What is a dimple?
A natural dimple is the result of a small opening in a muscle in the cheek called the buccinator muscle. Although it’s a hereditary trait, it can be created with a minimally invasive surgical procedure (dimpleplasty). Even though the cause of dimple is a defect in the facial muscle, in many cultures it is seen as a highly attractive trait. Dimples are considered a sign of youth and beauty which accentuate the smile of the person possessing them. People born with natural facial dimples can lose them or see a reduction of depth as they get older and the skin, muscle, and physical weight changes.
Is dimpleplasty permanent?
Dimpleplasty results can be very natural looking. Results are permanent. Since all incisions are made inside of the mouth, you’ll see no visible scars after your procedure.
Is dimpleplasty safe?
Usually, dimple surgery is an extremely safe procedure, but like any other surgical procedure, there are inherent risks. The risk of bleeding during or after dimple creation is quite low. Infection is exceedingly rare and the risk is minimized with proper oral hygiene and antibiotics.
How does dimple surgery work?
During the procedure, dr. Samir will make a small opening inside the mouth and work on the buccinator muscle inside the cheek to create a natural-looking dimple. The inside of the cheek is closed with dissolvable stitches and you’re able to resume most normal activities following the short procedure.
Why dimples are so attractive?
Dimples are said to be attractive because they are very prominent and catches your eye whenever you look at them. Although one cannot say that everyone is attracted to people with dimples, it would be fair to say that nobody is displeased with them. They are attractive because they make you look cute when you smile.
Dimple Creation Surgery Aftercare
It’s very important to follow your post procedure care to insure proper recovery. Dr. Samir and his staff will provide you with instructions. Since the oral cavity is a source of bacteria, proper care has to be maintained. An antiseptic mouthwash has to be used a couple of times a day to keep the site as germ free as possible. Suitable antibiotics will also be prescribed to help with faster healing. Dr. Samir can also provide medications to relieve pain, if needed. Mild to moderate inflammation will remain for a few days. Over animated facial expressions should be avoided for better results during the healing phase.