What is a Dimpleplasty?
Dimpleplasty, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can create natural-looking dimples on your cheeks. Compared to other kinds of facial plastic surgery, dimple creation is a relatively simple procedure, performed in-office with local anesthesia.
Dimples are the indentations that occur when some people smile. They’re most often located on the bottoms of the cheeks. Some people may also have chin dimples.
Not everyone is born with this facial trait. In some people, dimples are naturally occurring from indentations in the dermis caused by the deeper facial muscles. Others may be caused by injury.
Regardless of their causes, dimples are regarded by some cultures as a sign of beauty, good luck, and even fortune. Due to such perceived benefits, the number of dimple surgeries has increased significantly in recent years.
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About Iranian Surgery
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Before Dimple Creation Surgery (Dimpleplasty)
What are the pros and cons of Dimpleplasty?
. It's a relatively easy, outpatient procedure, with no need for general anesthesia and minimal downtime.
. Dimpleplasty results are permanent. Once your recovery is complete, you’ll have dimples forever.
. Results can look like natural dimples.
. There’s very little chance of visible scars.
. It’s not as effective for patients with thin, saggy skin or hollowed cheeks.
. There's a risk of asymmetry or uneven results, especially with an inexperienced facial plastic surgeon.
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Who is Dimpleplasty suitable for?
Dimpleplasty is suitable for anyone wanting to create prominent dimples in their cheeks, who don’t already have them naturally. Due to the simplicity of the dimple creation surgery, this treatment is widely available for everyone aged 18+.
Dimpleplasty is a good option for people with plenty of volume in their cheeks and firm, elastic skin. Dimples have a decreased aesthetic effect in older, looser skin. They’re best seen in younger and tighter skin with full cheeks.
Risks and Complications
Complications from a dimpleplasty are relatively rare. However, the possible risks may be serious if they do occur. Some of the possible complications include:
. Bleeding at the site of surgery
. Facial nerve damage
. Redness and swelling
If you experience excessive bleeding or oozing at the site of the procedure, see your doctor right away. You could have an infection. The earlier the infection is treated, the less likely it will spread to the bloodstream and cause further complications.
Scarring is a rare but certainly undesirable side effect of a dimpleplasty. There’s also a chance that you won’t like the results once they’re done. It’s difficult to reverse the effects of this type of surgery, however.
How to prepare before Surgery
As with any surgical procedure, it’s important to stop blood thinning medications. If you have a history of high blood pressure, diabetes or any other medical conditions, you need to inform your doctor. It’s routine to have patients take oral antibiotics and use an antibacterial oral rinse before surgery. During your consultation, our doctor will review your medical and dental history as well as any current medications and supplements you may be taking.
During Dimple Creation Surgery (Dimpleplasty)
During The Procedure
A dimpleplasty is performed on an outpatient basis. This means you can get the procedure done at your surgeon’s office without having to go to the hospital. You may also not need to be put under general anesthesia. Dimpleplasty usually takes less than an hour to perform.
First, your doctor will apply a local anesthetic, such as lidocaine, to the area of skin. This helps to ensure you don’t experience any pain or discomfort during the surgery. It takes about 10 minutes for the anesthetic to take effect.
Your doctor then uses a small biopsy instrument to make a hole in your skin to manually create a dimple. A small amount of muscle and fat is removed to aid in this creation. The area is about 2 to 3 millimeters in length.
Once your doctor creates the space for the future dimple, they then position a suture (sling) from one side of the cheek muscle to the other. The sling is then tied to set the dimple permanently in place.
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After Dimple Creation Surgery (Dimpleplasty)
Recovery from dimpleplasty is relatively straightforward. You don’t need to stay in the hospital. In fact, you can usually go home immediately after the surgery. Soon after the procedure, you might experience mild swelling. You can apply cold packs to reduce swelling, but it will usually go away on its own within a few days.
Most people can return to work, school, and other regular activities two days after having a dimpleplasty.
You can also expect some pain and soreness. Doctors usually recommend taking an over-the-counter pain reliever.
The sutures used to close the incision inside the cheek will dissolve within two weeks of your surgery.
You will be able to eat after the surgery, but it is recommended to wait until the anesthesia wears off.
To reduce the risk of infection, you’ll need to keep your mouth especially clean, including twice-a-day rinses with an antiseptic mouthwash.
Two weeks after your dimple surgery, you’ll have a follow-up appointment with your surgeon to check on your healing process and results. By that time, you should have a good idea of what your new dimples will look like.
It can take up to two months after surgery for all of the mild swelling to resolve, so you can see your final results. Until then, your dimples will always be visible. Once you've healed, they won't be visible when your face is relaxed, only when it's animated, like natural dimples.
A successful outcome depends on your surgeon’s understanding of the look you want and the unique structure of your facial muscles. Experienced facial plastic surgeons will be able to avoid overly dramatic dimples, underwhelming or unnatural-looking dimples, or dimples that disappear over time.
What results can I typically expect?
The results of dimpleplasty are usually permanent.
Initially the new dimple will flatten within the first few days after surgery, then over the next few weeks you will notice the newly created dimple looks more natural. Bear in mind that your dimple/s will still appear even if your face is at rest. You can expect to see the finished result within 2-3 months. Results of Dimpleplasty vary and it is not possible to predict exactly the depth, size and shape of your dimples after the procedure.