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 I need to undergo examinations or tests before the procedure / operation?
Laboratory examination before the procedure / operation you can pass in our clinic or at the place of residence, depending on the type of anesthesia.
If the operation takes place under general anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. Full blood count and urine tests.
2. Blood glucose test.
3. Blood type and Rh factor.
4. Clotting assay.
5. Biochemical blood test.
6. Blood test for HBsAg, Anti-HCV Ig(G+M), Anti-HIV ½.
7. Wasserman reaction.
9. Physician’s examination
10. Chest X-ray.
11. Gynecologist’s examination.
12. For breasts surgery – breast ultrasound examination, examination by a breast specialist.
If the operation will take place under local anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. Complete blood count (with formula) + platelets.
2. Blood glucose test.
3. Clotting assay.
4. Blood test for HBsAg, Anti-HCV Ig(G+M), Anti-HIV ½.
5. Urine test.
6. Blood type.
7. Chest X-ray.
The cost of the examination in our clinic is 50-100 $.
Anesthesia is included in the price 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 duration.
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 surgery, will I be able to stay in your clinic?
The postoperative period you can spend in our clinic. This service is paid separately - from 100 $ up to 200 $ per day.