Dimplectomy is a surgery aimed to create dimples on the cheeks, depressions that appear between the corner of the mouth and the cheek while smiling. They add charm and attractiveness to the face.
During the surgery, circular exsections of the mucous membrane areas on each cheek are made within the patient’s oral cavity. Some pieces of the fat body are removed at the incision site. Then, external stitches are put on the marked mucous membrane on the cheek, which leads to incarceration of the treated area and, as a result, the dimple is formed.
General contraindications: cancer disease, cardiovascular and acute infectious diseases, arterial hypertension, thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, blood-clotting disorder.
How is the surgery performed in “Certus” clinic?
Pre-surgery examination: 1 day.
Duration of the surgery: from 30 min. up to 1 hour. The procedure can take place on an outpatient basis (the patient goes home after the procedure) or in a clinical setting (1 day).
Anaesthesis: general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedating medications.
*Recovery period. A patient can return to the usual way of life in 2-3 days after the surgery. It is not necessary to remove sutures.
*Side effects: temporary bruises, a sense of discomfort.
*Risks: infectious complications. The dimples can become more pronounced with age and lead to the formation of deep folds.
*Result: permanent. The effect is irreversible, it is impossible to remove the dimples after their formation completely. Due to reoperation, it is possible to shallow them only.
*The effect, result, risks, and recovery period depend on the individual peculiarities of the human body.
Do you have to undergo examinations or tests before the procedure / operation?
You can go through a laboratory examination before the procedure / operation in our clinic, or at the place of residence, depending on the type of anesthesia.
If the operation will be carried out under general anesthesia, then you need to pass the following tests:
1. General blood and urine tests.
2. Blood test for sugar.
3. Blood type and Rh factor.
4. Coagulogram (blood coagulation).
5. Biochemical blood test.
6. Blood test for the Australian antigen, hepatitis “C”, HIV.
7. The reaction of Wasserman.
9. The conclusion of the therapist.
10. Certificate of fluorography.
11. For women – a certificate from a gynecologist.
If the operation will be performed under local anesthesia, then you need to pass the following tests:
1. Complete blood count (with formula) + platelets.
2. Blood test for sugar.
3. The coagulation time.
4. Blood test for the Australian antigen, hepatitis “C”, HIV.
5. General analysis of urine.
6. Blood type.
7. Certificate of fluorography.
The cost of the examination in our clinic is 50-100 €
Is anesthesia included in the cost of the service?
The cost of anesthesia is not included in the cost of the procedure and is paid separately depending on its type and time of its action.
1. General short-term anesthesia (up to 3 hours) – 300 €
2. Each subsequent hour of general anesthesia additionally – 100 €
3. Intravenous anesthesia – 200 €
4. Local anesthesia – 100 €
After the operation, can I stay at your rehabilitation clinic?
The postoperative period you can spend in our hospital, this service is paid separately – from 100 € to 200 € per day.