Like the face, hands are constantly exposed to ultra violet light and the elements, and are one of the first parts of the body to show signs of aging. Before fat transfer very little could be done.
Small amounts of fat are extracted from the buttocks or stomach and reinjected into the back of the hand using a local anaesthetic. The fat is trapped among the tissues and plumps up the back of the hand, making it look less fragile and crepy. The patient may need several treatments and have the procedure repeated annually.