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Being Cheeky With a Dimple…or Simply, Dimpleplasty

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Having a chin or cheek dimple is usually genetic and can be loved and adored, or unwanted. People who are not interested in their dimples will come to me, and using a subcision technique and dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® at my plastic surgery practice in Toronto, the cleft, or dimple, can be corrected.

It is equally common to have patients, both men and women, come and request the creation of a dimple.

Why Dimpleplasty?

In my 18 years of experience as a plastic surgeon in Toronto, many of the requests for dimple plastic surgery have come from patients who are lacking dimples but whose family’s “trademark” is to have 1 or 2 dimples.

Dimples, and the angular look created by buccal fat pad removal, are often considered very sexy.

Think of these ladies: Duchess Catherine (Kate) Middleton of England, Audrey Tautou from the movie Amélie, Miranda Kerr, Cameron Diaz, and many more!

Let’s not forget the men, too. Many handsome dudes have dimples: Josh Holloway, Brad Pitt, Adam Levine, Usher, Bruno Mars, Mario Lopez, Orlando Bloom, Drake, etc.

Creating a Dimple

What causes a dimple? Simply, a dimple is a small attachment between the cheek muscle, called the buccinator, and the overlying skin. When the muscle contracts, it pulls on the skin and the dimple deepens with the muscle animation.

The surgical creation of a dimple, or dimpleplasty, is a relatively simple 45-minute in-office procedure, done under local anesthesia. The small incision is just a few millimeters and is intraoral, in the mucosa, hence invisible. The plastic surgeon removes a small amount of tissue and makes a small stitch to create the indentation.

The patient is awake and will participate in the planning of the shape and location of the dimple. Dimples can be either round or more linear, soft or more accentuated, depending on the patient’s wish. Most dimples are located where the vertical line from the outer eye meets the horizontal line from the mouth commissure.

How Much Does Dimpleplasty Cost?

This varies slightly, depending on whether the procedure is done under local anesthesia or under general anesthesia when other procedures are done at the same time.

Recovery

I do use 1 to 3 small stitches internally which dissolve over 5 to 7 days. Mild swelling is common for 1 to 2 weeks. Bruises are rare but possible. Most patients return to work within a few days.

To see examples of the dimple results I’ve created, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.

If you would like to learn more about dimpleplasty or other plastic surgery options at my Toronto practice, please contact us online or call (416) 929-9800.

26 Responses to Being Cheeky With a Dimple…or Simply, Dimpleplasty

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Were you interested in a general anesthetic or local anesthetic for this procedure? Dr. D.

  • Krista N says:

    Hi,
    I would like to inquire regarding the cost of dimpleplasty and the earliest appointment available to get it done.

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Thank you for your question. Were you interested in a general anesthetics or a local anesthesia? I will email you some details. Kind regards, Dr. D.

  • Alli says:

    I would like to know more about the pricing and I would just need the area that is being worked on to be numbed. But I would still like the pricing for both.

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Good morning and thank you for your request. I do the dimpleplasty under local anesthesia very frequently unless my patient is asleep for another procedure. I will email you pricing. I look forward to meeting you. Dr. D

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Good evening, it is definitively feasible under local anesthesia. I will gladly email you all the details. Kind regards, Dr. D.

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Good afternoon, I will reply to your email shortly. I look forward to meeting you. Dr. D.

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Certainly! I saw you also sent us an email and my assistants will be in touch with you in the next hour or so! Kind regards, Dr. D.

  • Aasima says:

    Hi
    Please send me price for both local and general anesthesia procedure. And further details which I suppose to know.
    Thank you.

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Good evening and thank you for your interest. My assistants will email you a lot of details and information tonight or tomorrow. I look forward to meeting you. Dr. D.

  • Arika says:

    Hi, I’d like to know the total price of the Buccal Fat Removal Treatment and Dimple Creation Surgery (both cheeks; similar to Miranda Kerr’s dimples), done one after the other in a single session, under either anesthetic. Thank you very much, Dr. DuPéré.

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Good morning Anika, I look forward to meeting you. My assistants will be emailing details this morning. Kind regards, Dr. D.

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Hi Priya, my assistants will be emailing you today with quotes. It is usually done under local anesthesia, in-office. Kind regards, Dr. D.

  • aise says:

    Hi
    I am really ınterested in dimple.both sides or one.Does ıt hurt for dımple creatıon surgery? And I was wonderıng prıce
    Thank you

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Thank you for your message. My assistants will be emailing you on Monday with price details. As for pain, it is very minimal. The needle injection of local anesthetics is like at the dentist… the post-op pain is minimal, with 1-3 days of pain medications at most. I look forward to meeting you. Dr. D.

  • Simran Ahuja says:

    Interesting blog, good information is provided regarding Dimple Creation. Was very useful, thanks for sharing the blog.

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      You are very kind. Thank you for your interest in my blogs. All the best from beautiful snowy Canada! Dr. DuPere

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Thank you Samira for your interest. My assistants will be emailing shortly will all the details. I look forward to meeting you. Kind regards, Dr. DuPéré.

    • Dr. Marc DuPéré says:

      Hi and thank you for your interest. My assistants will be in touch with you today. Kind regards, Dr. DuPéré

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