Lipofilling (Fat transfer to hands)

Our hands are among the first parts of us to show visible and dramatic signs of ageing. Our hands give away our age just as much as our faces do. Signs of ageing on the face are the first things anyone notices about a person. But our hands are also prominent features. After the face and neck, they are perhaps the most visible and public parts of our bodies.

For this reason, we offer our patients a full range of hand rejuvenation treatments to restore their hands to their youthful appearance.

Ageing Hands

The human hand undergoes the ravages of ageing in much the same way the face does. The soft tissue in the hands, which give them their volumising appearance, gradually depletes as we age, leaving the veins, tendons and bones hidden in our youth more prominent and visible. The skin of the hands, like that on the face, becomes looser and more wrinkled as we age. It also receives as much sun exposure as the face, and are nearly always less protected. As a result, they suffer from pigmentation issues and textural problems in age.

During this procedure Liposuction is performed as any problem areas, most commonly taken from the abdomen, flanks, arms, and inner thighs. The harvested fat is then transferred under the skin of the hands to give them their volumising appearance and cover the though the ageing visible veins and tendons.

This procedure has been studied well and is considered safe. Fat Transfer is a low risk procedure however as with any surgical procedures there are associated risks which should be considered prior to surgery.

Common side effects can include bruising, swelling and numbness which will usually subside as the area (s) begin to heal. Patients can complain of skin irritation from the incision site and unevenness which should reduce in the short term.

There are more uncommon complications associated with Fat Transfer such as infection, hematoma, delayed healing, skin necrosis and seroma. In rare cases patients can experience rippling of the skin which may require further correctional treatment.

Once the healing process is complete it is important to maintain a healthy weight through a stable diet and exercise plan following surgery to maintain the results. It is important to be aware that whilst most of the fat cells will remain, some may resorb and it may be necessary to have further Fat Transfer surgery in the future.

After surgery, you should expect swelling, bruising and some degree of discomfort for some days.