A natural dimple is the result of a small opening in a muscle in the cheek called the buccinators muscle. Even though, it’s a hereditary trait but it can be created with a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Doing dimpleplasty will create a permanent dimple, whereas people who are born with natural facial dimples can lose them or see a reduction of depth as they get older.

The surgery will be performed under local anesthesia in the area where the dimple will be created. To create a dimple, the incision is made in the inside of your cheek so there will be no incision or scar on the outside skin. A small dissolvable suture is passed through the inside of the cheek and catches the under surface of the skin to the marked area. In the first period, there will be dimple present without smiling; however, after several days or few weeks, the dimple is only present while smiling or moving the face.

Post-Operative Care

  1. No spicy food, seafood, fermented food, alcohol drinks and smoking.

  2. At first there is a dimple present even without smiling, but after 1-3 months, the dimple is only present while smiling or moving the face.

  3. Use antiseptic mouthwash to rinse your mouth immediately after drinking or eating anything to keep your mouth clean.

  4. Apply medication cream as prescribed by the surgeon.

  5. Avoid impacting the surgery site during post-operation care.

  6. Avoid eating strong tasting foods during post-operation care