Also called “fat grafting” or “fat injections” this surgery is increasing in popularity. When patients are thinking about fillers or implants for augmentation, fat can be used as an alternative. 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 unwanted area to the area needing a filler. This is done 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 are no ongoing maintenance treatments. Procedures like breast augmentation and buttock augmentation can also be completed using this method. Basically, 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! The surgery itself takes a bit longer to perform but the outcome is permanent and natural.