Are you bothered by chubby cheeks or your double chin? Do you feel that the lower part of your face is “heavy” and has a lot of volume? Have you been looking for a permanent way to remove your double chin or hamster cheeks for a long time? At Skin + Surgery we can help you with a unique face slimming treatment.
Unlike injectable or filler treatments, the results of this face slimming procedure are drastic but very natural. While injectable treatments for a less prominent jawline, or for more definition, have to be repeated regularly, this is not the case with this unique procedure.
By removing the buccal fat, we remedy chubby cheeks or hamster cheeks. This gives you less volume in the lower part of your face and gives you more contour and definition between your cheekbone and jawline. By applying liposuction to the neck and around the jawline, we remove excess and stubborn fat. This way we remove your double chin and create more definition and contour of your face. The result is a permanent V-shape and a natural transition from the jawline to the neck.
The face slimming treatment takes place under a intoxication and with local anesthetic. This means that you are very sleepy and relaxed during the procedure. Of course you do not feel pain because you are numb.
The buccal fat is removed during the face slimming procedure. This is the fat that can cause hamster cheeks. Removing it gives your face more contour and a V-shape. The surgeon will make a small incision on the inside of the cheek. The buccal fat can thus be removed through the mouth. The incision is often so small that one stitch is enough to close the wound.
To bring back the natural contours of your face and to give more definition to your jawline, the surgeon will also remove fat from the double chin. This is done with the help of liposuction. A small tube is inserted under your chin, which then sucks up the fat. The small incisions required for this are skilfully stitched, so the chance of visible scars is minimal.
The entire procedure takes about 1 to 2 hours. After a short cooling with cold packs you can go home. Because you can be sleepy, you are not allowed to independently participate in traffic. So you have to be picked up. You will be bandaged with pressure bandages. Two days after the procedure, you will come back to us at the clinic to remove the bandage.
Skin + Surgery Clinics is the only clinic in the Netherlands that offers this treatment, and Dr. Tha-In can therefore be called an absolute expert in the field of face slimming. Her years of experience with buccal fat removal and different liposuction and neck lift techniques come together in this treatment. Dr. Tha-In is honest and known for her natural results. She would be happy to receive you during a personal consultation to see if this treatment is suitable for you.
Quality is our passion
This treatment is always preceded by consultation with our surgeon. During the no-obligation consultation, you have plenty of room to ask your questions in a personal conversation. And to express your wishes and expectations about the treatment. Our surgeon Dr. Thanya Tha-In assesses whether face slimming is a suitable treatment for you and whether this treatment gives you the best results. You will receive all information about the procedure and you will receive an explanation of the entire treatment process, from precaution to aftercare. You will be told what end result you can expect from the treatment. Photos are taken beforehand, which are placed next to the photos after the surgery. You can see the natural result of the treatment beautifully.
To understand where you come from and why you would like this procedure, we would like to take the time to get to know you well. The most important thing about the entire treatment is that we understand what your wishes are. Do you want a natural result, appropriate to your age? What are your main advantages and disadvantages? How is the symmetry of your face? By getting to know you, we understand what you want. Ultimately, it’s about you. You can take the time to make your decision. It’s your face! We bring your inner beauty and your outer beauty back into balance.
The face slimming treatment is an outpatient procedure, for which no admission is required. You can go home after the procedure and after a short rest. You are just not allowed to drive yourself yet. In that case, take someone with you to our clinic or have someone pick you up by car after the treatment. Face slimming removes buccal fat and applies liposuction to the neck to remove the double chin. The skin is not lifted. So there is no question of a face or neck lift.
The procedure takes 1 – 2 hours. Removing the buccal fat gives you a more defined V-shape and liposuction also targets your double chin. Your jawline will tighten and your face will be more contoured. The first result is visible after 1 to 2 weeks, but will continue to form in the months thereafter. The result lasts a long time. The skin aging will continue. Face slimming can be combined with other treatments, even at a later age.
We are happy to guide you through the entire treatment and healing process. We work with a specially developed pre- and aftercare protocol, so that you are optimally prepared and enjoy your recovery. Your face may be a little swollen for a few days after face slimming. For a light after-pain, taking a paracetamol is sufficient. Take sufficient rest in the first week and sleep in the supine position on an extra pillow. This helps against the swelling and promotes the healing process. Avoid pressing, straining, bending or lifting in the first weeks. Do not engage in vigorous physical activity in the first weeks.
You will achieve the best result and the fastest healing with a healthy lifestyle. In any case, stop smoking until the stitches are out, do not drink hot drinks to prevent facial congestion and do not chew solid food intensively. Otherwise, this will put pressure on the sutures in the face. After the procedure, keep moving normally to keep blood circulation going and the wound to heal quickly. You will be presentable again after one to two weeks and able to resume your daily social activities. For the first three months, do not expose your facial skin to bright sunlight and do not use the tanning bed or the sauna. We recommend a number of connective tissue massages from 3 months after the treatment. This makes the skin, underlying tissues and scars supple and soft, and promotes recovery.
Face slimming is a common surgical procedure at Skin + Surgery Clinics, with a very low risk of complications. In some cases an allergic reaction, bleeding or infection may occur. However, this is rare, as our highly qualified and experienced specialists work according to the most modern treatment techniques and use the best instruments.
Occasionally, specific complications can arise such as nerve damage and asymmetry, which are usually not permanent. If in doubt, please immediately contact your treating physician at Skin + Surgery. Our doctors are easily accessible.
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
Please note: Cosmetic procedures are now widely offered by clinics and healthcare professionals, often at competitive rates and with high discounts. Unfortunately, this often means that the procedure is not performed by an experienced surgeon. Always be well informed during a personal consultation and remember: if something seems too good to be true, it often is.
Prices and fees
Skin + Surgery Clinics delivers the highest quality at a competitive price. The costs of the face slimming treatment are transparent and clear. This procedure is only reimbursed for medical reasons.
Face slimming€ 3000,-
Liposuction neck€ 1500,-
Liposuction neck with Laser€ 2000,-
General anesthesia (if desired or necessary)€ 1000,- per uur
Frequently Asked Questions
The face slimming treatment is an intervention to give more definition to your face, because we remove volume in specific places that is disturbing. This concerns volume that ensures chubby cheeks, hamster cheeks, a baby face or a double chin.
It is by definition a surgical procedure. This means that you will be operated on and that the results are long-lasting. In contrast to treatments with fillers or injectables, the effect of which disappears over time.
During the procedure, the skin is not tightened or lifted. It is therefore important to find a specialist who can properly assess whether this treatment is suitable for you. At Skin + Surgery you are very welcome to see if you will achieve your desired results with this procedure.
There may be a sagging skin. In that case, just removing the buccal fat and liposuction from the neck won’t help. There will then be more skin slackening, because we remove and remove volume (fat). In that case, face slimming should be combined with a neck lift and / or facelift.
A treatment that combines all procedures is the Dr Tha-In Signature Lift . This treatment is a combination in which all expertise of Dr. Tha-In come together, and that can address multiple problem areas for optimal, long-lasting results. Dr. Tha-In Signature Lift includes a full deep plane facelift, liposuction with neck lift and buccal fat removal. The Signature lift comes with the full aftercare package including medication, support straps and connective tissue massages 3 months after the procedure.
Face slimming is suitable for people who have a lot of volume around the bottom of the face, the jawline and the neck (the double chin). Often this fat cannot be ‘sported away’ or ‘dieted away’ and only a combined surgical procedure gives really long-lasting results. It is important to assess whether the skin has sufficient elasticity to restore the natural contours of the face. If there is a (severe) sagging skin, the doctor will recommend another procedure.
It is a treatment that addresses multiple problem areas: from chubby cheeks to a double chin.
The results are more dramatic and visible for much longer than other face slimming treatments such as injectables.
Because you combine treatments, you have one procedure and one recovery time. It also brings a financial advantage than if you were to do the treatments separately.
Not everyone is a suitable candidate. If there is a (severe) sagging skin, another additional procedure will be required.
As with all cosmetic procedures, the final results depend much more on the skill of the surgeon than the actual technique used.
You will get small scars, but our surgeon will hide them as best he can.
There is a risk of complication with any surgical treatment. That is why it is important that you are aware of the procedure and the possible complications. There is a risk of an allergic reaction, bleeding, infection or nerve damage. The chance of this is very small. Our instruments are of the best quality. We work with very fine needles and fine diathermy, in order to minimize trauma to the tissue.
Specific complications with buccal fat removal are nerve damage and asymmetry. The complications are not permanent and often recover in the course of 3-4 months after the procedure.
- Get plenty of rest for the first few days after your treatment.
- If necessary, sleep in the supine position with an extra pillow. This will reduce the risk of swelling.
- In the first two weeks after the treatment you should not press, push, lift or bend over.
- We recommend that you do not smoke until the stitches are removed. Smoking increases the risk of complications.
- Avoid heavy chewing solid foods. This area (bottom of the face) can be a bit sore.
- Do not drink hot drinks, such as tea or coffee, to avoid facial congestion.
- It is wise to keep moving normally. This is good for circulation and wound healing.
- Do not engage in heavy, strenuous work or sports activities during the first two weeks.
- You are often presentable again within a week after this procedure and you can take up social activities.
- We advise you not to expose the scars to UV sunlight and / or the tanning bed for 3 months after surgery.
- After 3 months it is advisable to start with connective tissue massages. This relaxes the skin, underlying tissue and scars. The massages promote recovery and ensure longer retention of the result.
Meet Dr. Thanya Tha-In
The clinic in Bergschenhoek
“I am so happy!”
This procedure was invented by Dr. Tha-In, based on all her knowledge and experience. This makes her the only specialist in the Netherlands to offer this procedure in this way. Do you also want to finally get rid of your hamster cheeks and your double chin? Schedule a free consultation quickly, we are happy to help you!