"In some cultures, such as Asian and Indo-ethnic sub-groups, tend to prefer dimples on one's cheek, as it is purported to be a sign of attractiveness, good fortune and veracity."
Dimples are really just a delightful deformity. Dimples have always been considered to be cute and lucky-however not all of us were blessed with that. Also, dimples help brighten a smile and add character.
The Cheek Dimple is an area of the face that usually is dynamically appears when a person smiles. A natural dimple is actually formed when there is a small defect in the cheek musculature (most often the buccinator muscle). The skin overlying this small defect is stuck down to the underlying connective tissue & smiling musculature and creates a dimple in the skin while smiling. Dimple creation surgery can simulate this naturally occurring process. Dimple Creation is a quick In-Office procedure that can be performed under local Anesthesia and you will be awake during the procedure.
To craeate a dimple, a small incision is made inside of your cheek. There is no incision or scar on the outside skin. A small absorbable suture is passed through the inside of the cheek and catches the undersurface of the skin where the dimple is desired. When this suture is tied it causes a dimpling in the overlying skin. At first there is a dimple present even without smiling, but after several days, or sometimes a few weeks, the dimple is only present while smiling or moving the face. The scarring between the inner skin and muscle will cause a permanent dimple even after the suture is absorbed. The dimple surgery takes about 40 minutes to perform and you can go home right away after the procedure.