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Fat Transfer

What is a Fat Transfer?

Fat Transfer at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, located in Bellevue, Washington, and serving the Seattle area, is an innovative procedure expertly performed by Dr. Kristopher M. Day. This technique, also known as fat grafting, involves harvesting fat from one part of the patient’s body, purifying it, and then injecting it into another area that requires augmentation or contouring. Commonly used to enhance facial features, the breasts, or the buttocks, this procedure offers a natural alternative to synthetic fillers or implants. Fat Transfer is ideal for those seeking a more natural look or who wish to use their body’s resources for enhancement. Dr. Day’s skill in this method lies in his ability to artistically sculpt and enhance the targeted areas, delivering results that are both subtle and impactful. At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on offering state-of-the-art techniques to our Seattle-area patients, providing them with safe, effective, and personalized cosmetic solutions.

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Good Candidates for a Fat Transfer

At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue, Washington, a key aspect of our approach to Fat Transfer Surgery, expertly performed by Dr. Kristopher M. Day, is identifying the ideal candidates, serving the residents of Seattle. Good candidates for this procedure are individuals looking for a natural alternative to implants or synthetic fillers. Ideal patients have sufficient fat deposits in certain areas of their body, which can be safely harvested and transferred to areas lacking in volume, such as the face, breasts, or buttocks.


Candidates should be in overall good health, have realistic expectations about the results, and be committed to maintaining a stable weight, as significant weight fluctuations can impact the longevity and effectiveness of the fat transfer. Non-smokers or those willing to quit smoking are preferred, as smoking can hinder the healing process and affect the survival of the transferred fat cells. Dr. Day thoroughly evaluates each patient’s health, goals, and body type to ensure Fat Transfer Surgery is a suitable and safe option. At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, we prioritize personalized care and tailored solutions, ensuring each patient’s journey to enhancement is as effective and rewarding as possible.

Benefits of Fat Transfer

Fat Transfer Surgery is incredibly versatile, providing an array of benefits. This procedure can effectively address and improve facial concerns like acne scars, deep furrows, and wrinkles, refining and rejuvenating your facial appearance. It's also an excellent choice for enhancing features such as cheeks, cheekbones, and lips, adding natural fullness and definition. Beyond facial enhancements, Fat Transfer is widely used for augmenting and lifting the buttocks, popularly known as a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). This multifaceted approach not only enhances your physical appearance but can also significantly boost your self-esteem. The changes brought about by Fat Transfer can open up new possibilities in fashion and styling, and give a more youthful, revitalized look to your face and body.

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What to Expect
During a Fat Transfer

Undergoing Fat Transfer, also known as Fat Grafting or Lipomodelling, at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue, catering to the Seattle area, you can expect a personalized and natural approach to enhancing body and facial features. This procedure involves a consultation with Dr. Kristopher M. Day to assess your goals and suitability, followed by the careful harvesting of fat from your body using liposuction, and then its purification and strategic injection into target areas for volume enhancement. The procedure, performed under anesthesia for comfort, may lead to initial swelling and bruising, with recovery times varying based on the extent of the transfer. While some results are immediately noticeable, final outcomes are more apparent once swelling reduces, with regular follow-ups essential to monitor progress and ensure optimal healing. Dr. Day’s commitment at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery is to ensure a smooth experience with results that meet your desires for rejuvenation and harmony.

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Recovering From
a Fat Transfer

After your fat transfer, it’s common to experience some bruising and swelling in the treated area, but these typically subside on their own within a few days. Most patients are able to return to work and their daily routines shortly thereafter. To aid recovery and promote blood circulation, gentle walks are recommended. While initial improvements are often visible immediately post-procedure, the results will continue to refine as the swelling diminishes. The full effect of the fat transfer usually becomes clear within 4 to 6 weeks. Dr. Day will provide comprehensive recovery guidelines and is available to address any queries or concerns you might have during the healing process. If needed, he may also prescribe pain medication to alleviate any discomfort following the surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Fat Transfer

 Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or lipofilling, is a cosmetic procedure where fat is harvested from one part of the body (typically areas with excess fat like the abdomen or thighs) and then injected into another area to enhance volume and contour. Common areas for fat transfer include the face, breasts, buttocks, and hands.

Ideal candidates are individuals looking for a natural alternative to synthetic fillers or implants. They should have sufficient fat stores for harvesting and be in good overall health with realistic expectations of the outcome.

The procedure involves three steps: harvesting fat through liposuction, purifying the fat, and then reinjecting it into the target area. The method and extent of fat transfer depend on the specific areas being treated and the desired outcome.

Recovery varies based on the extent of the procedure. Generally, there's some swelling and bruising at both the donor and recipient sites. Most patients can resume normal activities within a few days to a week, but full recovery may take several weeks.

As with any surgical procedure, risks include infection, bleeding, and reactions to anesthesia. There are also risks specific to fat transfer, such as fat absorption, asymmetry, or irregularities.

Fat transfer can provide long-lasting results, but it's important to note that not all transferred fat will survive. A percentage of the fat injected will be naturally absorbed by the body. The remaining fat can provide permanent results.

Scarring from fat transfer is typically minimal as the incisions used for liposuction and fat injection are small. Dr. Day aims to minimize and strategically place these incisions to reduce visible scarring.

The cost varies depending on the areas treated and the amount of fat transferred. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.

Yes, various financing options are available to assist with the costs of the procedure.

Bring a list of your current medications, any relevant medical history, and specific goals or concerns about the fat transfer procedure.