The idea behind fat injections is to add existing fat that your body has produced to areas that may need a little help. Because your body has already produced it, side effects are slim to none. To start, your provider will take existing fat from areas with more volume, usually the outer thighs, buttocks, or abdomen, via liposuction. The material that has been suctioned from your donor site is then conditioned for the injection by your specialist. Fat is then applied to the desired area through a specialized injection process. The procedure is a little more complicated than artificial fillers, but most fillers wear off within a few years. With fat injections, the transferred material is kept alive by blood flow and not the longevity of a chemical filler. Once the desired aesthetic is achieved, your body will be able to maintain the applied volume safely and for significantly longer than “off-the-shelf” treatments.