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Fat Transfer Injections for the Hands: Is It Effective?

By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on March 14, 2016

A woman's hands in the airOne of the reasons that Dr. Constance Barone is a leading plastic surgeon in the San Antonio area is her attention to overall aesthetics and total wellness. There are plenty of ways to help patients look their best, and sometimes a little procedure such as fat transfer injections to enhance aesthetics can go a long way.

Dr. Barone also pays attention to the little things that can make a major difference. That's why she offers treatments for differents parts of the body, even the hands.

The Appearance of Your Hands Can Make a Difference

Sometimes we can take certain parts of our body for granted until they become unsightly and a source of self-consciousness. This is definitely the case with the hands. As we age or lose weight, our hands (particularly the backs of our hands) can change a great deal. It's not uncommon for older people to notice their hands appearing gnarled or thin, with prominent veins and tendons visible through the sagging skin.

Thankfully there are treatments out there to address bony hands. Take fat transfer injections, for instance.

About Fat Transfer

Also known as microlipoinjection, fat transfer involves the removal of fat from one part of the body and the placement of this fat into another part of the body. The patient's own fat helps add volume to the treatment area, which is great for dealing with sagging skin, deep lines, and hollows as they appear.

The fat for fat transfer treatment is commonly taken from the abdominal region and the buttocks, though this can vary based on the patient and how his or her body fat is distributed.

How Fat Transfer Can Improve the Appearance of Aging Hands

By using fat transfer treatment on the hands, patients are able to fight the saggy, baggy, bony look. A fat transfer session can help your hands look more youth, filling in the loose skin with natural tissue rather than relying on synthetic fillers.

The Benefits of Fat Transfer Treatment

There are some great benefits to fat transfer treatment:

  • Allows patients to undergo liposuction on problem parts of the body
  • No chance of allergic reaction or filler rejection
  • Minor incisions are made for liposuction that are well-hidden
  • Results can last for several years

The Risks of Fat Transfer Treatments

The risks of fat transfer treatment are those common to any minor surgical procedure, including issues with anesthetic, possible infection, and swelling or redness around the injection sites and incision sites.

One risk to consider, however, is fat reabsorption. Not all of the fat that's injected will remain in the injection site, meaning that some of the initial volume achieved by the procedure may be lost. Thankfully the amount generally minor and the fat when reabsorbed does not have any harmful side effects.

The Results of Fat Transfer for the Hands

The results of fat transfer treatment are exceptional. One session of fat transfer can lead your hands looking great and totally natural. Since the results can last for years, you won't have to worry about covering up your hands with gloves or letting your long sleeves ride over them while in public. Raise a glass, have a toast, and don't worry--you look great.

Speak with Dr. Constance Barone About Your Treatment Options

For more information about fat transfer treatment and how it can help you look your absolute best, be sure to contact our cosmetic skin care and plastic surgery center today. Dr. Constance Barone and the entire team here will help you look your best using the most ideal treatments available.

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9502 Huebner Rd
Bldg 2, Ste 202
San Antonio, TX 78240

Open Today 9:00am - 4:30pm

All Hours Directions (210) 614-0400