Dimple Creation

Dimple Creation


Dimples occur naturally due to a defect in the muscle of the cheek (typically the buccinator muscle). The under surface of the skin is therefore attached to the deeper soft tissue of the cheek which causes an indentation with smiling or other facial expressions. Many people are born with one dimple on each side of the face. Others, however, may have one dimple or none at all.
Dimples can improve the overall aesthetic of your smile and, in many cultures, are associated with good luck.
Dimple surgery is an exciting technique to create natural-appearing dimples in a safe and predictable manner.


Injects a small amount of local anesthesia in the inside of the cheek to numb the cheek from the inside. The rest of the surgery is painless and comfortable. The entire procedure is done from the inside of the cheek, with no external incisions required.
The surgery is performed by making a small incision inside the cheek and carefully removing a tiny piece of the cheek muscle, just a few millimeters in size. An absorbable “fixation suture” is then used to catch the underside of the cheek skin and secure it to the deeper soft tissue of the cheek. The inside of the cheek is then closed with one or two absorbable stitches, which dissolve over the next few days. Because the surgery is done under local anesthesia, you can go home right away after the procedure is completed.

Operation time:

1-2 hours.


Local with sedation, or general.


Usually outpatient. Some patients may require short inpatient stay.

Side Effects:

Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness of skin; tight feeling of the cheek.


Infection, poor healing; excessive scarring.


Back to work: few days.