Ever looked at your favourite celebrity and been envious of their dimples? You don’t have to be envious anymore – you can undergo dimpleplasty. This surgery is nothing new, but it is on the rise recently. So what is dimpleplasty, how is it performs and what are the pros and cons of this procedure?
What is dimpleplasty?
Dimples are a small defect in the cheek muscle that causes the skin to get stuck down, creating an indent in the cheek. This is often a feature that is associated with beauty and is considered desirable. Those who are wishing to have dimples themselves can undergo a procedure known as dimpleplasty.
What does the procedure involve?
When performing a dimpleplasty, a surgeon will give you a local anaesthetic to numb the cheeks and ensure you remain pain-free throughout the procedure. Once the area is completely numb, a small incision will be made on the inside of your cheek. Then the muscles in your cheek are slightly separated, allowing a small suture to be passed through the layer of skin on the inside of your mouth. Finally, the suture is tied to meet the patient’s desired look, forming the dimple. These stitches will dissolve within a few weeks.
While the face adjusts to the change, the dimple will be visible at all times. However, after a week or so the dimple will appear more natural, and will only be visible when you are smiling or during certain facial expressions.
What are the pros of a dimpleplasty?
There are many benefits to undergoing this procedure. Some include:
- Lack of scars: because this procedure is performed on the inside of the cheek, rather than on the exterior, you won’t have any visible scars or stitches.
- Anyone can have it done: other procedures have limitations on who they can be performed on. With dimpleplasty, it can be performed on anyone. No matter how big or small your cheeks are, this could be a suitable procedure for you. You can even choose the perfect location of the dimple for you.
- Quick procedure: while other procedures will be invasive and require a lot of recovery time, it is not the case for dimpleplasty. The surgery only takes approximately 40 minutes. You can return home directly after the procedure – you will not have to wait in the hospital or have an overnight stay. You may experience bruising or swelling for the first few days after the surgery, however, this will fade with time.
- Reversible: if you change your mind and decide you no longer want the dimples? It is relatively easy to reverse dimpleplasty – the sutures will be removed, and your cheeks will be dimple free once again.
What are the cons of dimpleplasty?
As with every procedure, dimpleplasty has some downsides or potential risks, which include:
- Not permanent: in some instances, the procedure will not be permanent. The dimple can sometimes disappear over time, or suddenly if a suture breaks.
- Dimple not forming: sometimes an insufficient scar will form, making it difficult for the dimple to form properly.
In the first week post-op, it is crucial to follow your surgeon’s aftercare plan to avoid any potential complications and ensure you heal well.
Interested in dimpleplasty? Centre For Surgery offer this procedure. Contact us today to book in with our consultations or to get more information on dimpleplasty.