Let’s face it—dimples are charming. They’ve been considered attractive for hundreds of years and are still a wildly popular facial feature. If you’ve always wanted dimples, but nature didn’t supply them, there is an option for you. Dimpleplasty is a quick and easy cosmetic procedure to create cheek dimples for anyone who wants them.BOOK NOWBOOK CONSULTATION
Dimpleplasty is a cosmetic surgery to create dimples in the cheeks or chin. It is a quick and simple procedure that gets attractive results with minimal downtime.
Just about anyone who wants dimples is a good candidate for dimpleplasty. If you aren’t sure if this procedure is right for you, we encourage you to book a consultation with our expert staff. During a consultation, we thoroughly review your individual case and medical history. You will have the chance to ask questions and discuss your options.
Every cosmetic surgery procedure at Esthetics Center begins with a consultation with Dr. Rice and our skilled staff. During this consultation, we discuss your goals, concerns, and options, as well as assess your medical history to ensure your safety. You can ask any questions you may have and get all the information you need. We believe the best decision is an informed decision.
Dimpleplasty is a quick and simple procedure. It is performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation. Once the patient is sedated, a small incision is made on the inside of the mouth, and a small amount of tissue is removed. Then, a deep, dissolvable suture is placed to “tack” down the muscle and skin—this creates a dimple. Finally, the incision is closed with a row of dissolvable sutures that take about one to two weeks to dissolve fully. You’ll be out of the operating room within an hour.
Dimpleplasty gets big results with minimal downtime. Because all of the surgical incisions are made inside the mouth, there are no visible incisions or scars; this makes a big difference in recovery time. Patients look presentable within days rather than the weeks most people associate with cosmetic surgery. A dimpleplasty patient can resume their daily life within days of the procedure. The most a patient can experience after dimpleplasty is light swelling and bruising. For most patients, these post-treatment conditions only last a few days, but there is a possibility that they persist for a few weeks.
Dimpleplasty results are permanent. However, there is no way to know beforehand how subtle or dramatic the results will end up being. This is because the depth of the dimple largely depends on each patient’s individual healing. How subtle or dramatic the dimple ends up depends on how deep the dimple “scars” down. Suppose the dimple does not heal as “deep” and create a dramatic enough result for the patient’s preference. In that case, they can choose to undergo a revision.
Because dimpleplasty is such a quick procedure, it can be performed alongside any other surgical procedure. Complimentary procedures are submental liposuction to refine the jaw and chin and possibly, buccal fat pad removal to thin the cheeks and enhance the cheekbones. But if all you want are dimples, you can always have a dimpleplasty on its own!
Dr. Rice received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in Southern California where he also completed an internship in general surgery and specialty surgical training in Otolaryngology—head and neck surgery. Dr. Rice went on to complete advanced training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Institute of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is double board-certified…LEARN MORE