Dimple Creation (Dimpleplasty)
The dimpled smiles of celebrities like Cheryl Cole, Mario Lopez, and Jennifer Garner have always drawn fans. Recently, they’ve inspired those fans to get dimples of their own.
Dimple creation, also called dimpleplasty, is the newest trend in cosmetic surgery. At Timeless Plastic Surgery in Sugar Land, we now perform four times as many dimpleplasty procedures as we did just a couple of years ago.
Although women make up the majority of dimpleplasty requests, this procedure is also popular among men who want the “Mario Lopez” look.
Dimples have always been seen as cute, and they brighten a smile. Certain cultures even consider them good luck.
Natural dimples are muscle defects in the cheek where skin is stuck to underlying tissue. While some dimples stay through adulthood, many fade away as a child grows up, and the defect disappears due to maturation of the cheek muscle.
Dimples are created by the doctor making a tiny incision inside a patient’s cheek. There are no cuts on the outside of the face. A small piece of cheek muscle is removed, and the remaining muscle is attached to the underside of the skin with a dissolvable suture. The incision on the inside of the cheek leaves a permanent indentation in the skin, creating the dimple.
The entire outpatient procedure requires only a local anesthetic and takes about 30 minutes to complete. The patient can expect minimal, temporary swelling.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THE DYNAMIC DIMPLE WILL BE PROMINENT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PROCEDURE (UP TO SIX MONTHS WITH OR WITHOUT SMILING) INITIALLY, THE DIMPLE WILL BE NOTICEABLE AND PROMINENT EVEN WHEN YOU ARE NOT SMILING! This is when the dimple heals and becomes permanent over a period of 1-6 months due to scar tissue keeping the dimple in place. Once the scar tissue heals over the 1-6 month period, the prominent “always there” dimple will gradually be less prominent when not smiling. This is called the “Falling out” stage. The length of time for this stage can vary with each individual. There is a possibility that the dimples will be prominent even when not smiling. Enjoy your NEW smile!
The “Timeless Dimple” is a updated modification of the original procedure made to be more predictable, and it is offered only at Timeless Plastic Surgery.
Dimples can be more personalized. Patients can choose designer dimples; they may want them long, short, deep, shallow, etc. Patients also choose exactly where they would like the dimples to be on their cheeks.
At Timeless Plastic Surgery, we have more than 15 years of training and experience in cosmetic surgery, and we are trusted in the community for our personal (“Concierge”) and professional service.
Please contact Timeless Plastic Surgery for more information about dimple creation and to see photographs of our patients who have undergone this procedure.
Questions about Dimple Creation?
Call Timeless Plastic Surgery at (281) 242-8463 (TIME), or contact us online.