The small natural indentations in the cheeks, known as dimples, are highly coveted by people around the world. Cheek dimples are viewed as cute and attractive in many cultures, and they add a little extra allure to your smile. A large number of the general population wishes they had dimples, but only certain people are lucky enough to have dimples run in their family and inherit the trait.
The delightful defect that causes dimples is actually a shortened facial muscle in each cheek, which pulls upward and forms the dimple when a person smiles. Dimples are also associated with youth, which may be because dimples sometimes disappear with age as the elasticity in this muscle decreases and causes it to lengthen over time.
Dimple Creation Surgery (Dimpleplasty)
Dimple creation surgery is a 30-minute outpatient procedure performed with local anesthesia. Dr. Chang makes a tiny incision inside of each cheek and removes a small piece of the muscle. He then attaches the remaining muscle to the underside of the skin with a dissolvable suture, which creates a permanent dimple in the skin.
For those who wish to embellish their smile with these alluring cheek indentations, Dr. Chang offers dimple creation surgery, also known as “dimpleplasty.” This procedure is the newest trend in plastic surgery, and the number of patients who come to Timeless Plastic Surgery for dimple creation has quadrupled over the last couple years. Dr. Chang customizes the procedure to meet the needs and desires of each patient, and he or she can choose the precise location, length, and depth to create their own designer dimples.
Here at Timeless Plastic Surgery, we have over 15 years of experience in cosmetic surgery and have performed countless dimple creation surgeries. If you would like to add some character to your smile with dimple creation, schedule your consultation by calling or filling out our online contact form.