Fat transfer to the hands is a fantastic way to rejuvenate hands. The fat plumps up the hands, softens the outlines of tendons and bones and makes the skin appear smoother. Fat from the waist or flanks is removed and then inject it into the layer just beneath the skin of the hands. Even the slimmest of patients will have enough fat available for hand rejuvenation. Hands get almost as much sun exposure as our face, and with constantly being washed, it adds dehydration to sun damage.
Along with having the skin punished over the vears, in middle age the hands tend to lose fat and become more bony. Add some joint thickening from arthritis and you have some ancient looking hands that don’t match your body!. So you can take great care of yourself, have a little surgical help with the inevitable sags and bags, but those hands can give it all away.
Fat is harvested using Body Jet system to give the best fat retention rate possible. Clinical trials have shown the fat retention rate to be around 80%. It is then mixed with your own platelet rich plasma extracted using PRP Therapy. This enhances the grafting process by releasing growth factors that help the body repair itself by stimulating cells to regenerate new tissue so as well as replacing lost volume the treatment also promotes healthy skin growth and collagen production so skin appears plumper and more vibrant.
The procedure is a fast, effective and relatively painless.
Try to keep the hands elevated for about 24 hours after surgery and then rest them as much as possible for about a week.
- How much it hurts: Slight discomfort
- Time off of work: About a week.
- Time until driving again: 3 – 4 days
- Time off the gym: 2 – 3 weeks.
- How long does it last: 5-10 years
- Patient satisfaction: Very high. It works well, doesn’t hurt very much and the recovery is usually surprisingly easy.
If you, like many celebrities, can’t keep your Jimmy Choos on all night – a little dermal filler in the balls of your feet will make you feel like you’re walking on air. Perfect if you’re the focal point of a function such as the bride or mother-of-the-bride and will be wearing heels all day and night too. If you have sinewy tendons and veins showing through, you can have some Restylane® injected to restore your feet to their former glory. This will last up to 12 months or a course of Sculptra® will last 3 years.