Buccal fat removal
Are you looking for a lasting way to get rid of chubby cheeks? Buccal fat removal will give you a slimmer face more definition and contour.
Do you feel you have chubby cheeks? Or do you wish you had more contour and definition in your face? Skin + Surgery is the only clinic in the Netherlands to offer the treatment of buccal fat removal, also called cheek fat removal or buccal lipectomy. This procedure instantly gives your face more definition and more contour, and is known as the procedure to permanently remove chubby cheeks and babyface-like features.
The buccal fat pad is located deep in the lower cheek, underneath muscle tissue. The size of the buccal fat varies from person to person, regardless of their weight. In fact, large buccal fat pads are often hereditary and have a genetic cause, and are often seen in people of Asian or Middle Eastern descent. They are not affected by diet and exercise, which makes it very difficult to get rid of the chubby cheeks they cause.
The fat pad can be removed through a small incision in the mouth, on the inside of the cheek. This makes the procedure minimally invasive and relatively safe. In addition, there are no visible scars on the outside of the cheek. The procedure has an immediate effect, your face looks slimmer and more defined, but its result can increase over the course of 6 to 8 weeks after having the buccal fat removed.
This procedure can be nicely combined, depending on your specific wishes and facial features. Are you for example a bit older and is your skin less firm than it used to be? Then this treatment can be nicely combined with the Dr. Tha-In Signature Lift. Do you feel the fat is also situated around your jawline and below the chin? And do you want even more contour and shape? Perhaps the face slimming treatment is the best option for you. Our specialists will of course be happy to look at the treatment that suits you best and will give you the best result.
Buccal fat removal
Passionate about quality
Before the procedure to remove buccal fat we always schedule a free consultation with you. During this appointment with our specialist you can ask all your questions, discuss your wishes and express your expectations about the procedure. This personal conversation is a chance to meer with our surgeons in a relaxed and informal setting. Our specialist assesses whether you are eligible for buccal fat removal and gives you clear explanations about the procedure, aftercare, the risks, the costs and the expected end result. Your ‘before’ photo will be taken, which we can later compare to photos after the procedure.
We understand very well how you feel. We are happy to guide you through the process from A to Z. With a specially developed after-care protocol, you will recover quickly with minimal swelling and bruising.Do you want to know more about this procedure or do you have specific questions for the surgeon? Book a free consultation with us, we are happy to help you.
This procedure is suitable for clients who have round and oval faces with typical chubby cheeks. This can be due to weight gain or due to a genetic cause. The procedure is performed using a small anesthetic in the mouth and the fat is removed through a small incision in the cheek mucosa. This way it does not give visible scars. The procedure takes approximately 45-60 minutes. Swelling and bruising are minimal. You can go back to work the next day.
Benefits of buccal fat removal:
- Improvement of facial contour and symmetry
- Rejuvenation of the face
- No visible scars
- Short recovery time
It takes an average of 2 weeks for the swealling to decrease and to see noticable effect of the procedure. Over the course of the following 4 to 6 weeks, the tissue settles down and the cheeks look more defined and contoured.
After the procedure we recommend:
- During the first week after the treatment, you should not press, push, lift or bend over.
- We advise you not to smoke. Smoking increases the risk of complications.
- Avoid intensive chewing of solid food.
- Do not drink hot drinks, such as tea or coffee, for the first 24 hours after your procedure
- Do not undertake heavy and strenuous work or sports activities during the first weeks.
This procedure can be done under local anthesia and knows few risks. Possible complications include:
- Pain chewing
- Nerve damage (very rare)
Dr. Thanya Tha-In
Surgeon and Certified Cosmetic PhysicianDoctor Thanya Tha-In is a surgeon and certified cosmetic doctor known as one of the best in her field. Thanya looks beyond the area to be treated and is genuinely interested in you as a person. She explains the possibilities with care and attention and is realistic in the expected result. This applies to treatment with injectables, but just as well to a surgical procedure. Read more about our specialists
Buccal fat removal
Skin + Surgery is a leader in the procedure of buccal fat removal, also known as cheek fat removal or buccal lipectomy. You pay a transparent, fixed rate. The price-quality ratio is excellent. However, the treatment is rarely reimbursed by the health insurer.
Buccal fat removal€ 1750,-
Buccal fat removal
Frequently asked questions
Buccal fat removal is a procedure that is often performed in Asia, the Middle East and USA. In order to bring definition to the face, it is sometimes necessary to contour the cheeks. You can do this with make-up, or by removing the “buccal fat pad”. Cheek volume decreases and the cheekbones and cheeks look more defined.
The procedure is performed after a small anesthetic in the mouth and the fat is removed through a small incision in the cheek mucosa. This way it does not give visible scars.
The aforementioned results cannot be guaranteed. The results differ from person to person. We cannot make any concrete statements about how your body responds to certain treatments or products.
The procedure to remove the buccal fat will provide more contour and definition to your face. Your cheekbones become more prominent, your chubby cheeks become less visible and your jawline gets more definition. Sometimes, however, there may be a stubborn double chin, one which you cannot seem to be able to get rid of, regardless of the amount of exercise or diet. Although buccal fat removal helps to give more shape to your face, it may not be enough to get the results you want. In that case, you can visit us for a unique face slimming treatment, specially designed for people who want a little more definition and who, in addition to chubby cheeks, also suffer from a double chin. This treatment is unique because it is not offered in any other clinic in the Netherlands. It is a treatment in which the procedure to remove the buccal fat is combined with liposuction of the neck, in order to remove the fat from the double chin. It gives natural, but long-lasting results: the fat usually does not come back, if you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Do you want more information on this, or any other treatment? Schedule a free consultation with our specialists, they will be happy to discuss the options with you.
Buccal fat removal is a good procedure for patients who feel that their faces are too round, plump, or have hamster cheeks. It provides a slimmer face with more contour and more shape in the lower part of the face.
While you can have chubby cheeks or round face without it indicating that you are overweight, it is good to determine if obesity is not the cause of the chubby cheeks. In that case, this treatment is less suitable, because the removal of the buccal fat is unlikely to give the desired results.
You can also have wide cheeks due to over developed jaw muscles. In that case, removing buccal fat would not necessarily help, but we can use an injectable to relax the chewing muscle, so that your face will slim down over time. However, this is a treatment that does not give permanent results and need to be repeated.
Do you, in addition to chubby cheeks, feel you also have a stubborn double chin? In that case, the face slimming procedure might suit you better. Face slimming not only removes the buccal fat, but also the fat around the jawline and chin, which creates an unwanted double chin. Of course, our specialists are happy to discuss the different treatments during a personal consultation with you.
You won’t be left with visible scars from this procedure because the buccal fat is removed through the inside of the mouth.
The final results are permanent, even if you gain weight.
Recovery time is minimal, most patients return to work after three days.
By removing the volume of the buccal fat pad, cheek volume decreases and the cheekbones and cheeks appear more defined. This makes this an ideal procedure for adults who suffer from a baby face features or chubby cheeks.
You may have some swelling in the beginning, which may make it look like you have bigger, chubbier cheeks. This will fade over time.
There is a small risk of damage to the buccal nerve, the nerve which allows you to pout your lips properly. Obviously, these risks are reduced if you have the procedure performed by a qualified, experienced surgeon.
The procedure is performed with help of a local anesthetic. The surgeon will then make small incisions on the inside of your cheeks.
Then the fat is searched for and removed. You can experience the surgeon ‘pulling the fat out’, althought this isn’t painful. When the fat has been removed, the incisions are stitched with dissolvable sutures.
Most people undergo the procedure well and compare it to a treatment at the dentist, where you also have to lie with your mouth open.
You will be sent home with antibiotics to prevent possible infection and with the advice to rinse your mouth regularly with mouthwash.
You may be slightly swollen a week after the procedure and your cheeks may feel sore. You don’t feel ill, so you should be able to resume your daily activities after a few days. If you have a lot of swelling, you can take some rest and cool your cheeks with cold packs. Any swelling should be completely gone within two to three weeks.
Avoid chewing solid foods intensively and avoid anything that is too hot or spicy for at least 24 hours to avoid irritating the incisions in your cheeks.
You are not allowed to press, push, lift or bend for the first few weeks. Sports is allowed again after 2 weeks.
Buccal fat removal by Dr. Thanya Tha-In
Our clinic in Bergschenhoek
Buccal fat removal
No more chubby cheeks
Your chubby cheeks and asymmetrical facial profile disappear with the safe procedure of buccal fat removal. Bring balance back to your facial features.
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