WHAT IS HAND REJUVENATION SURGERY?
If you’ve noticed that your hands are looking older than you feel, hand rejuvenation surgery is a very rewarding and minimally invasive procedure to consider. Signs that you may see are more veins and the definition of them. You may see that the tendons in your hands are very noticeable and defined as well.
HAND REJUVENATION SURGERY CONSISTS OF TAKING A SMALL AMOUNT OF YOUR BODY FAT, USING LIPOSUCTION, AND TRANSFERRING IT TO THE AREAS OF THE HANDS WHERE VOLUME HAS DIMINISHED.
By replacing the volume in those areas the ropey veins and tendons are quickly reduced. The best part of using your own subcutaneous (just beneath your skin) fat is that it is safe and effective. There are stem cells within your fat cells that can stimulate a very rejuvenating effect to thin skin that lasts longer than dermal fillers.
Why Wouldn’t You Just Use a Dermal Filler? Why Else Would Someone Choose Fat Transfer to The Hands?
Most dermal fillers on the market are safe and are used regularly for replacing volume on the top of the hands. However, the dermal filler can only do one thing, fill. Transferring your body fat to the hands rejuvenates more than just offering an increase in volume. In 2012, Cosmetic Surgery Times interviewed Sydney R. Coleman, M.D., a New York plastic and reconstructive surgeon in private practice. Dr. Coleman had already been performing hand rejuvenation surgery with fat transfer instead of dermal fillers.
“In hand rejuvenation, fat grafting performs long-term skin thickening and rejuvenating functions far beyond its initial filling effect…”
“More than a decade ago, researchers discovered that fat contains a high quantity of mesenchymal stem cells whose functions include repairing tissues, improving blood supply and preventing or even reversing scarring,” Dr. Coleman says. “These are almost exactly the same stem cells found in bone marrow.”
“Fat grafting does much more than fill. It repairs and rejuvenates the overlying skin over a long period of time. This type of regeneration is a new consideration for hand rejuvenation.”
Most aging hands have some element of sun damage, extremely thin skin that appears unhealthy. Dermal fillers alone will not rejuvenate tissue or revive the skin, and do not last for many years the way a fat transfer can.
Can Tickle Lipo Be Used for Hand Rejuvenation?
At Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery, Reza Rod, M.D. always uses the Tickle Lipo to harvest the fat used to transfer to a patient’s own hands. The advanced technology that makes Tickle Lipo safe and gentle is the best way to harvest fat. Traditional liposuction can cause damage to fat cells, while Tickle Lipo gently removes them. With any fat transfer procedure, less damage to the fat cells means more cells survive the transfer and results in better predictability.
The other advantage of using Tickle Lipo for hand rejuvenation is that it can be done under a local anesthetic, no general anesthesia is necessary. This makes for a comfortable surgery and recovery.
What Kind of Doctor Can Perform Hand Rejuvenation Surgery?
Hand rejuvenation surgery should be done by a Plastic Surgeon who is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This specialty is important because this type of surgeon is an expert of hand anatomy as well as the liposuction portion of the surgery. It is important to look for these credentials from any physician you are seeking hand rejuvenation surgery.
Dr. Rod at Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery has the credentials and performs this surgery with the superior technology of Tickle Liposuction. Contact the office for a free consultation to learn more.