How often can a patient get fat grafting in their hands? How is the procedure performed? Recovery time if any?
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Fat Grafting in the Hands
Fat Transfer Results, Are They Permanent? To Hands?
Fat injections for hands
There are a few reasons this procedure would be repeated. If not enough fat was injected, or there was more re absorption of fat than was expected another treatment should improve the results.
The procedure is done by removing fat from one area of the body with micro-liposuction techniques, concentrating the fat by eliminating anesthetic fluid, oil, and blood cells, and injecting the fat in a gentle and sterile manner with fine tubes (cannulas). It usually takes about 2-3 weeks for the swelling to settle after the procedure. It can be performed under local anesthesia or sedation.
Fillers are an alternative to fat injections that don't last as long but also don't require much recovery time.