• Dimple surgery is safe & effective surgery.
• Although cheek is the usual place but can also be done on other site eg chin.
• It is done under Local Anaesthesia.
• Patient can go home after the procedure.
Dimples have always being considered to be “cute” and “lucky” – however not all of us were blessed with that natural factor. All that can be changed thanks to modern cosmetic procedures such as dimple creation surgery.
A natural dimple is actually formed when there is a small defect in the cheek musculature (most often the buccinator muscle). The skin overlying this small defect is stuck down to the underlying connective tissue and creates a dimple in the skin with facial animation (smiling).
Dimple creation surgery is safe and effective, but also potentially reversible. There are minimal complications with dimple formation aside from a little bit of swelling and bruising. You should be able to resume your normal activities on the same day. You will take antibiotics for only a couple of days after your dimple creation surgery.
Although the cheek is the usual place that patients might request a dimple, the chin is also a frequently requested site. It is possible to make chin dimples as well without any incisions on the outside skin.
There is usually a period of time after the dimple creation surgery is done where the dimple is present even when you are not smiling. This period is variable and can last anywhere from several days to several weeks and sometimes a couple of months. As you heal, the dimple will slowly flatten out when you are not smiling and will only be present when you are smiling.
You can also have just one dimple placed, or two. Dimple surgery is entirely personalized. You can choose to have a deeper dimple, more superficial dimple, a dimple that is more vertical or just a circular dimple.
You are free to eat and drink whatever you like after the dimple creation procedure. You will have some pain and discomfort in the cheek after dimple surgery, but it should be minimal and should not interfere with your ability to chew and eat normally.
Dimple creation surgery is a relatively easy and painless way to form a dimple for those people who have always wanted one.