Hand Rejuvenation with Fat Grafting vs Fillers

Hand Rejuvenation with Fat Grafting vs Fillers

Patient Information


Hand rejuvenation using fat grafting technique is an excellent way to reverse the clock and provides you with younger looking hands to match a balanced rejuvenated overall appearance. Therefore, many people find it most rewarding to combine face and hand fat injections to provide the most comprehensive rejuvenation program.

Hand Fat Grafting vs Injectable Fillers

Both hand fat grafting and injectable fillers are effective and reliable methods to restore volume and youth to the hands. Although fat grafting provides the best overall rejuvenation and the most durable, injectable fillers is a great option for hands with lower degree of volume loss and is more cost effective.

Below is the breakdown in comparison of each method:

Fat Grafting for the Hands

Hand Fat Grafting

Type of Anesthesia: General anesthesia, deep sedation

Material Injected: Purified fat harvested from your belly, back or thighs

Longevity: Permanent after some degree of absorption over the first few weeks to month

Average Cost: Approximately $6,000 to cover the cost of anesthesia and facility charges

Degree of Rejuvenation: Covers the entire back of the hand, fingers and knuckles; superior in results than fillers

Recovery: You will see some swelling and reddish hue after the procedure but there is little pain and no loss of functionality. It typically takes around 2-3 weeks to see the best result.

Restylane fillers for the hands

Hand Injectable Fillers

Type of Anesthesia: Local anesthesia, in office procedure

Material Injected: Hyaluronic acid, such as Restylane or Juvederm

Longevity: You may lose 20% or more after one year, and touchup can be injected with the same or lower cost. Fortunately, the more fillers build up, the longer they will last.

Average Cost: Approximately $3,600 ($600 per syringe) with 3 syringes on each side. The amount of injections is depending on your level of loss of volume and what your doctor recommends

Degree of Rejuvenation: limited to just the back of the hand and the number of syringes used

Recovery: You may see little swelling and bruising with no pain or loss of functionality. Typically takes a few days to a week to see best results.

Doctor Consultation

It is best to discuss your degree of volume loss and your desired outcome with your surgeon to select the best method for your hand rejuvenation.



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