The procedure is done under local anesthetic.
Typical duration is 20 minutes. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis.
Expect swelling with some bruising in the face that subsides after a few days. No suture removal is necessary. At first the dimple will always be visible but after about a week, it will only be visible when you smile for a natural look.
Disclaimer: The above information and description is a typical generic description. Your own plan of care and procedure may differ from that described above and Dr. Alahdab will fully discuss your customized personal treatment plan with you during consultation. The postoperative progress after any surgery depends on your body’s response and a dynamic treatment plan will be implemented based on how you are healing.