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Indian Journal of Contemporary Dentistry
Year : 2013, Volume : 1, Issue : 2
First page : ( 109) Last page : ( 112)
Print ISSN : 2320-5806. Online ISSN : 2320-5962.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.2320-5962.1.2.044

Facial Dimple - A Simple Operative Technique

Ahuja Nitin1, Chitlangia Punit2,*, Narad Chintan3

1Consultant, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Fortis Heranandani Hospital, Mumbai

2Asst. Prof., Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College & Hospital, Jaipur

3Senior Lecturer, Facio-Maxillofacial Surgery & Oral Cancer, Dasmesh Institute of Research and Dental Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab

*Corresponding author: Punit Chitlangia, Asst. Prof., Room No 104, Balaji Towers II,Vidhyadhar Nagar, Behind SK Soni Hospital, Jaipur (Rajasthan). Email: punitchit@yahoo.com

Online published on 9 September, 2013.


In asia dimple is an important part of a beautiful smiling face.In our technique, we use a syringe needle to guide a monofilament nylon suture through the dermis and the active facial muscles (usually the buccinator). A sling is formed between the skin and the buccinator muscle. The knot is tied, and the dimple is created. After the operation, patients have been satisfied with the shape of the dimples. This technique is simple and easy to duplicate. Moreover, this technique has many benefits. For example, with this procedure, it is easy to adjust the bulk of dimples by adjusting the tension of the knot and the amount of dermis tissue the injection needle sutures. Because no tissue is resected, there is mild postoperative swelling.



Dimpleplasty, Buccinator.


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