Fat transfer surgery has grown dramatically in popularity in the last few years. You may have heard of it by its other common names, fat grafting or fat injections. As an alternative to augmentation or fillers, fat can very often be utilized. 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 excess fat and the filling of wrinkles. The benefits of this are not merely the fact that you removed excess fat …but, because fat was used instead of traditional fillers, there aren’t any ongoing maintenance treatments. Body part augmentation, traditionally completed using implants, can also be achieved using fat transfer. Essentially, unwanted fat (often from the midsection or leg areas) is removed and transferred to a more desirable location. This is commonly done in breast or buttock augmentation. Because of the permanent and natural outcome of fat transfer, it has increased in popularity over recent years. It does take longer than standard implants or fillers, but it basically kills two birds with one stone. Removal of unwanted fat and increased breast size.