Dimple is a congenital defect due to a tight connection between facial muscles and skin.  In fact, a dimple is a small natural depression in the flesh on some parts of the human body. The most popular dimples are those form in the cheeks when one smiles. Iran is one of the most popular destinations for dimple surgery due to the high rate of demand for dimpleplasty. Dimple surgery is simple plastic surgery in Iran. KIATREAT is an Iranian health tourism facilitator to help you find your best surgeon and clinic to undergo dimple surgery. Iran is famous for medical tourism among Asian countries due to qualified and experienced physicians and surgeons, modern and equipped clinics and hospitals, and using the latest and advanced techniques, nevertheless, it is considered a developing country because of economic issues.

What is Dimple Surgery?


Dimple surgery also called dimpleplasty or dimple creation surgery is a cosmetic surgery used to create a dimple or dimples on your face. Dimples are small indentations that naturally appear on the cheeks when you smile. Dimples are considered as the sign of beauty and in some cultures as the sign of fortune and good luck. Some individuals undergo dimple surgery to improve self-image and feelings of self-worth. So, the number of dimple surgery has been significantly on the rise in recent years. Cheek dimples and chin dimples are the most popular ones.

The Cost of Dimple Surgery in Iran


The cost and price for a cochlear implant are very expensive compared to many innovative surgeries but it is competitive and affordable in Iran compared to other countries. The following chart shows the cost difference of cochlear implants in Iran, Turkey, and the USA.

The price of a cochlear implant in Iran, includes doctor visits, medical tests, Cochlear Implant surgery in a modern and equipped hospital, post-operative care, medicines, recovery, and follow-up.

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Before Dimple Surgery Procedure


Dimple surgery is not a necessary medical surgery, so it is recommended to discuss with your plastic surgeon about cons and pros of this surgery. Like many other surgeries, you must follow some instructions as below:

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    • Do not eat or drink anything for at least 6 hours prior to surgery
    • Stop smoking at least 2 weeks before and after surgery
    • Avoid drinking 1 week prior to surgery
    • Do not wear any lenses, jewelry, makeup, and nail polish on the day of surgery

Strictly follow your doctor’s instructions on mouth care for at least 2 weeks prior to and after surgery

Dimple Surgery Procedure


In a dimple surgery procedure, the surgeon makes incisions inside the mouth and then creates dimples in the cheek muscle. This plastic surgery involves forming a dimple with the creation of scar tissue in the dermis between the muscles of the face on the desired spot and removing a small amount of tissue by using small instruments and incisions.

Dimple surgery is an outpatient surgery that takes about 30 minutes; so, you don’t need an overnight stay in the hospital. Dimple creation surgery will be performed under local anesthesia.

Dimple Surgery Recovery Period


You will be given some instructions on how to care for the incisions when you are released from the hospital. You may experience pain, fever, or drainage after the surgery for a few days which is normal. If these complications last more or increase, you should report to the hospital or surgeon immediately. You can wash your ear as normal 2 days after the surgery. you should be careful about the incisions when you are changing your clothes. Your follow-up appointment will be arranged for 1 week after your surgery.

Dimple Surgery in Iran Before & After Photos