What is hand rejuvenation with nano & micro fat transfer surgery?
The goal of hand rejuvenation with nano and micro fat transfer is to add volume to the hands’ wrinkled areas, covering underlying vessels and tendons while improving the quality of the skin.
The hands experience the same loss in fat and collagen as the face, accentuating signs of aging such as wrinkling and leaving veins and tendons more exposed. Fat transfer can help to rejuvenate the look of the hands by increasing volume for a younger appearance.
Why consider hand rejuvenation with nano & micro fat transfer surgery?
In this procedure, a small amount of fat between 10 and 20ml is liquified and highly filtered until it becomes extremely fluid yet naturally rich in SVF stem cells. This emulsified fat when injected into the hands can improve the tone and texture of skin and increase volume. The use of micro fat brings volume and nano fat improves tone and texture. If the concern is skin related, nano fat only is used.
We have this wonderful tissue available to us, in the form of our own fat. You can think of tissue transfer – taking fat from one part of the body to another – like recycling.
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What concerns can hand rejuvenation with nano & micro fat transfer surgery address?
Hand Rejuvenation with nano & micro fat transfer addresses concerns such as:
- Aging Hands
- Crepey Skin
- Prominent veins
- Volume Loss
What is fat transfer surgery?
Surgical fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure to move fat from one part of the body to another. Also known as ‘fat grafting’, the aim is to remove unwanted fat from one area (such as the tummy or thighs) and use it to smoothen or rejuvenate another area. The technique harvests fat from the body and extracts the most valuable source of stem cells, it then transfers those enriched cells into another area to help plump out and rejuvenate the overlying skin.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?
Mr Olivier Amar will remove some fat from your body, usually from the abdomen or thighs, using a fine micro cannula for your comfort. Your extracted fat is then spun and filtered in a centrifuge to extract SV Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF). This liquid is then mixed with purified fat to form a natural filler.
WHAT FORM OF ANAESTHETIC WILL BE USED?
|A small quantity fat transfer may be performed under local anaesthetic, however more extensive fat grafting is performed under total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA). A technique of anaesthesia which uses a combination of agents given exclusively via the intravenous route without the use of gas anaesthesia. This means you will sleep comfortably throughout the procedure and wake immediately afterwards with a significantly reduced likelihood of feeling groggy or nauseous. The anaesthesia will be explained to you by your anaesthetist during the preoperative consultation.|
WHAT EFFECT CAN SMOKING AND ALCOHOL HAVE ON MY FAT GRAFTING RESULTS?
Certain lifestyle factors can increase the risk of complications during and after your surgery. The most common impact of smoking before your surgery is that it increases your chances of developing an infection and inhibits your body’s natural healing processes. We insist that all patients stop smoking and using nicotine products at least six weeks before surgery. Reducing alcohol intake is also strongly advised. This is particularly important for fat grafting surgery in which the fat’s viability post-procedure is materially reduced in a smoker population.
HOW MANY OF MY FAT CELLS WILL SURVIVE?
Between 50 and 70 percent of fat cells survive the transfer process, establishing a blood supply, meaning the results are permanent. Mr Olivier Amar will allow for this in his initial evaluation of the amount to be injected.
HOW LONG DOES THE SURGERY TAKE?
The length of the procedure varies according to the amount of fat to be re-injected and may take between 60-90 minutes
CAN MY FAT BE STORED FOR FUTURE TREATMENTS?
Fat storage has recently become available in the UK. If all the fat taken from you is not used in a single procedure, Mr Olivier Amar is happy to discuss the option of storing it for possible future treatments.
Hand rejuvenation with fat transfer and PRP can help to rejuvenate the look of the hands by increasing volume for a younger appearance, while boosting the skin’s radiance and luminosity.
The hands experience the same loss in fat and collagen as the face, accentuating signs of aging such as wrinkling and leaving veins and tendons more exposed.
The goal of hand rejuvenation with fat transfer and Aerolase Neo laser is to add volume to cover underlying vessels and tendons and stimulates collagen.
This treatment helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, lax skin, and pores and improve overall tone & texture. The hands experience the same loss in fat and collagen as the face, accentuating signs of aging such as wrinkling and leaving veins and tendons more exposed.
What can I expect after hand rejuvenation with nano & micro fat transfer surgery?
Fat transfer is a straightforward and minimally invasive procedure. As a result, there is minimal downtime required and after the operation pain is usually mild.
Initially there will be bruising in the fat harvesting and reinjection areas, this should settle down between seven and ten and days but continues to improve with time. Swelling appears in the first few days after surgery, this should settle down between seven and ten days.
You will be asked to come in for a post-operative nurse appointment one week after your surgery. At this point your incision sites will be reviewed, and your preliminary healing will be assessed. You will come back at six week after surgery to be reviewed by Mr Olivier Amar.
How long do I have to wait to return to normal activities following the surgery?
Depending on your type of daily activity, you will usually be able to resume your normal activities after two to ten days and return to gentle exercise after two to three weeks. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 2-weeks. Mr Olivier Amar will discuss this with you in further detail at your consultation.