Dr Roger Amar, a French Plastic surgeon, is the founder of the FAMI™ technique for rejuvenation and repair. The AMAR technique has helped patients with birth defects and deformities due to trauma or incisional surgeries and hundred of surgeons from around the world have learnt how to use this technique with the help of Roger Amar.
The FAMI™ Charitable Foundation is a non-profit association with tax-exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code dedicated to exploring the full potential of Mesynchemal Stem Cells and how they can be used to offer restorative and regenerative surgical procedures to those most in need specially the children.
Anchored by the research and expertise of Dr. Roger E. Amar, the Foundation aims to expand on decades of study and experimentation in an effort to explore the full regenerative potential of adipose stem cells.
Having explored the possibilities of these regenerative cells on the human body for mainly cosmetic purposes, Dr. Amar and the Foundation are now turning their attention to discovering how they may best be used to provide care to patients with genetic or accident-related physical deformities.
Using a comprehensive plan of research, education and care, the FAMI™ Foundation will strive to realize the full capabilities of these stem cells, offering their findings to those patients in the most need as well as those medical professionals who wish to expand their own area of expertise and provide treatments themselves. The only limitation to their action is the importance of financial support.
What is FAMI™?
Developed over decades of research and study, FAMI™, or Facial Autograft Muscle Injection, is an advanced technique for facial reconstruction and reshaping using a patient’s own adult stem cells.
Dr. Roger Amar has been developing the FAMI™ since 1997 after 10 years of studying lipofilling, using his deep and continuously updated knowledge in facial anatomy. His intense dedication to the process has led him to further develop his technique to provide great precision and amazing natural facial rejuvenation and reconstruction outcome.
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 into the muscle or beneath the periosteum, the thin layer that envelopes the bone and spurs growth; thus, restoring the facial structure to a more youthful and/or natural state.
How can FAMI™ help those in need?
With more than 30 years of experience under his belt, Dr Roger Amar has built a reputation as a gifted Plastic Surgeon, and his extended knowledge of the human anatomy has made him excel in correcting the mediocre and disgraceful work of non professionals.
Using his exclusive and unique FAMITM Technique, and having explored the healing potential of adult stem cells for cosmetic purposes, Dr. Amar very soon realized that the same approach could be applied to patients suffering from physical deformities, sequels of neurosurgery with bone defect, atrophy of sural muscles in the calf destroyed by poliomyelitis, scarring of cleft lip in adults, acne scarring, and hemi-facial atrophy, including those evident since birth and those associated with accidents.
Dr. Amar with his son Dr Olivier Amar, and his colleagues, Dr Balin and Dr Fox established the Foundation to explore the full potential of the adult stem cells and how they may be used to restore bone, muscle or fat where needed or to add volume and shape to areas of the body affected by medical conditions or scared by injuries.
The Foundation is intended to provide this technique to those patients unable to afford the surgery on their own. By funding further research and study, the Foundation will also work towards expanding the base of medical professionals who are capable of performing this intricate technique specially in under-developed countries.