Is fat transfer to the hands safe? (Photo)

I'm young but I've always like the full appearance of hands... I'm thinking about having fat transfer to my hands but I'm worried about the effects and I can't seem to find enough answers about it. I appreciate your suggestion: thank you

Doctor Answers 6


You may consider filling your hands with a filler that can be dissolved such as Juvederm or Restylane.  Fat is safe, but any results are permanent.

Marin Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Fat transfer to the hands safe?

Yes. Fat transfer is safe when performed into the hands for rejuvanation. 

Best wishes, Dr. Aldo

Aldo Guerra, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 202 reviews

Fat Transfer to hands

Fat transfer to the hands is a very safe procedure used to minimize the appearance of veins and tendons in the hands.   It can be done with local anesthesia and light sedation. Best of luck to you.  Dr. Michael Omidi

Michael M. Omidi, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 97 reviews

Fat Transfer to the Hands

Not only is fat transfer to the hands safe, it is an excellent procedure with very good results. It is most indicated for people with loss of fat with prominent veins and tendons, neither of which you have. If you really want to pursue this, make sure you see someone with significant experience in fat grafting.

Robert T. Buchanan, MD
Highlands Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Is fat transfer to the hands safe?

Dear louja

Fat transfer to the hand is safe but has slightly higher rate of complications than some of the other locations. The main one is lumpiness and unevenness. I often tell patients that although significant improvement is achieved in a single session, about 20 percent of patients get a second round of injection for optimal results. The other issue to consider, is if you gain significant weight, the fat will grow.

Afshin Parhiscar, MD
Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

Hand Fat Grafting

Fat grafting to the hands is both very effective and safe. The fat is placed just under the skin using blunt cannulas. The bones, nerves and tendons are below the level of where the fat is placed. There are no adverse effects on hand mobility or sensation either.

Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 72 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.