Dr Simoni’s Unique Dimple Procedure
Dimples are a timeless trademark of beauty and youth. While they are merely tiny indents in the cheeks, their presence makes all the difference. Any smile seems authentic when coupled up with a cute pair of dimples. Until now, they have been admired as traits of genetic luck, but with the recent development of the “dimpleplasty” anyone can get these unique features.
Dr Simoni’s unique dimple surgery is not just to create permanent dimples on your cheeks. He creates dimples that are only visible with smiling. That is how dimples look naturally. Poorly done dimpleplasties lack this finesse.
Consultation for Dimpleplasty
Dr. Simoni meets with each of his patients for a consultation and will evaluate the cheeks based on the issues they would like addressed and the natural structure and aesthetics of their face. Dr. Simoni strives to create natural looking dimples that fit with your facial structure.
How is Dimpleplasty Done?
The dimpleplasty is a simple, minimally invasive procedure. Unlike other facial reconstructions, the dimpleplasty requires very little downtime and has no need for general anesthesia.
This short procedure is around 30 minutes, depending on your personal anatomy, and can be done under local anesthesia in the office. The procedure is done through a small hidden incision inside the mouth. Dr Simoni works with the small cheek muscle (buccinators) to create the dimples. The muscle gets connected to the undersurface of the skin. This is to ensure that the dimples are seen while smiling but not while the face is relaxed.
What is the Healing and Recovery after Dimpleplasty
Most people take off from work only a few days after this procedure. However, for the first 1-2 months post operation, you should expect mild swelling and soreness as well as a constant indent in the cheeks. After this period, the tissue should settle and dimples will only appear when smiling. It is important to consider your engagements in the following two months when scheduling your dimpleplasty procedure.
If you are content with the continual cheek depression, a patient can return to school or work as soon as the very next day. You should avoid hard foods and straining the mouth for up to a week after the operation. Also be careful when washing your face to not apply to much pressure to the operated area.
While no operation is truly “permanent,” as the body continually changes over the course of a lifetime, the dimpleplasty is a fairly niche operation that should last for many years depending on the previously mentioned factors such as heredity, body weight fluctuations, aging, and your environment. Dr. Simoni strives to create long lasting modifications that look and feel natural for all his patients.
How Much Does Dimple Surgery Cost?
The range of a dimpleplasty varies around $2500, the price dependent on the level of difficulty your personal case may present.
What are the Risks for Dimpleplasty
The discomfort from dimpleplasty procedure is fairly minimal and should be limited to mild soreness. Mild swelling is also to be expected. Complications with this procedure are unusual, but to avoid infections or other issues, it is best to adhere to your post operation instructions carefully.
Dr. Simoni strives to create realistic surgery plans that he and his patients agree with so all involved are on the same page regarding the desired changes. Clear communication is an essential element of any surgical procedure, so if you have questions or concerns do not be afraid to voice them. If you do not say exactly what you want, your dimples can come out looking unnatural, out of place, underwhelming, or overly dramatic. Transparency and an open mind are keys for your consultation. While this is a simple procedure technically speaking, if not done with the proper goals in mind, the results are much harder and much more expensive to revise.
Schedule your private consultation with Dr. Simoni today to discuss your options for dimpleplasty. Call our office at (310) 360-1360 today.