Fat transfer surgery has grown immensely in popularity in the last few years. You may have heard of this procedure by its other popular names, fat grafting or fat injections. Many times where fillers or traditional augmentation would be utilized, fat can actually be utilized instead. In cases where a traditional filler would be utilized to correct wrinkles, fat could be transferred instead. Essentially, fat is removed (using liposuction) from an area of the body where you have excess fat. It is then, transferred to and injected into the area requiring a filler. This allows for both a decrease in unwanted fat and the filling of wrinkles. By using fat vs 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 completed using this method. Essentially, 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 …this can be done! Because of the permanent and natural result of fat transfer, it has increased in popularity over recent years. It does take more time than standard implants or fillers, but it essentially kills two birds with one stone. Removal of extra fat and increased breast size.