Patients often ask Dr. Steele if they can use their unwanted abdominal or thigh fat to augment other parts of their body. Fat grafting, or fat transfer surgery, offers the best of both worlds: liposuction is used to remove unwanted fat from areas with too much and then the fat is transferred to areas of the body with too little fat, creating more desirable contours. This treatment is highly versatile and can improve the appearance of the face, breasts, and buttocks. Fat grafting procedures are very safe and effective because they use the patient’s own fat instead of an implant or filler. This is a common type of body contouring procedure that has improved the lives of many people.