fami – fat autografting muscle injection

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Loss of volume and shrinkage of facial muscle are the primary characteristics associated with the aging process of the skin. This process combined with diet and exercise can cause many people to develop a thinner face or sunken facial features. Loss of facial volume can make your expression unhealthy and tired-looking. The goal of FAMI is to restore volume to those muscles in the face that have become weak. The FAMI technique augments the volume of the muscles in the forehead, cheeks, chin, jawline, upper and lower eyes, lips, hands and even buttocks with fat.

Dr. Nikko is one of the few experts to perform the state-of-the-art FAMI technique, a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that corrects volume deficiencies through the transfer of fat tissue. The fat tissue is removed from other parts of the body via liposuction, harvested, centrifuged and then injected using a specially designed cannula to place the fat autograft into the vascular muscle bed.

Fat transfer using the FAMI technique provides genuine skin rejuvenation without any complications or using any chemicals and fillers. The skin is injected with one’s own fatty connective tissue, reducing the risk of complications or allergic reactions. The procedure is generally conducted under a local anesthetic and is performed as an outpatient procedure. The recovery process is minimal with only minor bruising and swelling involved. Patients can resume regular activities anywhere from a week to two weeks.