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?
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.
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.
There are many benefits to undergoing this procedure. Some include:
As with every procedure, dimpleplasty has some downsides or potential risks, which include:
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.