What is Dimple Creation Surgery?
Dimple creation surgery or Dimpleplasty is performed to create dimples on the cheeks of the client. Dimples are depressions in the cheeks or indentations that show up when one smiles. These generally appear on the lower part of the cheeks, while some people may also have chin dimples. In some people, dimples occur naturally due to deep facial muscles, while those not born with this facial feature can go for a dimple creation surgery.
Why is it done?
Dimple creation surgery is opted by people who wish to enhance their facial appearance. In some cultures, dimples are considered a sign of beauty and associated with a beautiful smile. For the same reason, a lot of people without naturally occurring dimples opt for dimple creation surgery.
Preparation and Procedure
For dimple creation surgery, it is imperative that you set up an appointment with an experienced surgeon and discuss your expectations, where you want the dimple, the procedure involved, and any potential risks or complications. A facial plastic surgeon should be consulted for the process, in whose clinic the surgery can also be performed as dimple creation surgery is generally done in outpatient service.
You will be given local anesthesia in the skin of the cheeks, to ensure that you do not feel any pain. Once the anesthesia takes effect, the surgeon will create a manual dimple by removing a small amount of muscle, fat, or tissue from the area where the dimple is desired. The area from which muscle, fat, or tissue is removed is about 5-10 mm lengthwise. Once this space is created, the surgeon uses an absorbable suture to catch the underside of the cheek skin, which is then sutured in the deeper tissue of the cheek.
This procedure is done in a way that no scars are created on the external part of the cheek and it remains completely secure from the effects of the surgery. Dimple creation surgery results in natural-looking dimples and permanently lasting results.
After dimple creation surgery you can go home soon and do not need to stay under observation. A little swelling might appear on the operated area, but it generally subsides within a few days. Ice packs can be applied to help reduce the swelling. Everyday work and life can be resumed within two to three days after the procedure. A follow-up appointment with the surgeon may be set up after a week or two.
There are rarely any complications or risks associated with dimple creation surgery.
Though the dimple creation surgery is a fairly safe procedure, but if any complications arise, do contact your surgeon immediately. These may be signs of early onset of an infection and must be treated as early as possible to avoid any further complications.
A very commonly chosen plastic surgery procedure, dimple creation surgery is done only for aesthetic purposes and to enhance facial features. You need to know that it has permanent results before you make the decision. A fairly simple surgery and recovery with rarely any complications, the procedure will leave you with a beautiful-looking smile.