Fat transfer, sometimes referred to as “fat grafting” or “fat injections”, is a very popular plastic surgery procedure. In many cases where fillers or traditional augmentation would be used, fat can actually be used instead. In cases when a traditional filler would be utilized to correct creases, fat could be used instead. Basically, fat is removed (using liposuction) from an area of the body where you have extra fat. It is then, transferred to and injected into the area needing a filler. This allows for both a decrease in excess 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 utilized instead of traditional fillers, there aren’t any ongoing maintenance treatments. Procedures 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 wish to augment. Imagine moving your unwanted belly fat to your breasts instead …this can be reality! Because of the permanent and natural result of fat transfer, it has grown in popularity over the years. It does take more time than traditional implants or fillers, but it essentially kills two birds with one stone. Removal of unwanted fat and increased breast size.