Cheek dimples are usually considered as an attractive feature of facial beauty.Dimples on cheeks enhance facial beauty and expression. They occur in both sexes with no particular preponderance, may express unilaterally or bilaterally and are genetically inherited as a dominant trait anatomically.
Dimples are thought to be caused by a double or bifid zygomaticus major muscle, whose facial strands insert into the dermis and cause a dermal tethering effect.
Positioning of the Dimple
Generally, the position of the dimple is marked by the patient in front of the mirror. If the patient is undecided as to the site of the dimple, another landmark described from the cosmetic viewpoint is the intersection of a perpendicular line dropped from the external can thus and a horizontal line drawn from the angle of mouth.
Facial dimple can be created by cosmetic surgery by creating a connection between the muscle and the skin in the area selected. This is called as dimple creation surgery and is a straight forward procedure performed as a day care cosmetic surgery under local anaesthesia. It is performed by making a small incision on the inside of the cheek, so there are no visible scars.
It is an opd procedure and the patient can be discharged the same day. The results can be appreciated in three weeks time .