Dimpleplasty. Yes, dimpleplasty (or dimple-plasty). Apparently, some folks covet the dimpled Mario Lopez look so much that they’re paying good money to have them installed.
Have you heard about this? I had absolutely no idea!
According to Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel, “The procedure is surprisingly easy!” The Boston, Mass. plastic surgeon typically performs the $2,000-$5000 procedure right in the office. Small incisions are made inside the patient’s cheeks after they’ve been numbed. Sutures are then used to stitch the desired dimple into place, and the dimpled area softens and looks more and more natural over time. The actual procedure typically takes about an hour to perform.
Um…I can’t even handle going to the dentist and seeing those dental hooks out of the corner of my eye, so the thought of cutting and stitching my cheeks gives me the heebie-jeebies!
I guess if you really, REALLY want dimples…
“Patients have experienced some minor bruising and swelling after the procedure,” says Spiegel, but they typically subside within 48 hours. It’s also normal for the cheek area to feel tight following the procedure, he adds, but the feeling subsides over the 2-3 weeks following surgery.
Dr. Michael Salzhauer, a Bal Harbour, Florida plastic surgeon, says dimpleplasty can be done as an out-patient procedure using local anesthesia. The incisions inside the mouth on the inner surface of the cheeks cause a small depression in the cheek muscles. The depressions are secured using internal and external stitches and over time heal to produce dimples.
What do you think of dimpleplasty and would you ever consider doing it? Perhaps two better questions are 1) what do you think of dimples, and 2) what do you think of elective cosmetic surgery (it’s okay to be honest, but this is a hate-free zone)?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,