There’s something so endearing about people with dimples—they’re just so darn cute! Although dimples are not considered as traditionally beautiful as high cheekbones, full lips, or wide eyes, many cultures have long considered dimples a desirable facial feature. Caused by a minor genetic birth defect, dimples occur when a small bit of skin sticks to the connective tissue beneath. Facial animation, like smiling, enhances the visibility of dimples. Dimples are widely associated with youth due to the fact that they have a tendency to soften or fade with age. In terms of plastic surgery, when there’s a will there’s a way: dimple creation is surgically possible in a simple procedure. If you’re looking to attain the baby-faced beauty of dimples, read on:
Nearly sixty percent of the patients requesting dimple surgery are women seeking cheek dimples, but a sizable number of those interested in getting dimples are people seeking a single chin dimple. Regardless of the patient’s gender or the dimple location, dimples are surgically created the same way.
Dimple creation surgery mimics natural dimples by attaching a small amount of skin to connective tissue. An absorbable suture passes through the skin to meet the connective tissue underneath. The suture is then tied, permanently creating a dimple. The procedure is simple and only takes about thirty minutes. Immediately after the surgery, patients should expect some swelling and bruising around the area. The dimple may also be permanent at first (fully formed when not smiling) but should appear only when smiling after about a month. Since the sutures used in dimple creation surgery are absorbable, you don’t have to worry about the painful removal of stitches.
Some plastic surgeons use facial implants to create dimples, but this practice is less common and more complicated than the suture technique.
Dimple creation surgery costs between about $2,000 to $5,000. Your geographical location will factor into the potential price, as will the doctor’s experience and reputation. Although price should be considered, it should never be a priority when it comes to choosing a plastic surgeon. Our network of board-certified plastic surgeons in your area performs high quality procedures on their patients.
There are few risks or side effects related to dimple creation surgery. The surgery requires only local anesthetic to numb the operating area, and only a minor incision is made to create the dimple itself. The recovery time for dimple creation surgery is quite reasonable, with many people returning to work the next day and swelling subsiding in a few more days.
There have been some cases of dimple creation surgery where the knotted suture that connects the skin to the connective tissue becomes loose or undone. Re-creating the dimple is not difficult, and many plastic surgeons will perform the surgery again, free of charge, if the dimple comes out or loosens—be sure to ask your plastic surgeon if he or she offers this guarantee during your consultation. Subsequently, it’s quite simple to reverse dimple creation surgery if the patient is dissatisfied with the results of the procedure.
If you’re interested in dimple creation surgery, the next step is to meet with a plastic surgeon for a consultation. During the consultation, you’ll have a chance to ask questions and learn more details about the procedure. Contact our representatives today to start scheduling your private dimple creation surgery consultation with a plastic surgeon in your area.