Everything You Need To Know About Dimpleplasty

Move over Botox and fillers. It seems what we were once trying to smooth out, we are now trying to dent in. Well, not all over our faces. More specifically, on the sides of our mouths. That's right. Those famous dimples proudly sported by Mario Lopez, Freddie Prince Jr., and Miranda Kerr are causing a stir in the cosmetic surgery community. People want a pair of their own indentations. If you already have one or a pair, then you can thank your genetics (via Healthline). If you don't and want dimples of your own, then you are in luck.

A dimpleplasty is a minimally invasive surgery where sutures are stitched in the inside of your mouth to create  dimples on the outside with no visible marks or scars (via AEdit). Yes, it's not too invasive — but that does not mean you shouldn't do your research before booking your free appointment or consultation. Here's what you need to know about the procedure.

Be aware of the potential complications and risks

Post-surgery, the newly made dimples will be present on your face even without smiling. Eventually, it will fade and only be present when moving the face. This is a permanent procedure that will set you back an average of $1,500 to 2,500 (via AEdit). Before the procedure, be sure to let the doctor performing the surgery about any medications you are taking. Recovery time is between one to two weeks and you will likely be instructed to follow a liquids-only diet for five days following the surgery. You should also refrain from any strenuous workouts until you have fully recovered (via Very Well Health).

A dimpleplasty is an out-patient procedure, so no need to bring your jammies to your appointment. And, while it is generally a fairly easy elective surgery to undergo, complications can arise if you are a smoker, have mouth herpes, or have previously had facial surgery. There are also potential risks, including: chronic bleeding, infection in the mouth, swelling, nerve damage, and potential failure to create a dimple (via Very Well Health).

If you want dimples to accompany your smile, you can stop blaming your genetics and get one (or a pair) of your own with a dimpleplasty. Just do the necessary research beforehand. And find a qualified doctor that you trust to do make those permanent indentations.