It’s but a minor indentation which isgenerally considered to be a facial muscle deformity by doctors and is caused by an irregular dominant gene passed from parent to child. However a “gelasin”, colloquially known as a dimple, is thought to be endearing and even a symbol of beauty in many parts of the Western world. As a result, people are willing to undergo an invasive procedure in order to obtain one regardless of the cost and discomfort involved in doing so. Dimpleplasty surgery is offered in a large number of plastic surgeons’ offices both in Canada as well as in the United States. In Beverly Hills, where the perception is that money can and should be used in order to achieve one’s ideal physical appearance, physicians like Dr. Gal Araanov perform the procedure on a regular basis.
According to Dr. Araanov’s website the operation is simple – a suture is made in the inside of the cheek joining tissue from two sections of the inner walls of the mouth using dissolvable material. After the stitch has dissolved and been absorbed by the body an indentation remains, thus creating the look of a dimple. It takes approximately 20 minutes with very little recovery time following the procedure and can apparently be reversed if the patient is dissatisfied with their new look. Although it’s a relatively simple and inexpensive undertaking, there are many who are unwilling to subject themselves to the poking and prodding involved in cosmetic surgery and therefore resort to trying natural methods to achieve their objective. WikiHow asserts that one can create the look of a dimple by simply using makeup and relying on clever brushstrokes of the appropriate eyebrow pencil and contour creams to effectively “make” one.
A dimple-seeker can also have a piercing done in each cheek which Kim Kardashian pal Blac Chyna and actress Amanda Bynes have opted to do. The third option outlined on WikiHow is to try facial exercises and manual manipulation of the skin on the cheekbone in order for a dimple to somehow manifest itself on one’s face. A dimple is just a dimple however for those who have always admired the look of one, it is clearly worth the time and money to essentially buy what they weren’t “given” when other cute physical traits like gapped teeth, doe eyes and retroussé noses were “handed out”. Ultimately undergoing dimpleplasty may not provide a person with a long life or prosperity, but it will enable one to experience having a physical trait that, through the aid of medical advancement, can now be admired in a mirror – not just from afar.