Hand Rejuvenation

Procedure Snapshot

Fat injections to the hands can restore a more youthful appearance to aging hands, by restoring lost volume and smoothing out a wrinkled, frail appearance.

Cost & Recovery

  • Most patients can resume light activity within 1 to 2 days after a hand lift

Quick Facts

  • Dr. Parker can perform your hand lift in-office using local anesthesia
  • Skin resurfacing treatments can minimize dark spots to enhance your results*
  • A small amount of fat is taken from elsewhere on the body using liposuction
  • The fat is injected using a tiny needle, resulting in a scar-free hand rejuvenation

* Results may vary

Hand Lift
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Fat Injection Case 845 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #845

This existing patient of Dr Parker’s requested rejuvenation of her hands. She had previously undergone several other cosmetic procedures which made her look younger. She now felt the appearance of her hands gave her real age away. Dr Parker harvested fat from the patient’s hips, purified it and injected into the back of her hands. The... Read More
Fat Injection Case 843 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #843

This 63 year old patient was bothered by the aged appearance of her hands. She had recently undergone a blepharoplasty and facelift by Dr. Parker and wished to have her hands look as rejuvenated as her face. Fat was harvested from the patient’s abdomen and meticulously injected into the dorsum of both hands. The patient recovered rapidly from the... Read More
Fat Injection Case 846 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #846

This 48 year old existing patient of Dr. Parker’s was increasingly bothered by the aged appearance of her hands. She had recently undergone a facelift by Dr. Parker and wished to have her hands look as rejuvenated as her face. She was bothered by the thinning of her skin and more noticeable appearance of her veins. Fat was harvested from the... Read More
Hand Lift Case 938 Before & After View #5 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #938

This 63 year old patient had recently undergone a blepharoplasty and facelift by Dr. Parker and wished to have her hands look as rejuvenated as her face. Fat was removed from her abdomen and meticulously injected into the dorsum of both hands. The patient recovered rapidly and was delighted with the more youthful appearance of her hands. Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

When we think about what we can do to look more youthful, we typically think first about our facial appearance. But when you greet a colleague, client or friend? You shake hands. Hands that look and feel healthy and smooth can mean as much to your appearance as a youthful face.

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Fat Grafting for Hand Rejuvenation

As we grow older, the top of the hand, also known as the dorsum, shows its age more often than patients like. In particular, the skin develops wrinkles and “age spots”. The fatty layer beneath the skin loses volume. These changes can make a patient feel self-conscious about the aged appearance of their hands.

A hand lift procedure can achieve lasting improvements that look and feel completely natural. This procedure involves fat injections using fat harvested with tiny cannulas, usually from the abdomen, that is purified and then injected into the dorsum of the hands.

Before & After Hand Rejuvenation*

New Jersey hand lift
Before and After
This 63 year old patient had recently undergone a blepharoplasty and facelift by Dr. Parker and wished to have her hands look as rejuvenated as her face. Fat was removed from her abdomen and meticulously injected into the dorsum of both hands. The patient recovered rapidly and was delighted with the more youthful appearance of her hands.
Dr. Paul Parker

Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Known for his surgical talent and caring personality, Dr. Parker has been serving the community for over 25 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.

The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society
The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society

Hand Lift Surgery and Recovery

A hand lift is performed under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation in about one hour. Patients leave our facility shortly afterward and usually recover rapidly. There is very little postoperative pain. Light activities can be started within a day or two following surgery. All sutures dissolve. Within two to three weeks, our clinicians will have you apply special creams nightly for several weeks to remove the age spots, completing the hand rejuvenation.

Our Rapid Recovery Program

We know your recovery experience is important to your well-being as well as to achieve optimal results. We also want to help you get back to your normal routine as soon as possible! That’s why we have developed special protocols to optimize your post-procedure experience. 

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Rapid Recovery Program

Our surgical procedures, anesthesia, medications, and aftercare are tailored to minimize post-operative discomfort and accelerate recuperation.

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