Fat transfer surgery has grown immensely in popularity in the last few years. You might have heard of this procedure 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 where a traditional filler would be utilized to correct creases, fat could be used instead. Essentially, 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 unwanted fat and the filling of wrinkles. By utilizing fat instead of a traditional filler, you can get the desired result without the need for ongoing maintenance treatments that are needed with filler products. Augmenting body parts, traditionally completed using implants, can also be performed using fat transfer. Basically, extra 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. The surgery itself takes a bit longer to complete but the results are permanent and natural.