Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgery Center
Kimberly J. Lee, M.D., Female Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist
Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area and Worldwide
Perhaps you’ve always wanted dimples to give you a cute look, or maybe everyone in your family has dimples but you. Whatever the reason, if you’ve always wanted to have cheek or chin dimples, a simple dimple creation procedure can you cute dimples to complement your smile. The procedure to create dimples is simple and can typically be safely done in the office while you are awake under local anesthesia.
What is a dimple?
A natural dimple is the result of a small defect in the muscle. The skin overlying this small muscle defect adheres to the underlying tissue and creates a dimple in the cheek when you smile (or in the chin) through a tethering like effect.
How are dimples created?
Creating a dimple involves recreating this naturally occurring process. For cheek dimples, Dr. Lee makes a small painless incision in the inside of your cheek. There is no visible incision or scar on the outside skin. A stitch is then placed through the inside of the cheek and the undersurface of the cheek skin in the location where the dimple is desired. When this stitch is tied, it causes dimpling in the overlying skin. A similar procedure is performed to create chin dimples. Like cheek dimples, dimples created on the chin will not have any visible incisions or scarring on the outside.
Surgery to create dimples can be done on any cheek or chin. During your consultation with Dr. Lee, you can discuss and decide the most optimal location for your new dimples to complement your facial features. Typically, the dimple creation procedure is performed in our office under local anesthesia so that you will be awake but comfortable during the entire procedure.
What can you expect after dimple creation?
There is minimal down time after dimple creation and you can return home with your new cute dimples right afterwards. There may be some minimal swelling from the dimple creation, but this will quickly resolve.
At first, the dimples will be present even without smiling, but after some time (usually a few days to a few weeks) the dimples will become dynamic, meaning they will appear only when you smile and disappear when you are not, just like a natural dimple. The scarring that occurs on the inside between the inner skin and muscle will cause the dimple to appear with smiling. Because there are no visible scars or incisions on the outside and because the new dimples are natural in appearance, no one has to know you were born without dimples!
Call Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgery Center at 310-882-5656 today to get the adorable dimples you have always wanted and brighten your smile.