Smiling lady with dimples

Dimple Creation

Are you looking to brighten and accentuate your smile with a procedure that requires minimal downtime?

A dimpleplasty is the perfect way to add a classic contour to your face in less than an hour with no visible scarring. 

EDr. Azita Madjidi is a board-certified plastic surgeon who's helped patients of Houston, TX, accentuate their features with a dimpleplasty. 

How is a Dimple Created?


Dimples are natural adhesions that occur between the skin and deep muscles. When we smile and contract the muscles, the skin is pulled in, creating a dimple. Most cheek dimples are not present at rest. Dimples can be created accidentally by trauma to the cheek but can also be created surgically. The cosmetic process for dimple creation is called a dimpleplasty.

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Dimple creation is a simple plastic surgery process that can accentuate your brightest facial features, such as your smile. 

Dr. Madjidi is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has trained in both the U.S. and France. A large part of the field of plastic surgery began in France, allowing Dr. Madjidi to train with great minds in her field.

Dr. Madjidi helps patients of all backgrounds highlight their facial features with the addition of dimples. Patients looking to accentuate their natural facial features with a simple surgical procedure should consider dimpleplasty.

Call to request a consultation at our Houston, TX, office:

(713) 797-1000

Azita Madjidi, M.D.
Dr. Madjidi is a board-certified plastic surgeon
"One of the best doctors I have ever had the pleasure of working on me. I have total confidence in her. She is really a Gifted and Caring Doctor." 5-Star Reviews From a Houston Patient

Dimple Transformation From a Houston Patient

Dr. Madjidi has worked with a diverse set of patients that want a dimpleplasty to accentuate their looks. Here's a Houston patient who received two dimples of varying depths to create a natural and stunning result.
The depth of the dimple will depend on the thickness of the patient's cheek. One side may be naturally thicker than the other, creating a slightly asymmetrical appearance that highlights the natural-looking results of a dimpleplasty. 

Step-by-Step Process
of Dimple Creation

A dimpleplasty is a quick procedure that can be done in under an hour with minimal downtime.
A dimpleplasty is a quick procedure that can be done in under an hour with minimal downtime.


During consultation for dimple creation surgery, Dr. Madjidi will review the details of a dimpleplasty with you and provide all the information you need for the day of your surgery.


A dimpleplasty is performed in-office, using a local anesthetic to make the procedure virtually painless. With local anesthesia, you will remain conscious and able to communicate with the doctor throughout your dimple creation surgery and can drive yourself home afterward.

Some patients decide to undergo a dimpleplasty alongside another plastic surgery procedure that requires anesthesia.

Determining Depth and Location

It takes Dr. Madjidi 20 minutes to perform a dimpleplasty. The first step of the procedure involves the doctor determining the depth and placement of your new dimples and marking the location.

Creating the Dimple

A small incision is made on the inside of your cheek. Since the procedure is performed internally, no scar is visible on the outer skin. A small absorbable suture is passed through the inside of the cheek, catching onto where the dimple is desired.

Once this suture is tied, a visible dimpling on the patient's cheek is created. Even after the suture is absorbed, the scarring at the surgical site causes a permanent dimple to remain. 

Simple Aftercare

Dimpleplasty is a popular procedure, in part, because of the limited downtime required following the surgery. You should be able to resume your normal activities the following day.

Dimpleplasty FAQ

When Will I Notice My New Dimple?

Patients can see the dimpling that occurs from this plastic surgery right away. The dimple will be present at first, even when the face is resting. After several days or weeks, the dimple will be present only while smiling or moving the face, just as a natural dimple would appear.

Can Anyone Have a Dimpleplasty?

Patients should ensure they are in good health to undergo the surgical process, but in terms of cheek type and size, dimple creation can be done on anyone. However, depending on the amount of fat in the cheeks and the patient's muscle anatomy, the depth of the dimple will vary. 

Is a Dimpleplasty Reversible?

The great benefit of dimple creation surgery is that it can be reversible. A small reversal procedure can remove the dimples by releasing the skin.

"I am so thankful for her excellent work." 5-Star Review From a Houston Patient
Dr. Azita Madjidi

Azita Madjidi, M.D.

Board-certified surgeon Azita Madjidi has dedicated her career to helping patients feel and look their best since 1991. Her unique background and extensive training are proof of her dedication to excellence. She is affiliated with the following plastic surgery organizations:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (Diplomate)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

To learn more about our practice, contact us online or call (713) 797-1000.

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