Dimples are small dimples in one or both cheeks that occur naturally, but can also be created surgically. Many people say that dimples are attract
Dimples are small dimples in one or both cheeks that occur naturally, but can also be created surgically. Many people say that dimples are attractive and make your face look cuter when you smile.
The presence of dimples can be temporary or permanent. Some people have dimples from birth, then fade when they reach adulthood. Sometimes, new dimples appear with age or after an injury to the facial muscles.
The process of the formation of dimples
Actually, dimples are formed because facial muscles experience abnormalities or deformities. Most dimples are formed due to variations in the structure of the facial muscles called zygomaticus major. This muscle helps the corners of your mouth lift when you smile.
In ordinary people, muscles zygomaticus major extends from the cheekbones to the corners of the mouth. However, in people with dimples, muscle ends zygomaticus major which is at the corner of the mouth is divided into two.
One end is attached to the corner of the mouth, while the other end is attached under the corner of the mouth and the skin above the corner of the mouth. When you smile, this muscle movement causes dimples to form.
However, there are also studies which state that genetic factors also play a role. So, if you have dimples, chances are your child will have them too.
Dimples are usually seen on both cheeks. However, there are some people who have a dimple on only one side of the face.
How to Make Artificial Dimples
For those of you who have normal facial muscles, but want to sweeten your face with dimples, you can take surgery. Dimple-making surgery is usually short, i.e. 20-30 minutes, and does not require hospitalization.
During the procedure, the anesthesiologist will give a local anesthetic to numb the cheek area. After anesthesia, the plastic surgeon begins to make sutures between the cheek muscles and the skin overlying the cheek muscles.
These stitches will cause a small scar on the cheek or in other words an artificial dimple has formed. After surgery, you do not need to go back to the doctor to remove the stitches on the cheek, because the thread used can be absorbed by the skin by itself.
Dimple surgery is generally permanent. However, re-operation can be done if the dimple fades, disappears, is too large, or is not symmetrical.
Dimples can indeed make a person’s appearance look cuter. For those of you who want to have dimples but are afraid to undergo surgery, you can use make up to outsmart him.
Dimple Surgery Risks
Although rare, dimple surgery also carries a risk of complications. The following are some of the complications that can occur:
- Excessive bleeding at the surgery site
- Facial nerve damage
- Surgical failure, such as asymmetrical dimples
- The appearance of scar tissue
If you want to have dimples and intend to get them through plastic surgery, talk to your doctor to find out if this procedure is right for you, how it is prepared, and what the risks are.