Contour Fat Grafting
Your hands can reveal a lot about your age—or how young you look. If your hands have loose skin and lost volume, making you look older than you would like, contour fat grafting can help restore youthful fullness and skin tightness. Located in Montclair, NJ, New Jersey Plastic Surgery® is pleased to offer contour fat grafting to help rejuvenate your hands for the residents in and around Bloomfield, Essex County, Morristown and the surrounding communities.
What Is Contour Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting in your hands, also known as fat transfers, involves relocating fat deposits from other parts of your body to your hands to fill in depressions and increase the plumpness of your skin. Thanks to the regenerative stem cells found naturally among your fat cells, the treatment area will have an enhanced blood supply, thus creating a long-lasting, natural-looking appearance. As a result, your hands will look more strong and youthful.
The Best Candidates for Contour Fat Grafting
Strong candidates have lost skin volume, tightness, and elasticity in the hands, and they wish to restore the tone and fullness of their younger years. Individuals also should have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure and be in general good health.
Planning Your Contour Fat Grafting
During your consultation we will explain how fat grafting works, select a harvesting site (usually the abdomen or thigh), answer any questions you might have and customize your treatment for your aesthetic goals.
Preparing for Your Contour Fat Grafting
Prior to your procedure, you may need to stop smoking or taking certain medications or supplements.
The Contour Fat Grafting Procedure
First, the unwanted fat is removed from elsewhere on your body, such as your abdomen, hips or thighs, using a tiny tube called a cannula. The fat cells and stem cells are isolated from the removed fat and injected gently into your hands in a weaving pattern to create a natural-looking result. Over time, as the stem cells stimulate the growth of new blood vessels, the inserted fat cells will adjust to their new location to create fuller, more youthful-looking hands.
How Much Does Contour Fat Grafting Cost?
The cost of contour fat grafting varies for each patient depending on the treatment goals, extent of change desired and other factors. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, Master®Card, American Express® and Discover®. Financing options are available through CareCredit® and AlphaeonTM.
After Your Contour Fat Grafting Procedure
The day of the procedure you need to keep your hands elevated above your heart when possible to improve the long-term results. For the first week after the procedure, do not touch, compress or massage your hands. If needed, cold compresses may be used to minimize discomfort.
Getting Back to Normal Following Contour Fat Grafting
You may use your hands immediately after the procedure, as long as you avoid any strenuous activities and any motions that could press upon the hands. Over the next couple weeks, your hands will gradually be able to handle typical daily routines.
Contour fat grafting uses fat cells from your own body to restore plumpness and skin tone to your hands long-term. If you are looking for contour fat grafting for your hands and you reside in or around the Bloomfield, Essex County or Morristown areas, contact New Jersey Plastic Surgery® in Montclair, NJ, today to set up your appointment!