Dimple Creation Or Dimpleplasty

What is dimple how does it occur?

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.

What is dimpleplasty?

Although it’s a hereditary trait, it can be created with a minimally invasive surgical procedure called dimpleplasty.

What is done in this procedure?

Prior to your procedure, surgeon will mark the area with you so you are fully aware of the planned dimple placement. During the procedure, 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.

What is the procedure time for dimpleplasty?

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 anaesthesia with or without sedation. To create dimples, the surgery is performed on the inside of the cheek and there are no scars or incisions on the outside skin.

What are the postoperative instructions should be given to the patient?

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 anaesthesia wears off.