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Healthy, Youthful looking hands…with fat grafting

My last blog got into some of the powerful, age defying benefits of fat grafting for hollow, aging cheeks.  This post will give you a mini crash course on why structural fat grafting is superb…to reverse aging in the hands.

FAT GRAFTING has been around for a few decades and we now understand the powerful, life changing advantages of using your own fat.  Fat Grafting, as it’s being done today, offers long term results for rejuvenating the skin, creating thicker skin and better quality skin.

AGING HANDS  become more noticeable as fat disappears, skin gets thinner and veins, joints and tendons become easily visible. Contrast this with youth between the ages of 16 to 25 years old…the hands are softer and the skin is thicker.

FILLERS versus FAT GRAFTING:  Today’s fillers are fabulous and each has its own virtue and uses in the world of anti aging aesthetics. They offer immediate results, most encourage collagen renewal, they are natural substances readily accepted by the body, they can last up to two years with maintenance and if done by an expert injector…liquid facelifts can achieve fabulous results.  FAT GRAFTING, on the other hand, is proven very effective because healthy fat contains a high quantity of mesenchymal stem cells.  These stem cells are almost exactly like those found in bone marrow.  The stem cells found in autologous fat functions to:   1) repair tissues, 2) improve blood supply to the injected area, 3) prevent and often reverse scarring.

ACTUAL RESULTS:  Fat grafting injections can achieve 100% thicker skin!

We now know these results are due to neocollagenesis.  Hence, thicker, rejuvenated skin from fat grafting injections is proven to be more important than just filling for volume replacement.  The Goal is to create an integrated layer of fat to look like the outer skin but with more fullness.  Over time, this repairs and rejuvenates the overlying skin, for years of amazing results.

FAT GRAFTING….HOW IT’S DONE   1)  Harvested fat (concentrated offers 50% more stem cells and growth factor) is carefully injected into the back of the hands to correct atrophy.  2) I position the fat between the skin, veins and tendons using special techniques to prevent vein damage and to preserve them  3) my technique cause little to no tissue disruption,  4) the fat is woven into the subcutaneous layer for longterm advantages.  5) my patients experience minimal swelling and usually no bruising.

NEW, MORE YOUTHFUL HANDS…as swelling resolves and the fat/stem cells/ growth factor settles in and grafts…wrinkles become less visible/softer, skin is visibly healthier, veins and tendons are less obvious.

BOTTOM LINE on FAT GRAFTING for REJUVENATING AGING HANDS = our own body fat contains stem cells and growth factors that is capable of repairing and rejuvenating.  Your own body fat can help you defy aging!

OK….this is when patients start getting ready for the holidays.  Mommy Makeovers,  Daddy DoOvers,  Grandma/Grandpa Anti Aging treatments…mini facelifts, injectable fillers, rejuvenating body procedures….check out my website to start dreaming then come on in and we will custom design your own program.   Http://www.davinciplastic.com.

Anti Aging means to defy aging everyday!

Steven Davison M.D.

“DAVinci…where we combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.”

Lipomatosis…nobody wants it….many people get it…one simple “squeeze technique” can remove it in 30 seconds!

LIPOMATOSIS…is the presence of multiple lipomas on the body.  Lipomas are adipose tumors….these are tumor growths filled with mature fat cells.  Lipomatosis is also referred to as: liposis or adiposis.  Whatever it is called…it simple means an abnormal localized tumor like accumulation of fat in the tissues.  Many discrete, encapsulated lipomas form on the body trunk and extremities with very few on the head.  In 1993, a genetic defect within lipomas was localized to chromosome 12q15, where the HMGIC gene encodes the high-mobility-group protein isoform 1-C.  This is one of the most commonly found mutations in solitary lipomatous tumors, while lipomas often have multiple mutations.  Other chromosomes have also been observed.

Other entities often accompanied by multiple lipomas include Proteus syndrome, Cowden syndrome and related disorders due to PTEN gene mutations, benign symmetric lipomatosis (Madelung disease), familial lipodystrophy, hibernomas and familial angiolipomatosis.  Below I outline some symptoms….because more people are presenting today with lipomas….it is important to educate on this subject.

SYMPTOMS of FAMILIAL LIPOMATOSIS (FML)…FML is a rare disorder that tends to run in families and affects both men and women.  It is hereditary and shows up as groups of fat cells in the subcutaneous tissues that begin to grow and produce multiple fatty lumps of “benign” fatty tumors (lipomas).

  • Usually appear on the abdomen, arms, thighs, neck
  • Can also appear on the face, buttocks, lower legs
  • Tend to vary widely in size…& may or may not be surrounded by connective tissue
  • May or may not be attached to the skin & nearby muscle
  • They are rubbery, moveable & ovoid to round in shape
  • Are not usually painful (unless in an irritated area)
  • Can appear singularly or in clusters
  • Typically appear during of soon after adolescence
  • Extreme cases can grow to appear grotesque & can interfere with mobility, movement & cause disfigurement

LIPOMA REMOVAL REQUIRES THE SKILLS OF A QUALIFIED SURGEON…LIPOMA cases are nearly always referred to a surgeon who is skilled and qualified in their removal.

My previous blog covered methods of Lipoma’s removal…surgical excision, endoscopic removal, liposuction and a simple “squeeze” technique I have developed that safely and effectively removes many lipomas within just seconds through a small incision.

LIPOMATOSIS….NOBODY WANTS IT…WE CAN DEAL WITH IT!  If you, a friend or loved one has been suffering with Lipomas.  Please know there is help!  Come in and let’s get your treatment plan going so you can be free again.

OK….MY NEXT BLOG WILL COVER KELOIDS….THEN WE’LL GET OFF THIS TRACK AND GET BACK INTO BEACH BODY TOPICS!

HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A WONDERFUL SPRING!

Steven Davison M.D.

“DAVinci….where I combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.”

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