Fat transfer surgery has grown dramatically in popularity in recent years. You might have heard of it by its other common names, fat grafting or fat injections. As an alternative to augmentation or fillers, fat can very often be used. In cases when a traditional filler would be utilized to correct creases, fat could be transferred instead. Basically, fat is removed (using liposuction) from an area of the body where you have extra fat. It’s then, transferred to and injected into the area requiring a filler. This allows for both a decrease in unwanted fat and the filling of wrinkles. By utilizing fat vs a traditional filler, you can achieve the desired result without the need for ongoing maintenance treatments that are needed with filler products. Surgeries like breast augmentation and buttock augmentation can also be achieved using this method. Essentially, you can “transfer” fat from an undesirable area to the area you want to augment. Imagine moving your unwanted belly fat to your breasts instead …it can be done! Obviously, a breast or buttock augmentation completed in this manner will take a bit longer than a traditional augmentation using implants. But, the end result is permanent, natural and obviously you also remove unwanted fat simultaneously.