This Unexpected Plastic Surgery Procedure is Trending Among Millennials

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Monday, July 10, 2017

Gabrielle Union has them. Miranda Kerr does, too. Even Harry Styles has a sexy set. These genetically blessed A-listers all share a common physical trait — other than being really, really ridiculously good looking — they all have dimples.

Not everyone has natural dimples, which, Darren Smith, a New York City-based plastic surgeon, says are the result of skin being attached to underlying facial muscles. "When the muscle under the skin flexes, it pulls the skin, crating a dimple — imagine tugging on the middle of a napkin suspended by its four corners," says Smith. "The reason some people have dimples and others don't is that they are born with a tight connection between the facial muscles and skin, while others just don't have this kind of anatomy." But, thanks to a quick, outpatient procedure, that can change — in just under a half an hour.
The treatment, known as dimpleplasty, is a minimally invasive procedure used to create dimples in the face, most commonly within the cheeks, says Wright Jones, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon based in Atlanta. And over the last few years, it's become a common request — almost tripling — among millennial-aged patients due to its "little downtime, enhancement of facial aesthetics, and lack of need for general anesthesia," says Jones.
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