Many people are fond of the way that dimples look and find them charming. Also, in Asian cultures, many believe that a dimple imparts a higher chance of fertility, good fortune, and increased marriage prospect. But this is only a belief and Dr.Venkatesh cannot assure anyone about such prospects after the procedure.
How many dimples should be created ?
Generally speaking, Dr.Venkatesh prefers to create only one dimple. The reason that a single dimple is better is that it is very hard to make two dimples appear exactly the same in depth and shape. Even though Dr.Venkatesh can create more than one dimple, he recommends only one dimple.
The procedure can be combined with other cosmetic procedures like Rhinoplasty and Chin augmentation.
Dr.Venkatesh uses an incision from inside the mouth. There is no external skin incision. The point of creation of the dimple is marked out externally. Dr.Venkatesh uses a suture technique to create the dimple. The procedure involves coring out apiece of mucosa, fat and muscle from inside the mouth and suturing the mucosa to the dermis of the overlying skin with an absorbable suture. It is a very simple and short office-based procedure. Since it is done under local anesthesia, you can drive home afterward.
The sutures that Dr.Venkatesh uses inside the mouth are dissolvable so you will not need to have any sutures removed. However, a visible dimple will be seen all the time whether you smile or not smile for several weeks to a couple of months. The static dimple slowly converts to a dynamic dimple over a period of time and will appear only during smiling.
Hospital stay: Day care procedure. Patient can drive back home soon after the procedure.
First follow up: 5th post op day
Second follow up : 8th or 10th day
Precautions: liquid and soft diet for 10 days after the procedure.
Results: Can be appreciated immediately but initially the dimple us static and it becomes dynamic(will appear only during a smile) only after a few weeks or months.