Dimples are the embodiment of words like “cute” and “adorable.” In fact, men and women around the world often gaze in envy at those with gorgeous, natural dimples, wishing they could have the same facial features. The team at Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics now offers a safe, effective dimpleplasty treatment.
What is Dimpleplasty?
Dimpleplasty is a procedure in which a plastic surgeon creates the appearance of dimples in the lower cheeks. In many cases, the surgeon will also narrow facial profiles that are slightly rounded, which helps to improve the overall visual appeal of the dimples themselves.
How is Dimpleplasty Performed?
Dimpleplasty is an outpatient procedure that takes about an hour in total. Dr. Mardirossian will use a local anesthetic to numb the area, and he may also provide some form of sedation depending on the patient’s needs.
Next, Dr. Mardirossian will make a very small incision on the inside of each of the patient’s cheeks, and then use a suture to create the dimple and anchor it into place. These sutures are completely dissolvable — and as they dissolve over time, scar tissue forms in their place. This holds the new dimple into place permanently, without any need for future procedures.
How Long is the Dimpleplasty Recovery?
Although dimpleplasty is a relatively quick procedure, there will be some swelling and bruising following the procedure, especially on the following day. However, most patients say that this only lasts a few days and often does not interfere with their ability to carry on with their normal, everyday lives. The pain will be managed with medication, and patients may be advised to use care when chewing for the next several days until the sutures have dissolved. Patients will see their results immediately, but due to the swelling, the dimples often become more defined after about a week.
Will Dimpleplasty Really Look Natural?
Dr. Mardirossian and his team are known for their exceptional surgical abilities, so patients can rest assured that their new dimples will look completely natural. For most patients, it’s all about the placement of the dimples. The surgeon will likely show patients the best location for dimples, then allow them to test this location in a mirror prior to the surgery. Once the patient agrees with the placement of the dimples, the surgeon will schedule the procedure.
Are There Any Risks Involved with Dimpleplasty?
Because patients are not put under general anesthesia for a dimpleplasty, the risks involved are quite low. However, like any similar procedure, there is always the risk of infection or a failure to properly heal.
Patients should avoid smoking or using nicotine products for a few weeks prior to their surgeries, and they should not use those products again until their sutures have dissolved and the scar tissue has formed. They should also see their surgeons right away at the first sign of infection, which includes pain and redness at the dimple site that does not get better after the first two days.
Dimpleplasty isn’t a new procedure, but it’s one that has started to gain significant popularity in the last few years. Dr. Mardirossian and his team at Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics can help you get the dimples you’ve always wanted in about an hour, so be sure to schedule your consultation today.