Is your face looking like a half deflated balloon??? Take the test today!
Do you have:
✔ facial sagging
✔ deep laughter lines (nasolabial fold)
✔ flat, saggy cheeks
✔ under eye & upper eyelid hollows?
As one ages, we lose volume in our face in general. The loss of these fats is responsible for the deflated look that we have, that makes us look old! Many people have already discovered the wonders of fillers on the face and are regular converts, topping up the volume on their face regularly
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers for the tear trough, cheeks, chin, nasolabial folds, etc are not new to many! Although HA Fillers is often rapidly absorbed by the body and require top-ups every few months, many patients will still opt for HA Fillers as their preferred choice because the risks of allergic reactions of HA Fillers is low, compared to other types of fillers which are longer lasting but have . However, frequent top ups can prove to be costly. Thus, some doctors will suggest Facial Autograft Muscle Injections (FAMI), which yield similar or better results than HA fillers. Being extracted from your own body, there is no risk of allergic reactions from FAMI.
What is Facial Autograft Muscle Injections (FAMI)?
Like Breast Lipofilling, FAMI also makes use of the fats removed during liposuction. Similar to Breast Lipofilling, the removed fats are then refined, where only the good fat are retained and then injected into specific facial regions.
How is FAMI different from other fat transfer or fat grafting treatments?
Traditionally, facial fat transfer or fat grafting had been limited to being injected to the superficial layer beneath the skin. However, many a time, it results in unevenness, with short-term results.
FAMI is a technique whereby the harvested fats are injected into the facial expressions muscles, using specially designed cannula. The implantation the fats within the facial expression muscles enhance and boost the survival of the fat implanted, thereby maximizing the predictability of results and evenness after FAMI.
Who are good candidates for FAMI?
All healthy individual with reasonable expectations make good potential candidates.
FAMI is best performed on patients whose facial features are sunken and depressed as a result of aging or individuals whose face looked tired and thin to their pursuit of the infamous “need” to look thin.
What is the recovery like?
Typically, you will experience some soreness, swelling and bruising from the region where liposuction is performed. On the FAMI site, some swelling and bruising are inevitable and will last for about 2 – 4 weeks. Most patients are able to resume their routine within a week.
When can I expect to see results?
Results can be expected as soon as the swelling goes down.
Can I repeat FAMI?
Certainly! Many patients are hestitant initially and choose to have the FAMI on one specific feature. Upon recovering, they like the results so much that they return to have FAMI on other facial features.
Is there a bank, where I can store fats extracted in the first session for subsequent use?
Unfortunately, due to issues of hygiene and storage, we do not provide this service.
Are you interested to find out more? Call us at 6221-8221 today to make an appointment to see our Plastic Surgeon!
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