Fat transfer surgery has grown immensely in popularity in recent years. You may have heard of this procedure by its other popular names, fat grafting or fat injections. When patients are considering fillers or implants for augmentation, fat can be offered as an alternative. In cases where a traditional filler would be used to correct wrinkles, fat could be transferred instead. Essentially, fat is removed (using liposuction) from an area of the body where you have excess fat. It’s then, transferred to and injected into the area needing a filler. This allows for both a decrease in unwanted fat and the filling of wrinkles and creases. The benefits of this are not only the fact that you removed excess fat …but, because fat was used instead of traditional fillers, there aren’t any ongoing maintenance treatments. Fat transfers also offer a much more natural alternative to implants for augmenting body parts. This includes common areas like breasts and buttocks. The procedure itself takes a bit longer to complete but the results are permanent and natural.