If you have been wishing for a pair of dimples that appear when you smile, a dimpleplasty can be a great solution. By adding one or two dimples to your cheeks, this procedure offers you a way to enjoy an enhanced smile.

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Why Choose Dimpleplasty With Clevens Face And Body Specialists?

Dimples have long been regarded in many cultures as signs of beauty and good fortune. Those who are born without dimples might find themselves wishing they could show off this attractive feature, and the talented team at Clevens Face and Body Specialists is here to help.

Dimpleplasty, or dimple plastic surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that allows us to create dimples that will draw more attention to your smile. Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, and Phillip Barbee, MD—both facial plastic surgery specialists—are highly sought after for facial surgery, including dimpleplasty. To learn more about how they can create impressive results for you, simply reach out to us at our Merritt Island or Melbourne, FL offices and set up your consultation today.

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Do I Need Dimpleplasty Surgery?

The best way to know whether dimpleplasty is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Clevens or Dr. Barbee. The ideal candidate tends to be generally healthy and has realistic expectations for this surgery.

Despite seeming like a relatively minor addition to the face, dimples can create a subtly enhanced look that sees our patients feeling more attractive and more confident in social and professional settings alike. If you’ve been interested in a way to rejuvenate your look and experience an increased sense of self-esteem when you look in the mirror each day, dimple surgery may be a great solution for you.

Clevens Face and Body Specialists:How We Set Ourselves Apart

At Clevens Face and Body Specialists, we’re committed to bringing you an elevated level of cosmetic and aesthetic excellence, brought to life by a team of experts with years of experience. Founder and medical director Dr. Ross A. Clevens handpicked our surgical team, and each of our surgeons is a true specialist in their area of expertise, so you can look forward to results that see you both looking and feeling your best.

At our Merritt Island and Melbourne, FL office you’ll find state-of-the-art technology, the most advanced treatment options available, and a staff that is as welcoming and approachable as it is highly trained and extensively experienced. We’re excited to learn more about how we can bring your cosmetic goals to life, so don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation when you’re ready to learn more about what we can do for you at Clevens Face and Body Specialists.

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The Primary Benefits of Dimpleplasty Surgery

If you were born without dimples but have always longed for them, dimpleplasty can help you achieve the look you desire. Conversely, dimpleplasty can also restore dimples that have disappeared or faded over time. Many of our patients had dimples as children, but have lost them along with their baby fat.

Dimples tend to create a more youthful appearance and serve as a major confidence booster. Dimpleplasty is permanent, so you won’t need to schedule any touch-up appointments to maintain your look, or worry about your results fading over time. You’ll be able to enjoy your new dimples forever!

Your Preoperative Consultation

The consultation process is an important one here at Clevens Face and Body Specialists. This meeting gives you the opportunity to connect directly with your surgeon as you explore the various treatment options you have available to you.

Dr. Clevens or Dr. Barbee will get to know your cosmetic goals, before explaining to you the benefits and limitations that come along with dimpleplasty surgery, so your expectations can be as well-informed and realistic as possible. Once we’ve agreed upon the treatment and techniques that are right for you, we’ll set up your various appointments, provide you with a quote for your procedure, and explore any financing options that may interest you.

Our team will be with you throughout your entire experience, even remaining available to you through the recovery process, so we can address any concerns you may have and ensure your comfort at all times.

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Your Dimpleplasty Procedure

The dimpleplasty surgery itself is performed in-office, with local anesthesia, and only takes about 30 minutes to complete.

First, Dr. Clevens or Dr. Barbee will mark the area where they’ll create your dimples so that you’re fully aware of the placement on the cheek and you agree with the location of your new dimples. 

Your surgeon will then make a small incision inside your mouth and operate on the buccinator muscle, creating dimples. From the outside, there will be few visual indications that surgery has taken place, and bruising is uncommon. Dr. Clevens and Dr. Barbee will use dissolvable sutures, achieving natural-looking results with a speedy recovery process.

Recovery After Dimpleplasty Surgery

You’ll be able to go home immediately after your surgery. A minor feeling of swelling in the treatment area is normal and will fade on its own within a few days. Ice packs, combined with antibiotics and medication prescribed by your surgeon, can reduce any discomfort and aid in the healing process. Most patients are able to return to work or school two days after surgery.

Post-procedural care is critical to ensuring fast and proper recovery from dimple surgery. At Clevens Face and Body Specialists, Dr. Clevens and Dr. Barbee recommend using an antiseptic mouthwash to prevent any infection and keep the area clean. You’ll want to avoid making extreme facial expressions to ensure the best healing possible. 

We’ll schedule follow-up appointments so that we can ensure that you’re healing nicely, and provide you with a highly personal and uniquely elevated level of care. During your follow-up appointment, your surgeon will assess the results and make sure your healing is going as smoothly as expected. At Clevens Face and Body Specialists, we’re here for you.

Dimple Surgery FAQs

How should I prepare for dimple surgery?

How much does dimple surgery cost?

Can dimples be removed?

Are there any risks with dimple surgery?

How do I choose the right facial plastic surgeon near me to perform dimple surgery?

How should I prepare for dimple surgery?

If you’re planning to undergo dimple surgery, we recommend that you schedule a consultation to make sure you’re a good candidate and that your surgeon will be able to help you achieve your goals. During this initial appointment, be sure to discuss any possible risks of surgery.

At our locations in Merritt Island and Melbourne FL, our facial plastic surgery specialists have expertise with dimpleplasty surgery and can address any concerns you have about this popular procedure. Dr. Clevens has made it a point to surround himself with a team of true professionals, so you can look forward to truly exemplary results.

How much does dimple surgery cost?

Dimpleplasty can cost between $3,000 and $4,000 depending on the market and the experience of your surgeon, and depending on whether you are opting to have dimples placed on both sides of your face. Since this procedure is not covered by medical insurance, the price will be out of pocket. Our practice provides a number of financing options that can help you afford this procedure more comfortably.

Can dimples be removed?

In order to remove a dimple, Dr. Clevens and Dr. Barbee actually use the same procedure by which dimples are created. Instead of suturing the skin to the cheek, however, they free the skin of the cheek from the muscle below it, where the dimple occurs. Sometimes, a slight dent in the cheek is still present, in which case it can be smoothed out with a filler.

Are there any risks with dimple surgery?

Complications with dimpleplasty are very rare, but possible risks include:

  • Bleeding
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Infection

Visible incision lines are rare but remain a risk that comes with dimple creation surgery. Individuals who scar very easily or have a significantly impaired immune system may not be the best candidates.

How do I choose the right facial plastic surgeon near me to perform dimple surgery?

Choosing a plastic surgeon for any type of cosmetic surgery is not a task to take lightly. Make sure the doctors you’re considering for dimple surgery are experienced, fellowship-trained facial plastic surgery specialists. Qualified candidates should be able to prove that they can help you achieve your goals by sharing before and after pictures of actual patients.

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