One of the latest trends in cosmetic surgery is dimple creation surgery. A huge rise in demand for dimples, probably due to celebrity culture. After seeing Mario Lopez, Miranda Kerr and Jennifer Garner’s gorgeous dimples, people are getting obsessed on this procedure.
Dimples have always been associated with youthfulness, cuteness or charm. To some culture, it is considered as luck and prosperity. A natural dimple is the result of a small opening in a muscle in the cheek called the buccinator muscle. This is a hereditary trait that accentuates the smile of those who possess them.
If you were ever considering surgery to get fake dimples and wanted to know about this procedure, we’ve listed information below that may help you with your research.
Dimple Creation surgery
Dimple creation surgery, or dimpleplasty is a surgery that can be done under local anesthesia. The surgeon marks the area for you to see the actual placement. Then, the surgeon creates a small opening inside the mouth and works on the buccinator muscle, which is located inside your cheek to fashion a natural-looking dimple. Some surgeons use a certain tool that acts like a punch to gently create a small hole in the location inside. The inside of the cheeks will be closed using dissolvable stitches. After the procedure, you can already resume to your usual activities after the procedure.
Due to the less invasive nature of the surgery, it can usually be done in 30 minutes. Expectedly, there will be no obvious signs of the surgery. But this can be ensured when you go for a surgeon who has the skills, expertise and the aesthetic eye to pull it off. A good execution leaves no scars or incisions and a faster recovery allowing you to enjoy a dimpled smile sooner.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Who are good candidates for dimple creation surgery?
People who are generally healthy can be a good candidate for the surgery. During your first visit, your doctor will assess your physical condition and emotional health. We will also ask what you hope to achieve by having cosmetic surgery, and what you think the desired results should look like.
2. How to prepare for a dimple creation surgery?
Just like any other surgical procedure, surgeons would suggest that yoi should stop taking blood thinning medications, alcohol and smoking. These factors can only increase the risk of bleeding and bruising, it also decreases the oxygen content of blood necessary for optimum healing.
Some surgeons also instruct patients to take an oral antibiotic to serve as prophylactic (or preventive) treatment from infections. And oral rinse will also be required to cleanse the mouth from bacteria, which is teeming in this area.
3. What are the risks?
Regardless of the approach, this cosmetic surgery also has some risks, although it’s avoidable. The risks involved bleeding, bruising and swelling. This can be easily avoided and relieved with cold packs and medications.
Since every case is unique, and will also depend on the patient, the surgeon will discuss to you what certain risks may be involved. Usually, these will be minor and highly preventable. This procedure is even known to have a high success rate.
The sutures used in this procedure will eventually be absorbed around two weeks. The skin eventually softens up resulting in a more natural-looking appearance. The tissues on the inside gradually heal, and when it does, the cheek muscle and the skin eventually connect, which then creates the dimpled appearance when you smile. Surgeons say that the healing period varies for each patient.
Immediately after the procedure, there are surgeons who instruct patients to gargle with antibacterial mouthwash to keep the area as clean as possible. This can be rather tricky since the mouth is considered to be one of the dirtiest parts of the body. Surgeons do specify that you can eat right after the surgery, but it is also important to clean your mouth promptly.
Since this is a very minor procedure, patients can even go right back to their work the following day. But they do emphasize that extra care should be given to your mouth.
So why do people want to have dimples?
Lisa Williams who was interviewed by Fox shared that she wants to perk up her look. Others want to define their looks better after a certain amount of weight loss, or they want to have the appearance that they’ve lost some weight because the surgery gives them a more angular face. Other experts are also saying that people want to have this procedure done because they want to look younger. Its amazing how one little mark can make a difference? This might even explain why a lot of the dimpled beauties in Hollywood land on the most beautiful lists.
Dimple creation surgery has been around for around 30 years. But watching the troves of people who wish to have it created, the procedure has indeed risen in popularity and also become more affordable. Adding to that, the practice has become more efficient making it easy to perform and faster to heal.