Fat transfer, sometimes referred to as “fat grafting” or “fat injections”, is a very common cosmetic surgery procedure. Many times where fillers or traditional augmentation would be utilized, fat can actually be utilized instead. In the event you are thinking about a filler to correct facial creases and you also have areas of 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 area being filled. Essentially, the fat is “transferred”, hence the name. The benefits of this are not merely the fact that you removed excess fat …but, because fat was utilized 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. Basically, excess fat (often from the abdomen or leg areas) is removed and transferred to a more desirable location. This is commonly done for breast or buttock augmentation. Because of the permanent and natural outcome of fat transfer, it has grown in popularity over recent years. It does take more time than traditional implants or fillers, but it essentially kills two birds with one stone. Removal of unwanted fat and increased breast size.