Fat transfer, often times called “fat grafting” or “fat injections”, is a very common cosmetic surgery procedure. As an alternative to augmentation or fillers, fat can very often be used. In cases when a traditional filler would be used to correct wrinkles, fat could be used instead. Basically, 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 requiring a filler. This allows for both a decrease in excess fat and the filling of wrinkles. In addition to removing unwanted fat you also wouldn’t have to go through maintenance treatments due to absorption like with filler products. Augmenting body parts, traditionally done using implants, can also be performed using fat transfer. Essentially, unwanted fat (often from the midsection or leg areas) is removed and transferred to a more desirable location. This is often done for breast or buttock augmentation. Because of the permanent and natural outcome of fat transfer, it has increased in popularity over the years. It does take more time than traditional implants or fillers, but it basically kills two birds with one stone. Removal of unwanted fat and increased breast size.