About Cheek Dimples

Cheek dimples have always been considered to be a “cute” factor and a sign of charm.

Dimples are small natural indentations on some people’s cheeks which become more pronounced on smiling.

Cheek dimples are thought to be genetically inherited and have always been considered to be a “cute” factor and a sign of charm.

Anatomically, dimples are caused by variations of the facial muscle known as zygomaticus major, especially when the muscle is bifid or forked forming a small natural defect that pulls on the overlying skin. It is very common in babies due to their short muscles but in most cases dimples either disappear or become less noticeable with age.

Dimple creation surgery is a minor procedure and is usually performed under local anaesthetic as an outpatient procedure. During surgery the skin and the cheek muscle are connected so that when the muscle contracts, it pulls the skin inwards to form a dimple, in exactly the same way as a natural dimple.

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