Introduction To Dimples

Dimples create an enviable look that even if you weren’t genetically given can still be yours with a simple procedure called Dimple Creation, or Dimple surgery. This procedure has been increasing in popularity and we are seeing more people coming from diverse locations to have it done.

A natural dimple is the result of a small opening in a muscle in the cheek called the buccinator muscle. Although it’s a hereditary trait, it can be created with a minimally invasive surgical procedure(dimpleplasty). Even though the cause of dimple is a defect in the muscle, in many cultures it is seen as a highly attractive trait. Dimples are considered a sign of youth and beauty which accentuate the smile of the person possessing them. People born with natural facial dimples can lose them or see a reduction of depth as they get older and the skin, muscle, and physical weight changes.

Am I Suitable?

Most healthy people can be candidates for dimpleplasty. During your consultation a review of your medical history and an examination will determine if you are a candidate.

The Procedure And Risks


Cheek dimple creation (dimpleplasty) is a procedure that can be done under local anaesthesia. Prior to your procedure, your surgeon will mark the area with you so you are fully aware of the planned dimple placement.

During the procedure, your surgeon will make a small opening inside the mouth and work on the buccinator muscle inside the cheek to create a natural-looking dimple. The inside of the cheek is closed with dissolvable stitches and you’re able to resume most normal activities following the short procedure.

Since the procedure is performed inside the mouth, there is no obvious appearance of surgery from the outside. Our surgeons use their technical skills, artistry and expertise for a quicker recovery so you can enjoy the compliments related to your new dimples sooner.


As with any surgery there are some risks. Our surgeons will meet with you to discuss the procedure and the risks so you can make an informed decision.


How long does Dimple Creation Surgery Take?

It takes about 20 minutes to perform Dimple Creation Surgery.  The dimple procedure is done in the office under local anaesthesia.  It can be done on the same day of your initial consultation, especially if you are coming in from out of town.

Is dimple creation surgery permanent?

The procedure will result in a permanent dimple about 90% of the time. Rarely, if the suture breaks during the immediate healing process, or if inadequate scar tissue forms, the dimple may result in being shallow or could disappear completely. That is one of the risks of having dimple surgery performed.

Do I need to miss work after having Dimple Creation Surgery?

You will most likely have some swelling in the cheek after the dimple creation surgery.  This is usually minimal.  Depending on what you do for a living, you might not need to miss any work at all after your dimple creation surgery is done.  The swelling usually subsides in a few days.

Take The Next Step

Ready to learn more about non-surgical skin tightening with Dimple Creation? To request your consultation, fill out the form on the side of this page or call our practice at  0151 669 1114Sthetix is based in Liverpool, Merseyside UK and also serves Chester.