The concept of dimpleplasty is to create a natural appearance where there is a connection between a muscle inside the mouth called the buccinator muscle with the skin, so when you smile, you get this nice, natural looking dimple. It seems straightforward in concept, but not in execution as the procedure has different variations. Although the procedures result in a pretty consistent rate of success, the fact should not be overlooked that cosmetic surgeons have to work in such a small opening inside the mouth. The variables that affect outcome include relative thickness of the skin, amount of fat under the skin, elasticity of the skin and connecting the stitch between the external skin and the internal muscle to get a nice and symmetric result. Even though it looks good in the operating room, some variables can cause the dimple to release and make you think that your dimple surgery has failed. That could be anything from a suture not engaging the tissue or separating, swelling, or movement, so there is certainly an opportunity to enhance this procedure.
Here at Iranian Surgery, when this question comes up from our patients, we will examine them, and usually find the following. During the first few months, there’s still a healing process going on in the area operated. That healing process is marked by the presence of almost a nodule or semi-hard area that can be felt when you place your finger in the inside of the mouth, and put pressure on the outside of the cheek, so with your index finger and thumb, you can feel this little bump. Usually what we tell our patients is there is still an active healing process. Technically, you can probably have a revision at any time, but we generally recommend doing this when swelling and inflammation related to healing are stable.
As a rule of thumb, we’ll tell our patients 3 months later is probably a time it’s reasonable to do the procedure. For people who travel, sometimes we might be forced to expedite the process, but waiting around 3 months is a good rule of thumb. If there is any concern about the level of healing, inflammation, or other issues, then those concerns are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Once healing and swelling have resolved, it is relatively straightforward to go back and reattach the skin, and hopefully the dimple will work out favorably for you.
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