Creating Artificial Dimples

From the perfect nose, to the perfect ears, and that cute face, absolutely devoid of any scars, lines and wrinkles; plastic surgery can endow anyone with almost any beautiful feature that is desired. Yes, it is true and in fact a huge phenomenon that people can actually get flawless beauty and perfection. What more, all this can be achieved with only a little time, some efforts and desire and of course, money. To add to this, if a skilled plastic surgeon with all the required certifications and a good practice along with an artistic touch performs the surgeries then you need not worry about a single thing because he can take care of every problem which might arise. Therefore if every feature on the face is perfect and the most suited to your profile, then is it possible to tweak one’s smile also? Yes it is.

Creating artificial dimples is one of the most popular procedures today. You also get the cutest smile by a relatively simple operation. The good news is that in such an operation, the time effort and money required are not as high as in other cases. Just walk in a surgeon’s clinic with a plain Jane smile, without any attractiveness and walk out with the most gorgeous smile that will turn heads. .

So why not? There is nothing wrong in beautiful and if a smile adds loads of loveliness to one’s face, why not get one even if one has to get it artificially? More than a lack people in the world get certain body parts fixed that they are not satisfied and through a cosmetic surgery, get a more decent and suitable profile and personality. Some of the biggest names in Hollywood have got a plastic surgery done some or the other time and there is nothing wrong with getting one, whatever people might say. The fact of the matter is that no one likes ugliness and everyone wants to look pretty, by whatever means necessary. In the case of a smile, it is no big deal. Just some time, a little money and Presto! A gorgeous looking smile!

According to renowned surgeon, Dr. Toni Nassar, the procedure is an inexpensive, simple procedure that has become somewhat of a contagious trend. “Many women want to have artificial dimples to enhance the overall look of their smile.” Dr. Nassar further highlights that in some cases, the procedure may only take 10 minutes to create one or two dimples according to the shape and structure of the patient’s face. He reveals that it is often the case that women with a rounded face are more likely to go ahead with the procedure, as it further defines their shape.

The basic mechanism through which plastic surgeons all over the world create artificial dimples on the face is quite simple. It is in fact an artificial process which copies or rather simulates the natural method in which people get dimples on the face. A dimple is actually a defect on the face due to improper growth of the cheek muscles. If the muscles are not fully developed, then a slight depression is observed which makes the smile seem cuter than normal faces without the dimples. Exactly, a punching biopsy device placed inside the inner cheek. This device rotates and in some time, the submucal fat is cut through the inside. The layers are then separated – the skin, cheek muscles and the submucal fat.

After the depression is created, a sort of cylindrical cavity is made inside the cheek. This cavity which makes the cheek ‘defected’ is closed by absorbable stitches. After the surgical knot is made, the skin has dimples which appear even without smiling. However, in week or two, the cheek and its muscles flatten out and then the plastic surgery dimples are seen only when the person smiles. This in fact happens because the muscle, which is hollowed pulls the cheek skin inward when the person smiles and hence this connection results in a cute dimple and an amazing smile.

So how exactly is a dimple surgically created?

A punch biopsy instrument is placed against the buccal mucosa (inner cheek) and circular motions are made to cut through the mucosa, submucosal fat, and cheek muscle. A circular core composed of these tissues is removed, leaving the skin intact, which will create a shallow cylindrical-shaped defect under the skin.

This ‘defect’ then is closed by placing an absorbable suture through the cheek muscle on one side of the defect, then through the dermis layer of the skin and finally through the cheek muscle on the other side of the defect. A surgical knot is tied, which in turn will result in dimpling of the skin even without smiling.

The skin will, however, flatten out in a week or two when the suture is absorbed. The internal scarring which takes place will connect the muscle to the skin, creating a dimple when one smiles.

The surgery can be performed on any kind of cheek, be it chubby or not. It would be easier if the cheeks are not too chubby. If someone wants dimples that are very prominent, a bigger punch biopsy will be used to be able to remove a bigger core of soft tissue.

Usually performed under local anaesthetic, the surgery is quick and normal activities can be resumed straight after the procedure. You walk in without a dimple and leave with your desired facial indents.

There is usually minimal swelling after, and the after care steps are just as simple and uncomplicated as the procedure. The after care usually involves regular mouth rinsing with Betadine oral antiseptic solution or Bactidol (chlorhexidine) solution, and antibiotic intake.