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What Is Cheek Dimple Surgery?

What Is Cheek Dimple Surgery?

Dimpleplasty, also referred to as cheek dimple surgery, is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance a person’s facial appearance. This outpatient surgery involves the creation of small depressions or indentations on the cheeks. The surgeon will create a pocket or depression in the underlying tissue by making a small incision inside the cheek. The next step is to use sutures to create an indentation on the skin’s surface, mimicking a natural dimple. The sutures dissolve on their own over time, leaving a lasting impression.

Surgery performed under local anesthesia, the patient is awake and pain-free during the procedure. In some cases, the surgeon may use sedation or general anesthesia if preferred. After the surgery, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for a few days, which can be managed with the surgeon’s instructions. Patients should avoid vigorous activities, smoking, and alcohol consumption for several days following the procedure.

How Can Sugery Performed? What Is The Aim Of Dimpleplasty?

Results of cheek dimple surgery may vary depending on several factors, including the patient’s facial anatomy and the surgeon’s expertise. The surgery can produce subtle or pronounced dimples, depending on the desired outcome. Cheek dimple surgery is a cosmetic procedure that aims to enhance an individual’s facial appearance by creating small indentations or depressions on the cheeks.

During a typical outpatient surgery, local anesthesia is administered to numb the area where the dimples will be created. The surgeon makes a small incision inside the cheek and removes a small amount of tissue to create a depression in the underlying tissue. A suture is then placed through the cheek tissue and tied on the surface of the skin, creating a small indentation. This process is repeated on the other cheek to create a symmetrical appearance.

After the surgery, patients may experience some swelling and discomfort, but the results are often long-lasting and can improve self-confidence and self-esteem.

How Is The Healing Process? Things To Pay Attention

It’s essential to discuss expectations with the surgeon beforehand to ensure optimal results. During the healing process, which often takes 2-3 weeks, patients may experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Soft foods are recommended, and strenuous activity should be avoided for the first few days. Follow-up appointments with the surgeon are essential to check the incisions and remove any stitches. By the third week, most of the swelling and bruising should have subsided, and patients can typically resume their normal activities. After cheek dimple surgery, following your surgeon’s post-operative instructions is crucial to ensure proper healing and minimize complications. These may include modifying your diet and activities, taking prescribed medication, and keeping your incisions clean and dry. If you experience unusual symptoms, such as excessive bleeding or severe pain, contact your surgeon immediately.

The results of cheek dimple surgery may differ from person to person, with final results visible within 1-3 months post-surgery. Immediately following surgery, you’ll notice some improvement, but full results will be visible after swelling subsides.

After 1-2 weeks, you’ll see gradual improvements in the appearance of your cheeks as swelling and bruising decrease. By 1 month post-surgery, most swelling and bruising should be gone, revealing a natural-looking dimple that enhances your facial features. Final results should be visible by the 3-month mark. Keep in mind that recovery times vary depending on the individual and the extent of surgery, with some seeing results sooner than others.

When considering cheek dimple surgery, it’s vital to have realistic expectations regarding the final results. While the surgeon will work with you to tailor a treatment plan that aligns with your individual goals, there is no guarantee that the outcome will match your exact vision. As with any surgical procedure, the surgery carries potential risks and complications. Therefore, it’s crucial to understand the possible risks before deciding to undergo the procedure.

What Are The Complications?

Some of the associated risks include bleeding, infection, scarring, asymmetry, and nerve damage. Although these risks can be minimized with proper care, it’s essential to discuss them with your surgeon before making a final decision. Surgery of this type can have an impact on the movement and sensation of facial muscles. While the majority of patients are pleased with the outcome, there is a possibility of disappointment. It is critical to have practical expectations of what the procedure can achieve, and to discuss your objectives with your surgeon in advance.

Op. Dr. Feridun Elmas
Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery