People are now having surgery to give them 'fake' dimples

By Nombulelo Manyana
24 July 2017

The procedure takes about 30 minutes, depending on the patient's anatomy.

It seems today there isn't a part of your body that you can't modify. You can get fuller lips, a bigger bottom and boobs. The newest is, if possible, even more out-there – dimpleplasty. Yes, you can get dimples! Dimpleplasty, as the name suggests, involves artificially creating little indents in your cheeks.

Most people would agree that dimples are attractive – stars like Ariana Grande and Nomzamo Mbatha rock their adorable cheek indents – but having them artificially created is pretty drastic... According to Allure, this procedure is becoming very popular among millennials. Wright Jones, a certified plastic surgeon based in Atlanta in the US revealed the procedure takes about 30 minutes, depending on the patient's anatomy. It involves creating an incision inside the patient's mouth and creating a defect in the cheek muscle known as the buccinator. "The muscle is then attached to the undersurface of the skin so that the dimples are seen upon animation, but not when the face is relaxed," he explained.

Following surgery, patients are left with dimples that last up to two months. There might be some swelling and discomfort during that time, but once the tissue settles the dimples can only be seen when smiling.

Depending on the difficulty of the surgery, it can cost patients anywhere between $800 (R10 383) and $2 500 (R32 465).

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Sources: Metro UK. The Independent. Allure. Instagram.

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