Texas Plastic Surgeon and his team share new fat grafting technique for hand rejuvenation
Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, a Plastic Surgeon, based on University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas and his partners, shared a new sophisticated fat grafting technique to rejuvenate hands. This technique seems to provide much better outcome according to the report we can find in the December volume of the official journal of ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The team of the researchers state: “This approach addresses the prominent aged anatomy of the hand, providing excellent contour and aesthetic outcomes.”
This is great news if we consider that there is an increasing demand in rejuvenation procedures focusing on the hands. Dr. Rohrich says: “Our facial rejuvenation patients are increasingly aware of the dichotomy between the youthful face and the aged hands,” and adds”Interestingly, one can estimate a person’s age by viewing the hands alone, adding to the desire for these procedures.”
The specific, sophisticated technique the team developed includes a refined grafting of a small volume of autologus fat (20-25 ml per hand). Fat is injected in the area by means of small incisions on the back of the hand. Then the fat is gently massaged to achieve a really smooth result, so as to cover the not-attractive appearnce of bones and veins on this area. According to the researchers this approach gives an improved aesthetic result and it lasts for at least 6 months. Recovery is quite smooth.
Dr. Rohrich sums it up: “Hand rejuvenation with autologous fat grafting is a safe and effective method to create a youthful appearance of the dorsum of the hand,”