Dimple Creation Procedure

Add a sparkle to your smile

Dimples on cheeks are considered ‘cute’ by many. The demand for surgically created dimples is increasing. This is a safe and effective surgery and is done under local anesthesia as day care procedure. The results of it are permanent. It is equally effective in both men and women.
Following are the points that will make the Dimple creation treatment clearer.

  • Under local anesthesia, a small depression is created in the muscle of cheek region.
  • This is done through the inside of the mouth without leaving any external scars.
  • A natural dimple is usually formed when there is a small defect in the cheek musculature.
  • After healing the skin overlying this small defect gets stuck down to the underlying connective tissue and creates a dimple in the skin with facial animation (smiling).

Look more charming

Dimple creation surgery can be done on any type or size cheek, although some cheeks are probably better candidates than others. You can decide where the dimples will be, or you can have your doctor decide with you where the most optimal place for the dimples should be on your face. After the surgery, you need to limit the movements of your face to aid faster recovery. The scarring between the inner skin and muscle will cause a permanent dimple even after the suture is absorbed. This may take a week.
Benefit of Dimpleoplasty

  • Permanent beautiful dimples
  • Boost in self confidence
  • Day care treatment
  • Instant result
  • Minimal downtime

List of Questions and Answers

Every individual except those with following risk factors are suitable candidates for this surgery.
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Patients with underlying severe medical problems
Surgery is done on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia. The average operative time is 45 minutes. You will be awake and comfortable during the entire dimple surgery procedure. Special arrangements can be made if you feel to be asleep during the procedure.
Admission is only for the procedure and patient can walk out of clinic/ Hospital within an hour of surgery.
You can decide where the dimples will be, or you can have our surgeon decide with you about where the most optimal place for the dimples should be on your face.
Once the anesthesia effect wears off one may feel slight discomfort. Severe pain is unlikely after the surgery. Patients will be prescribed pain medications to be taken as per their requirement (as every individual has different pain threshold).
Like any other surgery there are minor risks like infection and minor bleeding. These incidences are very uncommon though
Following surgery except mild discomfort and swelling there is no compelling thing needing rest. We rather would like you to be up and about (go back to your routine) that will help in reduction of swelling.
The sutures are inside the mouth and they are absorbable. There is no need to visit the clinic following the operation. We would definitely like to hear from you from time to time regarding your progress and would like to see you once after 3 – 4 months to assess the actual result. In case of any problems we will be always there for your help.
Dimple created is permanent. Initially due to the swelling of the surrounding skin it will be more obvious and will obvious all the time. Once the swelling settles it will be obvious only when you smile. This final result may take around 2-3 months’ time.
This operation is very safe, effective and is potentially reversible. Though reversing would need another surgical procedure in the form of recreation of the space between the skin and the muscle and injecting fat in that place.
Dimple is considered a sign of ‘beauty’ in Indian culture. In some cultures dimples are considered a sign of good luck and prosperity. Dimples brighten once smile and add character to it. Many patients state that one of their siblings or close friends have a dimple and they are happy to know that dimple surgery is available to give them that option as well.
The procedure will result in a permanent dimple about 90% of the time. Rarely, if the suture breaks during the immediate healing process, or if inadequate scar tissue forms, the dimple may result in being shallow or could disappear completely. That is one of the risks of having dimple surgery performed.
You will most likely have some swelling in the cheek after the dimple creation surgery. This is usually minimal. Depending on what you do for a living, you might not need to miss any work at all after your dimple creation surgery is done. The swelling usually subsides in a few days.
Mild swelling and bruising are the most common issues. It is a potential possibility to have temporary weakness of your cheek muscle after the dimple creation that can last days or sometimes weeks. This is very rare. You might not like the dimple and might want it to be deeper or shallower. Doctor can potentially reverse the dimple creation surgery in the event that you do not like it, although the dimple reversal procedure may not be always successful. Very rarely, an infection may develop. Doctor will place you on a short course of antibiotics to prevent an infection from occurring. Very rarely the suture holding the dimple breaks prematurely due to excess swelling or other variables. The dimple could also potentially not scar down adequately leaving you with too shallow a dimple, or the dimple might disappear completely.
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

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