The dorsal aspect of the hand is one of the areas of the body that show the most volume reduction due to fat loss. This phenomenon reflects an aging hand that frequently causes aesthetic concerns. Autologous fat grafting of this region is easy and highly successful. This procedure is performed through one or two puncture incisions that leave no residual scars. The grafted fat blends with other structures of the dorsal hand such as veins and tendons restoring its youthful appearance. As with fat transfer to the face and other areas, the overlying skin texture improves due to biologic activity of the transplanted cells.
Fat transfer is done using a local anesthetic and mild sedation. Gentle liposuction is performed on cosmetically concerned areas such as abdomen or back. The obtained fat is prepared and set in sterile syringes for the grafting procedure known as lipo-filling. The dorsum turns younger and beautiful with long lasting unprecedented results.