Dimpleplasty - Dimple Surgery in Tampa, FL


For some people, dimples are a coveted facial feature that adds character and uniqueness to the smile. If you were not born with dimples, but envy celebrities, friends, or family members who have them, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ahmed Abdullah offers a procedure called dimpleplasty in Tampa, FL to create this indentation. Dimple plastic surgery can be performed in his office quickly and conveniently, with short downtime.

Dimpleplasty Surgery in Tampa, FL

Dimples are small indentations that usually appear on the face in the cheek or chin area. A common genetic trait, dimples are widely considered attractive. Some cultures also perceive dimples to be a sign of veracity, good fortune, and fertility.


Dimples are typically visible only when someone smiles or takes on an animated expression. This is because dimples are usually caused by a shortened muscle. When someone with shortened facial muscles smiles, the muscles pull at the skin, revealing the dimple. Over time, the facial muscles may stretch, resulting in the loss of the dimple. This is why children’s dimples typically fade as they age. Because of this, dimples are also commonly associated with a youthful facial appearance. Contact Us To Make An Appointment!

How a Dimpleplasty Procedure Works

If you weren’t born with dimples, or they have faded as you’ve aged, Dr. Abdullah can create dimples in your cheeks through a quick outpatient cosmetic surgery procedure called dimpleplasty. The goal of the procedure is to adhere the skin to the cheek muscle, so when the muscle contracts during smiling, the overlying skin indents. After the cheek heals, scar tissue permanently connects the skin and underlying muscle to create an indentation when the muscle moves. Dr. Abdullah will anesthetize the area and make a tiny incision in the cheek to create a small depression. He will use a stitch to attach the underside of the cheek skin below the dimple to the deeper layer of the skin and hold it in place with a long-lasting suture.

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Creating the Perfect Dimples

The placement of the dimple is crucial to a good result. Typically, cheek dimples are located at the interaction of two lines: a horizontal line extending from the mouth, and a vertical line extending out from the outer corner of the eye. If you have a different preference for the placement of your dimples, Dr. Abdullah will attempt to accommodate your request.

The entire procedure usually lasts about 30 minutes and is done at our Tampa plastic surgery practice.



What to Expect From a Dimpleplasty Procedure

At first, your dimples will be visible even if you aren’t smiling. Over time, however, your dimples will become less obvious while your face is at rest, appearing only when you smile. Contact Arviv Plastic Surgery to learn more today!

Dimpleplasty patients typically recover very quickly from the dimple plastic surgery procedure in Tampa. For the first few days, you may have mild swelling and bruising, which can be concealed with makeup. If you experience any discomfort or soreness, taking over-the-counter pain relief will help. You may return to work the day after your dimpleplasty, but you are encouraged to avoid intense exercise for several days.

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Why Choose Arviv Plastic Surgery for Dimpleplasty in Tampa, FL?

When you have your Dimpleplasty procedure in Tampa at our surgical center, you can be assured you are in good hands.

Our surgeons are committed to giving our patients all the information they need to make informed decisions about their aesthetic goals during our in-depth consultations. Our staff is available for questions at any time before the surgery. We meet or exceed every safety protocol during your procedure to ensure the best possible outcome for your surgery.


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