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Surgery Process Guide to Hand Fat Transfer

“About 10% of [fat transfer] patients have to be reinjected after 3-6 months in order to obtain a lasting result.” – Melvin A. Shiffman author of ‘Autologous Fat Transfer: Art, Science and Clinical Practise’.

Liposuction techniques are applied to take fat from one area of your body and injected into your hand to increase volume.


A local anaesthetic is administered to the area of your body from which fat cells will be removed. Popular areas include the buttock or inner thighs.


This fat is then filtered to separate healthy fats from damaged.


The fat is then injected into the back of the hands via a small cannula (you will also have a local anaesthetic applied to the hand).

Complications / Negligence Signs

You may experience distortion in the hand, if the treatment area is overcorrected.


Blood clots could occur; both at the treated location (the hand) or the donated area.

Surgical Risks

Local anaesthetic is generally safe however, it does possess certain associated risks, including;

  • Haematoma
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Nerve Injury
  • Infection
  • Ischemic necrosis (a restriction to the blood cells, causing a group of cells to die).

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