Cheek dimple creation can be done at the clinic under local anaesthesia. The size, shape and position of the desired dimple is marked on the cheek before surgery after detailed discussion with you. An incision is taken on the inner lining of your cheek (mucosa) and the underlying muscle is split. A suitable number of permanent sutures are placed to firmly anchor the dermis (deepest layer of skin) at the site of the dimple to the underlying muscle. In some cases, a small chunk of soft tissue (fat under the skin) may be removed to further enhance the dimple. The mucosal incision is then closed.
Creation of chin dimple is performed in an operation theater under intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia. The area of proposed dimple is marked on the skin. An incision is taken at the junction of the lower lip and gums (inside the mouth). The underlying chin bone is exposed and a hole is drilled through the bone. The dermis (deepest layer of skin) under the marked dimple is anchored to the bone by placing permanent sutures from the dermis through the hole in the bone. The incision is closed with self-absorbing sutures.