Facial Volume Enhancement using FAMI Fat Transfers
Facial Autograft Muscle Injection or FAMI is a non-surgical fat transfer procedure performed by Dr. Levine to rejuvenate facial volume deficiency. FAMI uses the body’s own material to restore facial fullness and firmness. The procedure involves removing fat from one area of the body by mini-liposuction and re-injecting it above and into the plane of the facial muscles. The fat is used to plump up and contour areas of the face that have lost volume through aging.
Losing facial volume is a common side effect to aging. One cause is the loss of collagen, which gives the appearance of sagging and/or slightly sunken areas. Treatments such as Thermage® stimulate new collagen growth by gently tightening and lifting the skin. Repairing facial volume loss due to muscle shrinkage generally requires a fat transfer procedure like FAMI.
FAMI delivers long-lasting results that include a symmetrical, fuller and more youthful appearance. A transfer of your own fat is not perceived as a foreign substance by your body so FAMI presents no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. The injections can fill in depressed areas of the face like the hollows under the eyes, flattened cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds and chin. It can also enhance facial features such as the cheekbones, jaw line, eyebrow area and lips.
Fat is typically taken from the abdomen, outer thigh or inner knee area. After numbing the treatment area, tiny drops of the fat are re-injected above and into the facial muscle plane giving both your skin and your features a boost. Results are immediate and usually last for many years. In addition, it is a natural way to enhance your face without the risks associated with invasive procedures like a surgical face lift.
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