Dimple is a defect in one or both cheek musculature which is visible with facial animation mostly.
Creating permanent dimples is possible with simple surgical procedure in 30 minutes and overall it is a day clinic procedure which is not complicated.
How is the procedure performed?
Ozge Ergun, MD can perform dimple creation surgery in his Newage Clinic under local anesthesia around 30 minutes.
Procedure starts with local anesthesia performed by the surgeon himself.
A delicate and small incision is made in the inside of your cheek. There will be no incision or scar on the outside skin. A tiny absorbable suture is passed through the inside of the cheek and meets the undersurface of the skin where the dimple is desired to be created.
When the suture is tied it creates a dimpling outside skin. The depth and the size of the dimple can be managed while tying up the suture.
The scarring between the muscle and inner skin will keep a permanent dimple even after the suture is absorbed some time later.
Am I a candidate for Dimple surgery ?
Dimple Surgery can be done on any type or size of cheek, but of course some cases are better candidates than others. Place and size of the dimple will be planned with you before the surgery and similar cases’ results will help you decide under the surgeon’s supervision.
What type of anesthesia will be applied?
During the entire procedure with the help of local anethesia you will be awake and comfortable.
If needed mild sedation can be arranged to keep the patient asleep for short time.
How long does the surgery take?
The dimple surgery takes about 30 minutes to perform and you can go home right away after the procedure.
What are the possible complications ?
Dimple creation surgery is safe and effective, but also reversible if needed. Minimal complications can be expected such as temporary swelling and bruising .
When will I fully recover ?
You will be able to resume your routine activities in a day or two. Using antibiotic for 5 days is possible.
Why would anyone consider getting Dimple Creation Surgery?
People with dimples are accepted as a sign of prosperity and good luck in many cultures world wide .
Secondly, dimples add charm to the smile and are very characteristic facial signs.