Cheek dimples are considered an aspect of beauty by many. Now there are advancements in cosmetic procedures where one can have a dimple on their cheeks with a simple procedure. This is a safe and effective surgery and is done under local anesthesia as a day care procedure. Results are permanent.
Under local anesthesia, a small depression is created in the muscle of cheek region. This is done through the inside of the mouth so that there are no external scars. Surgeons, first create a marking on the cheek, where the patient desires the dimples. The area is then disinfected. Small painless injections of local anesthesia are given to numb the area of the operation. Then the surgeon cuts through the inner skin to create a shallow defect under the skin. The defect is closed using absorbable stitches and a knot is created, which creates dimple. This dimple will come even without smiling. The procedure takes, just 30 minutes.
Although there is a little bit of bruising and swelling, things will get normal in a few days. Normal activities can be resumed right after the operation. After the procedure antibiotics are prescribed for few days to prevent infection.