Fat transfer surgery has grown dramatically in popularity in the last few years. You may have heard of this procedure by its other common names, fat grafting or fat injections. When patients are thinking about fillers or implants for augmentation, fat can be used as an alternative. In cases when a traditional filler would be used to correct creases, fat could be transferred instead. Basically, fat is removed (using liposuction) from an area of the body where you have unwanted fat. It is 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. By utilizing fat instead of a traditional filler, you can get the desired result without the need for ongoing maintenance treatments that are required with filler products. 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 transferring your unwanted belly fat to your breasts instead …this can be reality! The procedure itself takes a bit longer to complete but the results are permanent and natural.