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Enhancement of the Results of Neck Liposuction with the FAMI Technique

October 2003 | Volume 2 | Issue 5 | Original Article | 487 | Copyright © October 2003


Kimberly J. Butterwick, MD

Abstract
Submental liposuction is an excellent procedure for improving the aging neck by reducing the cervicomental angle and increasing the definition of the mandibular border. However, it does not address the loss of volume of the chin and perioral areas caused by atrophy of hard and soft tissues.

In this study, thirty patients underwent concomitant submental tumescent liposuction and fat augmentation with the FAMI (fat autograft muscle injection) technique in order to assess short-term results and complications associated with these two relatively noninvasive procedures.

All patients had improvement in the cervicomental border, a smoother mandibular border, and a more proportioned chin following 3-5 days of swelling. Patients followed for 6 months to one year had long term retention of fat. There were no significant complications.

In this preliminary series, submental tumescent liposuction with FAMI provided enhanced aesthetic results with little downtime and minimal complications