Dimple Surgery Side Effects

Dimple Surgery Side Effects

Dimple Surgery Side Effects

Dimple surgery is not a medical necessity; rather, it’s an elective procedure that people undergo to improve self-image and feelings of self-worth. Since it’s an outpatient surgery, you won’t need an overnight stay in the hospital to recover. Local anesthesia is used, so you’re not put to sleep during surgery.

Typically, one incision, measuring approximately 2 centimeters (cm), is made for each dimple. Recovery is usually quick and simple. Ultimately, the permanent, new dimples are created by the scar tissue that develops as these small incisions heal.


There are no outright contraindications to dimple surgery. However, some conditions increase the chance of complications, such as an infection.

These include:

. Smoking

. Prior facial surgery

. Prior dental surgery

. Problems with dental hygiene or health

. A mouth infection, such as herpes

Prior to undergoing dimple surgery, you and your plastic surgeon will go over your medical and dental history.

Potential Risks

Overall, dimple surgery is safe, and complications are rare. That said, complications can include:

. Excessive bleeding of the incision site

. Hematoma (bruising)

. Swelling in the facial region

. Nerve damage due to the procedure

. Infection of the surgical site

. Chronic infection, a rare complication producing nodules or abscesses due to infection (actinomycosis) by bacteria that's normally present in the mouth and nose

. Failure of surgery, such as asymmetry of dimples or inadequate dimple formation

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.

Dimpleplasty FAQs

Does it hurt?

The procedure is performed under a local anesthetic, which means you will not be able to experience any pain during your surgery. Once the procedure is done and the anesthetic wears off, you may feel some minor discomfort. We recommend taking an over-the-counter pain medication to ease any discomfort.

When will I see results?

At first, the dimples will be visible at all times, but about 1 – 3 months after the dimple creation surgery, the tissue will begin to settle and the dimples will only be seen when you smile. This process will vary from patient to patient.

Does it work?

After a dimpleplasty, many patients experience optimal results at month three. In some cases, patients may heal so well that the dimples may not be as dramatic as they were hoping to achieve. Generally, most patients are very happy with their results, but it's important to have realistic expectations.

Any scarring?

Incisions for dimpleplasty are placed inside the mouth, which means there is no visible scarring. Many patients love this benefit and are surprised at how quickly their incisions heal.

About Iranian Surgery

Iranian surgery is an online medical tourism platform where you can find the best cosmetic surgeons in Iran. The price of dimple surgery in Iran can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined by an in-person assessment with the doctor.

For more information about the cost of dimple surgery in Iran and to schedule an appointment in advance, you can contact Iranian Surgery consultants via WhatsApp number 0098 901 929 0946. This service is completely free.




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