WHAT IS DIMPLEPLASTY?
Dimpleplasty (or dimple creation surgery) is a minor surgical procedure carried out under local anaesthesia to create dimples in your cheeks. Cosmetic dimples can add that extra touch of cuteness to your smile, so if that’s something you’re after - get in touch with Zenith today about your dimple procedure!
WHO IS THE DIMPLE SURGERY 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+
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?
It’s a minor surgical procedure with the treatment usually taking around 20 minutes for both sides of the face. It is performed under a local anaesthetic (LA) meaning you will be awake, but the area will be numb.
Firstly, the appropriate place is marked on your skin according to your choice. Local anaesthetic is then injected into the area. An incision is made inside your cheek and a dissolvable stitch is passed through your cheek skin and tied against the muscle inside your mouth to create the dimple.
This stitch takes around 6‐12 weeks to dissolve but should leave a permanent dimple in the area due to internal scarring of the skin against the muscle. Further dissolving stitches are placed along the wound inside your mouth which will take around 5‐10 days to dissolve.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OR RISKS?
You will have minor swelling of the face and bruising which should fully disappear within two weeks. As the stitch dissolves, the dimple will become less pronounced and look more natural. Occasionally the dimple can disappear over time, but the procedure can be easily repeated.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I TYPICALLY EXPECT?
The results of dimple surgery 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 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.
BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE
It is important that you stop smoking at least 4- weeks before your surgery and for 4- weeks afterwards as well.
The local anaesthetic will provide a degree of postoperative pain relief after your dimple creation surgery, but you will need to take regular painkillers (paracetamol, ibuprofen) for up to 1-week after. The pain should start to reduce after a few days. You will usually not need any time off work.
HOW MUCH DOES DIMPLE SURGERY COST?
Our Dimpleplasty surgery starts at £1,500. The cost of the procedure depends on your individual circumstances and the final result you want to achieve. Get in touch with our specialist team at Zenith to arrange your free dimple surgery consultation with our Surgical Coordinator.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does Dimple Creation usually take?
- In most cases, the procedure only takes around 30 minutes. Recovery can take up to 2 weeks for the swelling to go down, but you can be fully functional straight after the procedure and on-going recovery will continue at home. Avoiding heavy exercise is advised, as well as no smoking.
Where is the surgery performed?
- Our Dimpleplasty procedure is performed on-site, in our Nottingham Clinic. Here we have our Consultation Rooms, full Operating Theatre, Recovery Room and Aftercare Suite all under one roof to ensure you are as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
Where are the Dimples placed?
The Dimples are placed in-line with the corner of the mouth and the outer corner of the eye. This is to give your face a natural positioning for the dimples to sit.
Is Dimple Creation painful?
- Dimpleplasty is generally tolerable pain-wise as a local anaesthetic is used to numb the area. After the anaesthetic wears off, a mild soreness may be experienced which can be controlled using prescribed pain relief from your surgeon.
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