A dimple is considered a good fortune sign in so many cultures. But what’s the first word that comes to our mind when we see someone with a dimple? – “Cute!” Dimples look cute.
They are actually a defect in facial muscles and appear when the person smiles or animates their face.
In the 1950s, the first dimple creation surgery was performed and there are tons of variations made in the procedure resulting in painless and quick surgeries with the most natural-looking results. For example, removable sutures are now replaced with self-absorbing sutures that dissolve themselves within a few weeks of the surgery.
Best Clinic for Dimple Creation Surgery in Mumbai
If you are looking for the best clinic for Dimple creation surgery in Mumbai, you can go to Dr. Siddharth Prakash. He is a well-known Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon working at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai. He is a graduate of Mumbai’s KEM Hospital and Boston’s Harvard Medical School.
There are different approaches to dimple creation. In the stitching method, the doctor creates the dimple using a stitch that is placed inside the cheeks and passed to catch the cheeks muscles and skin together with a loop resulting in a dimple. This process is very quick and simple and the results last only until the sutures remain intact. However, putting pressure or skin rubbing can break or loosen the sutures and result in the disappearance of the dimples.
The surgical process is the mimicry of how natural dimples appear. The surgeon creates the same muscular defect as naturally dimpled cheeks have. It results in a natural-looking permanent dimple, with dissolvable stitches. The dimples created by this process, appear only when the person smiles or animates the face.
This procedure is complicated but it results in the creation of a stable and natural-looking dimple. The surgery starts with carefully choosing the position of the dimple. The general rule is that a dimple will appear at the point of intersection of two lines (One drawn from the lips corner to the earlobes, and a vertical line down from the corner of the eye).
The patient can decide the position of the dimple. After the position is decided the patient gets local anesthesia, and the surgeon anchors the skin backside with facial tissue layers with sutures that are self-dissolving. After that, the incision is closed.
With time, the sutures dissolve resulting in the formation of scar tissue and a permanent dimple. At the start, the dimples are very prominent even at a resting face. With time as the stitches dissolve and the skin heals, the dimples will start looking very subtle and natural.
The results might vary from person to person. In some healing is very quick and, in some patients, it can take months.
Most of the patients drive themselves home after the surgery and don’t prefer sedation. However, some patients opt for IV sedatives so they are completely asleep during the procedure. There is no dressing after the surgery and the patients can go back home immediately.