Fat transfer, often times referred to as “fat grafting” or “fat injections”, is a very common cosmetic surgery procedure. When patients are considering fillers or implants for augmentation, fat can be used as an alternative. In the event you are considering a filler to correct facial creases and you also have places on your body with unwanted fat. This fat can be “transferred” from the undesirable area to the area requiring a filler. This is done by removing the fat using lipsosuction and injecting it in the area being filled. Basically, the fat is “transferred”, thus the name. The benefits of this are not only the fact that you removed unwanted fat …but, because fat was utilized instead of traditional fillers, there are no ongoing maintenance treatments. Surgeries like breast augmentation and buttock augmentation can also be achieved using this method. Basically, you can “transfer” fat from an unwanted area to the area you want to augment. Imagine moving your unwanted belly fat to your breasts instead …it can be done! The procedure itself takes a bit longer to perform but the results are permanent and natural.