chapter  4
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New Trends in Fat Augmentation Techniques with an Introduction to the FAMI Technique

ByKimberly J. Butterwick

Fat has been declared as the ‘‘best friend of the plastic surgeon’’ owing to its usefulness in correction of defects of facial and body contour for over 100 years (1). The first report of fat augmentation in cosmetic surgery appeared in 1893 in which Neuber removed 1-cm-pieces of fat from the arm and transferred them to facial depressions caused by tuberculosis (2). Bruning (3) was the first to report the injection of fat through a needle in 1917. Later, Peer (4) reported on the retention of transplanted fat in the 1950s, noting 40% to 50% retention at one year.