Why have Dimple Surgery?
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Mario Lopez and Jennifer Garner have million dollar smiles thanks to their trademark dimples.
It’s an enviable look that even if you weren’t genetically given can still be yours with a simple procedure called Dimple Creation, or dimpleplasty. Dr. Prasad’s talent for natural and refined results ensures that your new dimples will look just as natural and leave others none the wiser. Dimple creation is a procedure that can be done under local anesthesia. Dr. Prasad will make a small incision inside the mouth after dimple placement is determined. A tiny piece of the cheek muscle is then removed to create a natural-looking dimple. The inside of the cheek is closed with dissolvable stitches and the patient is able to resume normal activities following the short procedure. Clients tell us that with Dr. Prasad’s technique, the results look natural and recovery is fast and relatively painless.
Since the procedure is performed inside the mouth, there is no obvious appearance of surgery from the outside. Dr. Prasad combines his technical skills, artistry and expertise for a quicker recovery and the opportunity to enjoy those compliments for your new dimples sooner.
Dimple Creation Surgery
Dimple creation surgery is a quick, relatively painless, outpatient procedure. A dimple creation procedure takes an approximate 30 minutes to complete. This is carried out under local anesthesia with or without sedation (also known as “twilight”). To create dimples, the incisions are made in the inside of the cheek and there are no scars or incisions on the outside surface. Typically a punch biopsy instrument is placed alongside the inner cheek (buccal mucosa) in lines with the location of the dimple and circular motions are made which cuts through the inner cheek, sub-mucosal and cheek muscle. The circular tissue is removed and the skin is left intact. The skin is positioned appropriately to create a dimple and the cylindrical gap is closed with absorbable sutures. The sutures are placed through the cheek muscle connecting the dermis layer of the skin. A surgical knot is then tied which dimples the skin without a smile.
The sutures dissolve and absorbs in 2 weeks and the skin flattens out creating a normal appearance.. When the internal scar heals it connects the cheek muscle to the skin thus creating a dimple when smiling. This period could vary from a few days to several weeks depending on the healing and the extent of tissue removed. A dimple creation surgery can be performed both on cheeks that are chubby or not. The size of the dimple determines the amount of tissue to be removed.
Dimple Creation Results
Dimple Creation Surgery Aftercare
Post surgical care as always has to be maintained. Dr. Amiya Prasad will provide instructions on your care. However, since the oral cavity is a source of bacteria great care has to be maintained. An antiseptic mouth wash has to be used a couple of times a day to keep the site as germ free as possible. Suitable antibiotics will also be prescribed to help with faster healing.
Dr. Prasad can also provide medications to relieve pain, if needed. Mild to moderate inflammation will remain for a few days. Over animated facial expressions should be avoided for better results during the healing phase.
While dimple creation is a permanent procedure that does not mean that all cosmetic dimples are completely irreversible. Depending on the approach used in the initial surgery, dimple creation may be partially reversible. In the reversal procedure, the scar tissue in the cheek is cut and the skin is separated from the underlying muscle. With a few snips, the cosmetic dimples are softened. As with all cosmetic procedures there are exceptions. Dr Prasad will review all options before your procedure.
In certain rare cases there could be a temporary weakness of the cheek muscle after the surgery that could last for weeks. As with any surgery there are some risks. However, Dr. Amiya Prasad will meet with you to discuss all information you will need to make an informed decision.
If you have always wanted to have those dimples on your cheeks, we invite you to contact Dr. Prasad in his New York office at (212) 265-8877 or in his Garden City office at (516) 742-4636. Call or contact us today.