Fat transfer, often times called “fat grafting” or “fat injections”, is a very common cosmetic surgery procedure. As an alternative to augmentation or fillers, fat can very often be utilized. In cases where a traditional filler would be utilized to correct wrinkles, fat could be used instead. Basically, 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 excess fat and the filling of wrinkles and creases. The benefits of this are not only the fact that you removed unwanted fat …but, because fat was used instead of traditional fillers, there aren’t any ongoing maintenance treatments. Procedures 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 …it 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 traditional implants or fillers, but it basically kills two birds with one stone. Removal of unwanted fat and increased breast size.