Dimple Creation


Revitalize your Face

In some cultures, dimples are a sign of good fortune. Dimples occur when there is a defect or gap in the face muscles. This results in a depression or more commonly referred to as dimple when smiling or animating the face. Although dimples occur naturally, our experienced Revitalize U surgeons can help create dimples for you if you were not born with them. Contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your dimple goals today!

The Dimpleplasty Procedure

There are two main methods to create dimples, a stitch method and a surgical method. In the stitch method, a suture placed through the mouth anchors the back side of the skin on the face, creating a dimple. This is a method that allows quick healing. With this method the dimple is more static and does not deepen with animation and flatten with rest. In the surgical method, a defect is created in the facial muscles, more closely mimicking a naturally occurring dimple. This method creates a dimple that is dynamic, deepening with smiling and flattening with rest. Our board-certified surgeons can help you determine which method is right for you.

During the surgical method of dimple creation, a surgical defect is created inside of the mouth. Dissolvable sutures are used through all layers of the facial soft tissue to create the dimple. The dimple will appear very prominent initially, but a it heals the sutures will dissolve and the new dimple will flatten, deepening with smiling. With the stitch method of dimple creation, a small incision is placed inside of the mouth where a suture is placed to create the new dimple. Local anesthesia is typically used during the procedure although it may also be performed under IV sedation.

Customizing Your Dimpleplasty

During your initial consultation, our board-certified surgeons will work with you to create a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals. The dimple creation process begins with you and your surgeon carefully determining the position of your new the dimple.

Recovery & Results

Our team will discuss all aspects of your procedure and recovery during your consultation. Following the surgical method of dimple creation surgery, the dimple will be rather apparent at all times but with time, will become more subtle and appear mostly when smiling. With the stitch method, the dimple will be remain prominent.* No dressings are applied following the dimple creation and guests may resume regular life the next day. *

* Individual results and recovery may vary.  

Deciding If Dimpleplasty Is Right For You?

We work closely with you to customize a care plan that is tailored to meet your needs. Our board-certified surgeons provide state-of-the-art dimple creation surgical techniques. During your personalized one-on-one consultation, our team can help determine if dimpleplasty is right for you. To schedule your initial consultation, contact us today!