Fat transfer surgery has grown immensely in popularity in the last few years. You might have heard of it by its other common names, fat grafting or fat injections. When patients are considering fillers or implants for augmentation, fat can be offered as an alternative. 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 needing a filler. This allows for both a decrease in unwanted fat and the filling of wrinkles. 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. Procedures like breast augmentation and buttock augmentation can also be completed using this method. Basically, you can “transfer” fat from an unwanted area to the area you wish to augment. Imagine transferring your unwanted belly fat to your breasts instead …it can be reality! The procedure itself takes a bit longer to perform but the outcome is permanent and natural.