Dimples on cheeks are considered cute by many. Men and women are equally demanding
this procedure now a days and therefore the demand for surgically created dimples is
increasing. The procedure involves simulating the natural way a dimple is formed, by
forming a connection between the skin and the cheek muscle, such that when the muscle
contracts, it pulls the skin inwards to form a dimple.
CANDIDATES FOR DIMPLE CREATION:
The surgery can be performed on any kind of cheek, be it chubby or not. It is easier if the
cheeks are not too chubby.
This is a safe and effective surgery and is done as a day care procedure and you can leave
immediately following the procedure.
30 – 40 mins.
The procedure is carried out through the inside of the mouth without any external scars.A
circular core of tissue is removed from the buccal mucosa (inner cheek) consisting of the
mucosa, submucosal fat and the muscle, leaving the skin intact, which will create a shallow
cylindrical-shaped defect under the skin.
This ‘defect’ then is closed by placing an absorbable suture through the cheek muscle on
one side of the defect, then through the dermis layer of the skin and finally through the
cheek muscle on the other side of the defect. A surgical knot is tied, which in turn will result
in dimpling of the skin even without smiling.
THE RECOVERY PERIOD:
There is usually minimal swelling after, and the after care steps are just as simple and
uncomplicated as the procedure. The after care usually involves regular mouth rinsing with
Betadine or chlorhexidine antiseptic mouthwash. Normal activities can be resumed straight
after the procedure.
The skin will flatten out in a week or two when the suture is absorbed. The internal scarring
which takes place will connect the muscle to the skin, creating a dimple.
THE NEW LOOK:
You walk in without a dimple and leave with your desired facial indents. The results are
permanent.(the dimples persists even when one is not smiling).