A much heard saying used to be “you can tell someone’s true age from the look of their hands”. As the hands and face are exposed to the most external damaging influences, these are the parts of the body where the signs of age manifest themselves first. While there are many facial procedures to slow-down or even reverse those signs, for the hands this has always proven more difficult. Nowadays this is a point which has come under the attention of more plastic surgeons worldwide and various techniques have been developed to also restore the youthfulness of the hands.
Reconstructive plastic surgery has clinically integrated lipo-filling, or fat grafting, for breast- and gluteal augmentation, facial procedures and other reconstructive and restorative surgeries, with high success. Lipo-filling has the unique advantage of restoring the aesthetic harmony of your body by making use of your own body fat, as it involves transferring fat from a part of your body to the face via injection. After the fat is retrieved from the body it is being filtered and placed back under the skin in order to create contour, volume and even durable skin improvement. The idea behind this is to either place back what was naturally there, to attain the most natural results. In the following menu you can find more information on hand fat grafting. In case you would like our professional advice or if you would like to make an appointment, please contact us.
During a first non-committal consultation, Dr. Fantozzi will discuss all the different aspects of the procedure. He will discuss your aesthetic wishes and subsequently advise you which method of treatment will let you meet those wishes in the best way possible. Furthermore you will be informed on the results you may expect, possible downtime and temporary limitations after the surgery. You can rest assured that you will always receive honest and professional advice during this consultation.
During the procedure, fat will be transferred from the body to the hands. In order to realize this, first fat will be retrieved from a part of the body where there is a so-called excess. Subsequently this is filtered and placed back on the desired location. This is done right under the skin in order to create contour, volume and durable skin improvement. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and will take about 45 minutes.
The technique of hand fat grafting was developed by Dr. Fantozzi himself and restores the youthfulness of the hands. Due to the passing of time, the skin loses elasticity and the contours of the hands lose volume due to decreasing fatty tissue. This makes the bones and veins more visible and even leads to wrinkled hands. The fat injection into the hands has the twin effects of restoring volume, while simultaneously containing growth factors that help maintain the skin. The big advantage of this is that it leads to long-lasting results. Besides adipocytes (fat cells) themselves having a lifespan average of 8 years, the stem cells that are connected to those cells have its own repair system which replace old adipocytes by new ones – this will even further enhance the results. Since the tissue is retrieved from your own body it is a completely safe procedure with the risk of rejection, inflammation and allergic reaction being eliminated. It is a true form of anti-aging treatment.
Lipo-filling is not a very intrusive procedure, which leads to minimal downtime. Depending on the extent of the procedure, there might temporarily be some light swelling of the treated location. Dr. Fantozzi will explain all of this during the first consultation, so you will know exactly what to expect prior to the procedure. To secure the quality and results of the surgery, we will schedule an appointment for a check-up following the procedure. In order to further enhance the results, Clinic Fantozzi will also design a personal after-treatment course for each unique individual if desired.
Before and after pictures