Fat transfer, often times referred to as “fat grafting” or “fat injections”, is a very common cosmetic surgery procedure. When patients are thinking about fillers or implants for augmentation, fat can be used as an alternative. 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’s 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. By using fat vs a traditional filler, you can get the desired outcome without the need for ongoing maintenance treatments that are needed with filler products. Procedures like breast augmentation and buttock augmentation can also be achieved using this method. Essentially, you can “transfer” fat from an undesirable area to the area you want to augment. Imagine moving your unwanted belly fat to your breasts instead …it can be reality! Because of the permanent and natural result 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 extra fat and increased breast size.