Dimple Creation Procedure
Dimple Creation Procedure
Dimple on cheeks add cuteness to any face, brighten a smile and add character. No wonder some women would want to get a small procedure done to create dimple on their cheeks. Additionally, in some cultures dimples are considered a sign of good luck and prosperity.
It is possible to surgically create permanent dimples with a very simple and straightforward procedure. It is called Dimple Creation, or Dimple surgery.
What is a Dimple?
A natural dimple is the result of a small opening in a muscle in the cheek called the buccinator muscle. Even though it’s a hereditary trait, it is possible to create the dimple with a minimally invasive surgical procedure called dimpleplasty. Even though the cause of dimple is a defect in the muscle, in many cultures it is seen as a highly attractive trait and a sign of youth and beauty. Even if you are born with with natural facial dimple, it is possible that you can lose them or see a reduction of depth as they get older and the skin, muscle, and physical weight changes.
Types of Dimples
There can be different kinds of dimples on our bodies
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. The person who has the procedure is perceived to have lost weight. When consulting with Dr Prashant Yadav, you will discuss the depth and placement of your desired 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 like in John Travolta or Vinod Khanna. Since it is a dominant trait, the likelihood of inheriting a chin dimple is high if one parent has it.
This type of dimple is also called 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
Dimple Creation procedure technique
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. You can stay awake and comfortable during the entire dimple surgery process. The dimple surgery takes about 45 minutes to perform and you can travel back immediately after the procedure.
A dimple is formed naturally 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).
In Dimple creation surgery this naturally occurring process is simulated. To create a dimple, a small painless incision is made in the inside of your cheek. There is no need to make any incision or scar on the outside skin. A small absorbable suture is passed through the inside of the cheek and catches the undersurface of the skin where the dimple is desired. When this suture is tied up, it creates a dimpling in the overlying skin. At first there is a dimple present even without smiling, but after several days, or sometimes a few weeks, the dimple is only present while smiling or moving the face. As the wound is healed completely the scar that is formed between the inner skin and muscle will cause a permanent dimple even after the suture is absorbed.
Dimple creation surgery can be done on any type or size cheek, although some cheeks are probably better candidates than others. Upon your consultation with Dr Prashant Yadav, you can discuss with him about the most optimal place for the dimples on your face.
What happens after dimple creation surgery procedure?
Dimple creation surgery is safe and effective, but also potentially reversible. There are no risks or complications involved with dimple creation. For few days you can have swelling and some bruising. You can resume your normal activities the following day. A course of antibiotics for 5 days will be prescribed after your dimple creation surgery
Dimple Creation Surgery Aftercare
It’s very important to follow your post procedure care to insure proper recovery. An antiseptic mouthwash has to be used a couple of times a day to keep the site as germ free as possible. Additionally a course of antibiotics will be prescribed to help with faster healing.
Recovery from Dimpleplasty
When the internal tissue heals, it leads to scarring which 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. In a a few weeks your new dimple will start to look natural.
Dimple surgery reversal
In Spite of being 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.
Artificial dimples plastic surgery cost
The fees for any procedure are based on the level of the procedure, the time and resources required. It also depends upon the type of dimple desired. Contact us for more information about the procedure and to make an appointment with one of our clinics located at Pune, Bangalore, Delhi or Gurgaon. On your consultation with Dr. Prashant Yadav, he will let you know the cost of dimple creation procedure.
Dimple Creation FAQS
Can you get facial dimples without surgery?
It is not possible without surgery unless you are born with it. Piercing your cheeks to create dimples has been tried by some people instead of a dimpleplasty. Unfortunately, the results with piercing can be limited and inconsistent.
Are you a candidate for a dimple surgery?
Most healthy people can be candidates for surgery for dimples. During your consultation a review of your medical history and an examination will determine if you are a candidate.
How is the dimple creation surgery procedure?
Cheek dimple surgery (dimpleplasty) is a procedure that can be done under local anesthesia. Prior to your procedure we will mark the area with you so you are fully aware of the planned dimple placement. During the procedure, a small incision is created inside the cheek and small absorbable stitch is passed along. Then the incision is closed with dissolvable stitches and you’re able to resume most normal activities following the short procedure.
Dimples creation surgery procedure time
The procedure lasts for about 45 minutes. It is a relatively quick procedure.
Can I decide how the depth and location of the dimple on my cheek will be?
During your consultation with Dr. Prashant Yadav, you can discuss with him about the optimal placement and the degree of depth you can anticipate.
Are there any risks?
The procedure is without any risk or complication. Some temporary pain and some swelling for few days might be there which will subside on its own.
How to prepare before the Dimple creation surgery?
Like any surgical procedure you will need to get some preoperative blood test done before scheduling your procedure. During your consultation, your medical, dental history will be reviewed along with any medication you take.