Fat transfer, sometimes 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. If you were thinking about a filler for your facial creases AND also had regions on your body with unwanted fat, liposuction techniques can be utilized to remove and transfer that fat. The benefits of this are not merely the fact that you removed excess 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 wish to augment. Imagine transferring your unwanted belly fat to your breasts instead …this can be reality! The procedure itself takes a bit longer to perform but the results are permanent and natural.