Dimple Creation

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is A Dimple?
Types Of Dimples
Can You Get Facial Dimples Without Surgery?
Are You A Candidate For A Dimple Surgery?
How Is The Dimple Surgery Done?
Dimples Surgery Procedure Time
Can I Decide How The Depth And Location Of The Dimple On My Cheek?
Dimple Creation Surgery Aftercare
Dimple Surgery Reversal
Are There Any Risks?
Recovery From Dimpleplasty
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