Fat transfer, sometimes referred to as “fat grafting” or “fat injections”, is a very common plastic surgery procedure. Many times where fillers or traditional augmentation would be used, fat can actually be used instead. 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’s 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 and creases. The benefits of this are not only the fact that you removed unwanted fat …but, because fat was utilized instead of traditional fillers, there aren’t any ongoing maintenance treatments. Body part augmentation, traditionally done using implants, can also be performed using fat transfer. Essentially, extra fat (often from the abdomen or leg areas) is removed and transferred to a more desirable location. This is often done in breast or buttock augmentation. The procedure itself takes a bit longer to complete but the outcome is permanent and natural.