Dimple creation surgery, also known as Dimpleplasty is a popular cosmetic surgery that helps in the creation of dimples on both the cheeks or on one cheek. This surgical procedure creates dimples on the cheeks without any scar. The small hollow that forms the dimple is the result of a small gap in the cheek muscles. It results in pulling the skin inwards whenever a person smiles. Anatomically, it is caused by a double or bifid muscular attachment of facial muscles into the dermis causing a tethering effect. This surgical procedure can recreate the gap in the cheek muscles and provide the look of a naturally occurring dimple.
This surgery is done on an outpatient basis. A patient can get this surgery done at the hospital or the surgeon’s clinic. The surgery is done under local anesthesia.
Being a day procedure, the patient doesn’t need to stay at the hospital. The patient will be able to return home once the effects of the local anesthesia gradually disappear.
Before the surgery, the surgeon will mark the area to be operated along with the patient. The patient is kept aware of the planned area of dimple placement.
The surgeon uses a topical anesthetic to the area that is going to be operated. This prevents the patient to feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery. The surgeon will start to work on the inside part of the cheek, for creating a dimple. During this procedure, the skin is left intact. This helps in the creation of the dimple. The incision is then sutured with dissolvable stitches.
The location and the size of the dimple is a matter of personal choice. It’s always better to talk with the surgeon in advance before opting for the dimple creation surgery.
- Create natural-looking dimples
- No visible scars and incisions
- Less downtime
- Improves facial aesthetic of the person
- Provides youthful appearance
Some of the risks associated with this dimple creation surgery are:
- Slight swelling
- The patient might experience mild swelling. The application of ice packs is needed around the swelling area.
- After 2 days of the surgery, normal activities could be resumed. It reduces the chance of infection.
- The suture dissolves in about 2 weeks and the skin softens.
- The patient can eat normal food after surgery.
Dimple creation surgery is a simple procedure. The whole procedure takes around 20 minutes and throughout the whole procedure, the patient remains awake. The patient can go back home, once he/she recovers from the effects of anesthesia.
It is ideal for those who want to improve their self-esteem and confidence. It is perfect for those who are above 18 years of age.
The procedure results in permanent dimples. During the healing process, if the suture breaks, the dimple becomes shallow. It might also disappear.
Most likely, after the surgery, you will have a swelling around the cheek. A patient might experience slight swelling. Following the surgery, the patient can resume their activity. However, to prevent the chance of infection, you should take some rest.
Patients can start eating food after a few hours of the surgery. This surgical procedure doesn’t interfere with the eating process. After the surgery, you will need to take some medicines. Oral hygiene maintenance is important.
You can consult with the surgeon about the placement and the degree of depth that one expects.