Is it possible to create dimples?

Plastic Surgeons serving Denver, Littleton, and Surrounding Areas in Colorado



Dimples can make a smile more appealing and attractive. Many people wrongly think that, unless you are born with them, you can never have dimples, but this is wrong. Dimple creation surgery is a simple and straightforward procedure that can usually be done with nothing more than a local anesthetic.


Natural dimples occur when there is a small defect in the cheek muscle which goes down into the connective tissue. Through dimple creation surgery, this “defect” is essentially mimicked. To create the dimple, a small incision is made on the inside of your cheek. Doing this on the inside will ensure that  no scarring will occur on the outside. A suture is then passed through the hole, which catches the surface of the skin and is tied, causing a dimpling in the overlying skin.


Immediately after the procedure, the dimple will be present at all times, even when the patient is not smiling, but after several weeks, the scarring between the skin and the muscle will settle and the dimple will only be present during smiling.


If you live in the Denver area and have always wanted a dimple to enhance your smile, contact Grossman plastic surgey at 303-320-5566.