand Fat Grafting Procedure
During a face lift, local anesthesia is commonly used, though the severity of the procedure may require other forms of anesthesia. Most incisions are made in front of and behind the ear, placed where it will fall into the natural crease of the skin. On occasion, the incision will extend into the scalp. Face lifts for males will have the incisions fall into the natural hear lines. During the actual facelift, the doctor will work with the deeper layers of the face. Usually the surgeon will separate the skin from the muscle, lift and/or trim what is needed, then re-drape the skin and suture it back in place.
Medication will be prescribed for the recovery period, as mild discomfort and moderate swelling of the eyelids and other facial areas may occur. After 2 weeks, the swelling will subside enough to allow some social activity, though usually with close, personal friends. The typical recovery period is 4-6 weeks; most surgeons will recommend a facelift to be done a minimum of 3 months before any major event.
Something to remember with a facelift is that no matter how skilled your surgeon is, nature and gravity will eventually take affect again. Secondary facelift surgeries are not uncommon, as skin will sag again and the areas not targeted by the initial facelift may look more lax than the others. Before the procedure, your surgeon will tell you that you should stop smoking. Drinking alcohol is also strongly discouraged. Because smoking and alcohol severely compromises blood flow to the skin, less oxygen will be available to aid in the wound-healing process, and necrosis (death of the skin) can occur.
For more information on Hand Fat Grafting or to find out if it’s the right procedure for you, call Nazarian Plastic Surgery at (310) 773-3039 or Request a Consultation ». Our Beverly Hills location is conveniently located near major roads and freeways, so it’s easy to find our office.
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