FAMI - Fat Autograft Muscle Injection


What is FAMI?

FAMI is an advanced technique for facial reconstruction and reshaping using your own adult stem cells.

Dr. Roger Amar has been developing the FAMI™ technique (Fat Autograft Muscle Injection) since 1997, using his deep and refined knowledge of the facial anatomy. His intense dedication to the process has led him to further develop his technique to provide great precision and fantastic, natural facial rejuvenation and reconstruction results.

The FAMI™ technique is an innovative approach to restoring some of the underlying defects that are responsible for the appearance of aging. It rejuvenates the face by implanting the patient's own adult mesenchymal stem cells; thus, restoring the facial structure to a more youthful state.

The focus of the FAMI™ technique is not only classical superficial fat-injection. FAMI™ focuses on the specific selection and grafting of autologous adult stem cells (mother cells), which exist in large amounts in the body’s own fatty tissue.

Fat Grafting began as early as 1893 with free fat autograft used to fill soft tissue defects. Throughout the 20th Century, physicians used fat grafts to correct a variety of conditions including hemi facial atrophy and other soft tissue defects. It has been used in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery for the purpose of treating patients of all ages.

The ideal soft tissue augmentation material should be long lasting, natural and with a low risk of adverse reactions. Autologous adult stem cells do meet these requirements. Fat grafting is a procedure in which small portions of fatty tissue are carefully collected from an individual, purified and transplanted back to the same individual. The fat is harvested from the abdomen, thighs, hips or buttocks.

The FAMI Technique

FAMI™ is a unique alternative to traditional surgery and different from the usual classical fat-injection

FAMI™ - Fat Auto-Graft Muscle Injection counts today as one of the most advanced techniques of fat grafting with proving long-lasting results. It is based on an extremely profound and precise anatomical knowledge. Despite the complexity of the FAMI technique, the surgery procedure appears simple for the patient. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis with mandatory local anaesthesia. The fatty tissue is carefully removed with gentle liposuction in syringes, following a minimally process with a centrifuge to separate out a with autologous adult stem cells concentrated batch, which is then with specially developed and patented cannulas, grafted in thin strands to the muscle and bone surfaces of the specifically to be treated areas of the face, in order to correct and rejuvenate, repair and restore shape and contours, leading to a facial lift without the need for incisions and sutures.

The focus of the FAMI™ technique is not only classical superficial fat-injection into the various areas of the face in order to fill in lost volume. FAMI™ concentrates in the first place on the specific collection and grafting of the adult stem cells (mother cells), which exist in large amounts in the body’s own fatty tissue. These adipose stem cells need to be preserved very carefully during the collection, centrifugation, preparation and final re-implantation into the patient’s facial muscles and bone surface. The transplanted adult stem cells will multiply and transform into the damaged muscle and bone tissue cells, reproducing lost tissue caused by aging and leading to restore, repair and rejuvenate the face and achieving a natural face-lift. The adult stem cells simultaneously slow down the process of aging by providing the treated muscles and bone areas with new life.

This technique does not require incisions or sutures and is applicable to more and more patients. FAMI™ demonstrated that in the majority of cases the need for blepharoplasty and face-lift can be eliminated and unsatisfactory results of a face-lift corrected.

Dr. Roger Amar uses this technique to treat bone surface, the contour of the mimic muscles, the orbital contour and mandible line, reinforcing the existing facial tissue, leading to a facial restoration, reshape and face lift.

To undergo a FAMI™ treatment a preoperative consultation and evaluation with Dr. Amar is essential. The areas for treatment must be identified and realistic expectations discussed. Photographic documentation is important in planning and for follow up.

Natural Results

The contemporary approach to surgical rejuvenation of the face consists more and more of restoring facial volume and contour in an attempt to emulate natural youthful facial features.

By reconstructing the muscles and bone surfaces through an Autograft of own adult stem cells, FAMI™ recreates the harmonious proportions and eliminates the aged hard expression. The gaze is deeper, the forehead is broadened, the nose appears smaller and the cheekbones more prominent. The whole face regains its harmonious proportion and fresh and young appearance of prior years.

The FAMI™ technique offers absolute long-lasting natural rejuvenation and/or aging prevention. FAMI™ demonstrated that in the majority of cases the need for blepharoplasty and face-lift can be eliminated and unsatisfactory results of a face-lift corrected.

Florida cosmetic surgeon Andrés Bonelli, M.D., a Tampa Bay liposuction surgery expert, offers procedures for body contouring purposes. Specializing in Tumescent Liposuction with the use of microcannulas at his Palm Harbor practice, as well as offering injectables to patients throughout the Tampa Bay area, our cosmetic surgeon in Florida encourages visitors to view the liposuction photos on this Web site. Other procedures by Tampa Bay and Palm Harbor, Florida cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bonelli include mesotherapy, sclerotherapy, Botox, and Restylane. Call Dr. Andrés Bonelli to schedule a free consultation at his Palm Harbor cosmetic surgery practice.

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