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What Is Dimple Creation

A natural dimple is the result of a small opening in a muscle in the cheek called the buccinator muscle. Even though the cause of dimple is a defect in the muscle, in many cultures it is seen as a highly attractive trait. Dimples are considered a sign of youth and beauty which accentuate the smile of the person possessing them. Although it’s a hereditary trait, surgical experts have been able to create it with a minimally invasive surgical procedure called dimpleplasty. People born with natural facial dimples can lose them or see a reduction of depth as they get older and the skin, muscle, and physical weight changes.

There are number of kind of dimples. The most common ones are the cheek dimples which might be one or two in number. Dimples tend to add angularity to the face and often, the person who has the procedure is perceived to have lost weight. You need to have a detailed discussion with your doctor to ascertain if this procedure is for you or not aesthetically. The placement of the dimple too is of prime importance when opting for the procedure.

The other kind is the chin dimple which is often referred to as cleft chin and is a result of the connection to the underlying jaw structure. It is a dominant gene trait, thus the likelihood of inheriting a chin dimple is high if one parent has it. The least known of the dimples is the back dimple and is situated on the lower part of the back. This is more commonly seen in women than men. Since dimples on the face have more beauty appeal, they are most favoured to be done by people.

What To Expect?

This procedure is done under local anesthesia. The doctor would first mark the placement of the dimple and then would be making a small opening inside the mouth to work on the buccinators muscle. The inside of the cheek is closed with dissolvable stitches and one is able to resume most normal activities following the short procedure. Initially, the dimple would be visible at rest and would eventually become dynamic in a period of 1-2 months.

The whole procedure would take less than 30 minutes to complete and there are no scars or incisions on the outside skin. Like with all surgeries, this procedure also requires you to insure proper post care. Since the oral cavity is a source of bacteria, proper care has to be maintained. An antiseptic mouthwash has to be used a couple of times a day to keep the site as germ free as possible. Suitable antibiotics will also be prescribed to help with faster healing. Mild to moderate inflammation will remain for a few days.

FAQ

A natural dimple is the result of a small opening in a muscle in the cheek called the buccinator muscle. Although it’s a hereditary trait, it can be created with a minimally invasive surgical procedure(dimpleplasty). Even though the cause of dimple is a defect in the muscle, in many cultures it is seen as a highly attractive trait. Dimples are considered a sign of youth and beauty which accentuate the smile of the person possessing them. People born with natural facial dimples can lose them or see a reduction of depth as they get older and the skin, muscle, and physical weight changes.

Cheek Dimples – This is the most common and known dimple located on the cheeks, it can be found on many areas of the cheek, and some people only have one dimple instead of two. Dimples can add angularity to the face and often, the person who has the procedure is perceived to have lost weight. When consulting with Dr Prasad, you will discuss the depth and placement of your desired dimple.

Chin Dimple – Often referred to a as a “cleft chin” is a less common dimple on the face, which results from a connection to the underlying jaw structure (i.e. John Travolta). Since it is a dominant trait, the likelihood of inheriting a chin dimple is high if one parent has it.

Back dimple – This type of dimple has also been referred to as the “dimple of Venus” after the Roman goddess of beauty, is the least known of the three. It is situated in the lower part of the back and is more common in women than men

If you were not born with dimples, it is not possible to get dimples that will be long lasting with methods such as facial exercise. Some people have tried to get dimples by having their cheeks pierced instead of a dimpleplasty. Unfortunately, results with piercing can be limited and variable. Many people are uncomfortable with the idea of having a dimple piercing.

Most healthy people can be candidates for dimpleplasty. During your consultation a review of your medical history and an examination will determine if you are a candidate.

Cheek dimple creation (dimpleplasty) is a procedure that can be done under local anesthesia. Prior to your procedure, Oculoplastic surgeon Doctor will mark the area with you so you are fully aware of the planned dimple placement. During the procedure, Doctor will make a small opening inside the mouth and work on the buccinator muscle inside the cheek to create a natural-looking dimple. The inside of the cheek is closed with dissolvable stitches and you’re able to resume most normal activities following the short procedure.

Since the procedure is performed inside the mouth, there is no obvious appearance of surgery from the outside. Dr. Prasad combines his technical skills, artistry and expertise for a quicker recovery so you can enjoy the compliments related to your new dimples sooner.

Dimple creation surgery is a quick, relatively painless, outpatient procedure. A dimple creation procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation (also known as “twilight”). To create dimples, the surgery is performed on the inside of the cheek and there are no scars or incisions on the outside skin.

During your consultation with Doctor, he will provide you with information about the optimal placement and the degree of depth you can anticipate.

It’s very important to follow your post procedure care to insure proper recovery. Doctor and his staff will provide you with instructions. Since the oral cavity is a source of bacteria, proper care has to be maintained. An antiseptic mouthwash has to be used a couple of times a day to keep the site as germ free as possible. Suitable antibiotics will also be prescribed to help with faster healing. Doctor can also provide medications to relieve pain, if needed. Mild to moderate inflammation will remain for a few days. Over animated facial expressions should be avoided for better results during the healing phase.

While dimple creation is a long lasting procedure, it does not mean that all cosmetic dimples are completely irreversible. Dimple creation may be partially reversible.

In the reversal procedure, the tissue in the cheek may be released and the skin separated from the underlying muscle. As with all cosmetic procedures there are exceptions.

Doctor will review the risks, benefits and options before your procedure.

In certain rare cases there could be a temporary weakness of the cheek muscle after the surgery that could last for a few weeks.

As with any surgery there are some risks. Doctor will meet with you to discuss the procedure and the risks so you can make an informed decision.

The sutures dissolve and absorbs in about 2 weeks and the skin softens which creates a more natural appearance. When the internal tissue heals, it connects the cheek muscle to the skin, thus creating a dimple when smiling. This period could vary from a few days to several weeks depending on the healing and the extent of tissue removed. It typically takes a few weeks for your new dimple to look natural. You will be able to eat after the surgery, but it is recommended to wait until the anesthesia wears off.

The fees for any procedure are based on the level of the procedure, the time and resources required as well as the type of anesthesia you choose. Contact us for more information about the procedure and we can arrange your consultation with Doctor at one of our New York offices. It will also depend on the type of dimples wanted, for the cheek dimple, some patients have already one and only need/want another.