Dimple Creation Surgery
About Dimple Creation Surgery
How are dimples created?
Creation of chin dimple is performed in an operation theater under intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia. The area of proposed dimple is marked on the skin. An incision is taken at the junction of the lower lip and gums (inside the mouth). The underlying chin bone is exposed and a hole is drilled through the bone. The dermis (deepest layer of skin) under the marked dimple is anchored to the bone by placing permanent sutures from the dermis through the hole in the bone. The incision is closed with self-absorbing sutures.
Initially, the dimple appears exaggerated due to the associated swelling. While initial swelling subsides within a few weeks, it may take up to 3 to 6 months for your new contour to fully refine. The dimple will appear “fixed” – visible even when you are not smiling – for the first 3 to 6 months. During this time you may notice gradual changes in the appearance as it refines to a more permanent outcome. Eventually the cheek dimples settle and appear only when you smile. The chin remains as a permanent fixed dimple and is not related to facial movements.
Dimple creation surgery is a procedure that has some potential problems associated with it. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications.
The potential risks include:
- Persistent “fixed” dimple (Cheek)
- Fading away of dimples – Most created cheek dimples fade away by 3 to 5 years.
- Need for revision surgery