Fat Transfer (fat grafting) – In recent years, fat “grafting” has grown greatly in popularity. When fat grafting is performed, fatty tissue from one part of the body is removed, purified and then injected into the area where increased volume is desired. Fat grafting can be used to diminish facial wrinkles, to enhance the appearance of the lips, and to perform breast augmentation. Fat grafting is also very useful for treating certain complications of breast implant surgery, including waviness and rippling of the overlying skin. Surgeons have also found fat grafting to be a useful adjunct in breast reconstruction after mastectomy.