Get Dimple Surgery
A small defect in cheek musculature can cause the skin to stick to underlying connective tissue, resulting in dimples. Dimples can give the face a charming and attractive aesthetic, but not all people are born with these desirable features. Fortunately, men and women can obtain the sweeter appearance they always wanted with dimple surgery. Dr. Constantino Mendieta performs various facial cosmetic procedures at his Miami, Florida, practice and delivers outstanding results for patients who seek natural-looking dimples.
After analyzing each patient’s facial anatomy, reviewing their medical history, and considering their cosmetic objectives, Dr. Mendieta can determine the best approach for their needs.
Patients may want to undergo dimple surgery if they desire the following:
- Enhanced facial definition
- A more inviting smile
- Minimal downtime
- Immediate results
- A boost in self-confidence
Dimple Surgery Procedure
Dimple surgery is a quick procedure that can be performed using local anesthesia to minimize the side effects and risks associated with general anesthesia. Once the treatment area is numbed, Dr. Mendieta creates a small incision in the cheek beneath the target area inside the mouth. The overlying skin is then stitched with an absorbable suture to form a dimple.
Individuals who undergo dimple surgery do not need to remain in repose after their procedure. Patients can go home and continue their daily activities immediately after they leave the facility. Minor swelling can be expected, but this should diminish quickly. Any discomfort can be reduced with over-the-counter pain medication. Some patients prefer to take two days off of work to heal comfortably.
Most exercises can be resumed following surgery, but patients may be advised to avoid strenuous activities for 24 to 48 hours.
Dimples may be more apparent initially, but within a few weeks they will behave like natural dimples, only appearing when smiling. Results are intended to be permanent.
How much does dimple surgery cost?
The cost of dimple surgery depends on several factors, including the techniques used, surgical fees, anesthesia fees, and geographical location. The price of your personalized procedure will be calculated during your consultation.
What are the risks associated with dimple surgery?
There are few risks associated with dimple surgery. However, some potential complications include:
- Prolonged swelling
- Abnormal reaction to anesthesia
Will I have scarring after dimple surgery?
Unlike other surgical procedures, there is no visible scarring after dimple surgery. All incisions are placed inside of the mouth, so any scars that develop will be concealed.
How long does dimple surgery take?
Dimple surgery is performed in 20 to 30 minutes and does not require an observation period afterward.