If you are keen to have a dimple, you are a good candidate for dimple creation.
Eyelid surgery needs to be approached with extra caution if you have - thyroid problems, lower eyelids that droop significantly and have scleral show, eye problems - such as "dry eye", glaucoma or retinal problems, high blood pressure or other circulatory problems, cardiovascular disease or diabetes. It is important that you inform your plastic surgeon if you have any of these problems.
The procedure involves simulating the natural way a dimple is formed, by forming a connection between the skin and the cheek muscle, such that when the muscle contracts, it pulls the skin inwards to form a dimple.
Dimple Creation usually takes 30 - 40 mins.
This is a safe and effective surgery and is done as a day care procedure and you can leave immediately following the procedure.
There is usually minimal swelling and the after care steps are just as simple and uncomplicated as the procedure. The after care usually involves regular mouth rinsing with Betadine or chlorhexidine antiseptic mouthwash. Normal activities can be resumed straight after the procedure.
The skin will flatten out in a week or two when the suture is absorbed. The internal scarring which takes place will connect the muscle to the skin, creating a dimple.