Mad rush for fake dimples sold in hospitals

Mildred Europa Taylor June 05, 2018
Woman gets fake dimples

Very soon, there will not be a single part of people’s bodies that surgeons wouldn’t modify.

From fuller lips, big boobs and bums to tight genitalia, there is now the dimpleplasty, where dimples are artificially created via little indents in people’s cheeks.

People are increasingly going under the knife to get these fake dimples.

It is widely accepted that dimples are attractive.

Celebrities like South Africa’s Nomzamo Mbatha and Ariana Grande do flaunt their beautiful and naturally-created cheek indents to the admiration of many.

Mad rush for fake dimples sold in hospitals

South African celebrity, Nomzamo Mbatha — ZAlebs

Getting these dimples artificially created, though extreme, is the norm among millennials now, with South Africans increasingly getting on board.

According to plastic surgeons, the surgery to get these fake dimples takes about 30 minutes and can be performed under local anaesthetic.

Here’s how it’s done: “A small incision is made inside the patient’s mouth where a defect is created 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,” according to a plastic surgeon, Wright Jones.

Mad rush for fake dimples sold in hospitals

A woman after the surgery

After surgery, patients are left with semi-permanent dimples for two months but this comes with a bit of swelling and uneasiness.

After this period, the tissue settles but the dimples can only be seen when smiling.

Beauty, they say, comes with a cost. Depending on the difficulty of the surgery, the procedure can cost one between $800 and $2,500.

Mad rush for fake dimples sold in hospitals

An African-American woman before and after surgery — Naija style

Yet, women are still trooping to health facilities to get these surgeries done despite reports of people getting their faces deformed after the procedure.

In recent times, women have been spending millions on costly treatments that can improve their skin and give them the youthful glow they desire.

From Botox and fillers to eyelash growing treatments, the rise in demand for these anti-ageing treatments still holds.

Will the dimpleplasty procedure hold? Tell us what you think.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: June 5, 2018


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