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Dimple Creation (Dimpleplasty)

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Dimples have been a beauty symbol for centuries as it accentuates the smile of the individual possessing them.  A dimple is the result of a small adhesion of the skin to the facial muscle. Although it is an inherited facial trait passed from one generation to another, it can be created with a minimally invasive procedure known as dimpleplasty.

Types of Facial Dimples

Cheek Dimples – One of the most commonly known dimples are the ones of the cheeks. For some, they may have one instead of two. Cheek dimples allows individuals to obtain a more angular face, thus achieving a slimmer and sharper facial contour.

Chin Dimple – resulting from a connection of the skin to the underlying jaw structure, is also known as a ‘cleft chin’.

Dimple Creation Procedure (Dimpleplasty)

Dimple creation which is commonly known as dimpleplasty, is a surgical procedure performed under local anesthesia. Before the procedure begins, the surgeon will mark the area of the desired dimple placement. A small incision is made in the inside of your cheek to prevent any external scarring. A small absorbable suture is then passed through the inside of the cheek and catches the undersurface of the skin where the dimple is desired.  When this suture is tied, it creates a dimple on the skin. 

In the initial stage of recovery, the dimple will be present even without smiling, however after several days or weeks (depending on the individual’s healing process), the dimple will only be seen while smiling or moving the face. In certain cases, disappearance of the dimple can occur and the dimple may need to be recreated. 

Dimpleplasty procedure time

Dimpleplasty is a fast and relatively painless procedure. Surgery only takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and you can head home right after that.

Can I decide how the depth and location of the dimple on my cheek?

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

Recovery from Dimpleplasty

The sutures dissolve in approximately 2 weeks and the skin softens through time, creating a more natural outlook. The recovery period varies from a few days to several weeks depending on an individual’s healing capacity and the extent of tissue removed. 

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