Dimpleplasty can be performed by a plastic surgeon on an outpatient basis and may not require general anaesthesia.
The total area for each dimple is approximately 2 to 3 millimetres in length.
Dimpleplasty achieves results that are purely aesthetic and does not treat any underlying medical condition. Depending on the individual, they may want to add character to their face and, in some cases, enhance their smile.
Dimples can also help in making a rounder face look slimmer or more angular. In some cultures, dimples are seen as an attractive facial trait with many believing they can bring luck and fortune.
After the surgery, patients will experience slight swelling on the site. The dimples will be most noticeable and unnatural immediately post-surgery but once the swelling subsides, the end results look as real as natural dimples and only appear when you smile.
Most patients have a speedy recovery from this simple surgical procedure as long as they follow the aftercare instructions by their doctor.
It is important to consult an experienced doctor about your desired results and have realistic expectations of what the after results will look like. While dimples are similar, they will look different on each person depending on their facial structure and fat distribution.