Dimple Creation Surgery


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Dimple Creation Surgery

Why have dimple creation surgery in London?

While the West sees dimples simply as an adorable facial feature in both women and men, the traditional folklore of the East considers the presence of dimples as a symbol of good fertility and fortune.

A natural dimple forms when there is a small defect in the cheek musculature causing skin to get stuck down to the underlying connective tissue so it is no surprise that some may even see dimples as a flaw. However, typically dimples are associated with beauty.

In the UK, Duchess of Cambridge or the owner of pronounced pair of dimples has lead to many wanting beaming smile just like hers.

Dimple Creation - The Procedure

Dimple creation surgery also known as Dimpleplasty is a fairly simple and quick procedure performed to enhance the facial appearance, in particular an individual’s smile. It is a minor surgical procedure involving a stimulation technique similar to how a natural dimple is formed. Dimple creation is performed under local anaesthesia, which means the patient will be relaxed and comfortable throughout the surgery.

The surgeon places a punch biopsy instrument against the inner cheek (buccal mucosa) and a cut is made through the cheek muscles in a circular motion. The tissues are removed creating a cylindrical-shaped shadow underneath the skin still intact. The inside of the cheek is then stitched up which will dissolve in a few days.

buccal fat removal step by step
Who Is An Ideal Candidate?

All patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with dimple creation surgery.

We do not treat patients below the age of 18 years of age.

Healing is better if patients refrain from or quit smoking.

The dimple creation procedure is performed for cosmetic and functional purposes, to help improve one’s image and self-esteem and relieve pain and discomfort.

  • Ideal for those who desire a dimple to enhance their smile
  • Also for those who have some skin laxity left
Dimple Creation - Your Consultation

The consultation begins by having an opportunity to discuss your ideas, concerns and expectations about the dimple creation procedure with your surgeon, and ask any relevant questions you may have.

Your facial rejuvenation surgeon will:

  1. Take a focused history and examine you
  2. Explain the dimple creation procedure
  3. Take your needs and preferences into account when deciding on the most appropriate treatment option for you
Dimple Creation - The Recovery

The recovery period for dimple creation is very rapid compared to other surgical procedures and patient can return home immediately after your session. Expect some degree of swelling and bruising for a few days following your procedure which should fade over time.

The sutures used to stitch up the cut on the inside of the cheek dissolves within 2 weeks of your initial surgery. After the healing process the cheek muscle naturally connects with the skin creating a natural looking dimple.


How is the procedure performed?

A punch biopsy instrument is used to cut through the cheek muscles, tissues are removed and a cylindrical-shaped shadow is created underneath the skin still intact. The inside of the cheek is then stitched up, which forms the dimples.

How long does it take?

The procedure usually takes an hour and a half for completion.

What is the recovery period like?

Expect some degree of swelling and bruising for a few days but the recovery period for dimple creation is quite rapid compared to other surgical procedures.

What are the complications associated with the procedure?

There may be temporary weakness on the cheek due to the newly created dimples, but very rare. The dimple may turn on deeper than you may have wanted and it can be reversed.

Is the result ?

The procedure creates scarring between the inner skin and cheek muscles creating a dimple even after the sutures dissolves.

Will I be left with a scar?

No incision is made on the outer cheek so therefore you will not be left with a scar.

Can I choose the position for the dimple?

Yes and this can be discussed with the surgeon during your free consultation.

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