Hand Rejuvenation: The Art of Fat Grafting in Virginia Beach

As we age, our hands undergo significant changes, often resulting in thinning skin and the development of wrinkles. These transformations come from a combination of intrinsic aging processes and external factors such as prolonged use and exposure to environmental elements like the sun and wind. Fortunately, individuals troubled by this issue can substantially improve through a fat transfer procedure to their hands. This innovative technique enhances contours while achieving comprehensive hand rejuvenation, offering patients a youthful and refreshed appearance.

What is Fat Grafting to the Hands?

Fat grafting to the hands, also known as hand fat transfer, is a cosmetic surgery technique aimed at restoring volume and improving the appearance of the hands. Over time, the skin on our hands loses volume and elasticity. When this occurs, veins and tendons become more prominent, resulting in a bony, aged appearance. Fat grafting offers a long-term solution by utilizing your body’s fat to replenish lost volume and create smoother, younger-looking hands.

Transformation achieved: A 5-week result of a fat grafting procedure to the hands. Notice the youthful, fuller appearance compared to the initial bony, vein prominent hands. Swelling has mostly resolved, with results nearing their final state.

Transformation achieved: A 5-week comparison of a Virginia Beach fat grafting procedure to the hands.

Why Consider Fat Grafting to the Hands?

Your hands are constantly exposed and play a significant role in daily interactions. Whether shaking hands professionally or gesturing during conversations, your hands are always on display. However, aging, genetics, and certain lifestyle choices can contribute to the early loss of volume and elasticity in the hands, leading to a prematurely aged appearance.

Fat grafting to the hands offers several benefits for individuals seeking hand rejuvenation, including:

  • Restoring lost volume
  • Smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines
  • Concealing prominent veins and tendons
  • Improving skin texture
  • Enhancing overall aesthetics

By addressing these concerns, fat grafting reverses the collagen loss that has taken place over several years, providing a vibrant look that reflects your inner youthfulness and vitality.

What to Expect During the Procedure:

Fat grafting to the hands is a multi-step procedure. It begins with harvesting fat from a donor site, typically the abdomen or thighs, through liposuction. The harvested fat is then processed and purified to isolate the highest-quality cells for transfer. Finally, the purified fat is carefully injected into targeted areas of the hands and massaged to ensure even distribution. This step is crucial for achieving a more natural look and feel. It helps the fat integrate with surrounding tissues, restoring fullness and enhancing contours.

Transformation in progress: A three-part comparison of a hand fat transfer procedure, showcasing enhanced volume and fullness in the final image compared to the initial bony, aged appearance.

*Actual GBR Plastic Surgery Patient. Shown before, during, and immediately after her hand fat grafting procedure.

The skilled and experienced plastic surgeons of Galardi Bowen Plastic Surgery will work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and aesthetic goals. While some swelling and bruising may occur initially, these side effects typically subside within a few weeks. Fat grafting delivers long-lasting results compared to temporary fillers, which, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons,  typically last for only 6-18 months.

Take the first step towards rejuvenating your hands with fat grafting. Call our Virginia Beach clinic today to schedule your consultation.