Fat transfer, often times called “fat grafting” or “fat injections”, is a very popular plastic surgery procedure. When patients are thinking about fillers or implants for augmentation, fat can be used as an alternative. In the event you are considering a filler to correct wrinkles 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 completed by removing the fat using lipsosuction and injecting it in the region being filled. Basically, the fat is “transferred”, thus the name. By using fat instead of a traditional filler, you can achieve the desired outcome without the need for follow-up 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 undesirable area to the area you wish to augment. Imagine transferring your unwanted belly fat to your breasts instead …it can be reality! Obviously, a breast or buttock augmentation performed in this way will take a bit longer than a traditional augmentation using implants. But, the end result is permanent, natural and obviously you also remove excess fat simultaneously.