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Dimple Creation Surgery

Have you ever seen Deepika Padukone smile and felt mesmerized by her dimples? Do you think Shah Rukh Khan’s dimple adds to his romantic hero charm? Are you one of those people who craves to have those SRK or Deepika like dimples but was not born with them?

Well, Vanity Cosmetic Clinic proudly presents the simplest, safest and most effective solution for you – Dimpleplasty/ Dimple Creation Surgery. Dr Santosh Bhatia, Mumbai’s well known, Board-certified Plastic Surgeon can create aesthetically pleasing dimples for you with a cosmetic surgery that doesn’t even take an hour! 

But of course, even if it is a simple cosmetic surgery which is minimally invasive by nature, you would want to learn more before you decided to get it done. Dr Santosh Bhatia, of Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Mumbai understands this and has answered everything about Dimple Creation Surgery here. 


Dimple Creation Surgery Information Capsule

Synopsis of the surgery Dimple Creation Surgery is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery that can add natural-looking dimples to your cheeks
Length of process 20-30 mins(may vary)
Anaesthesia A topical anaesthetic is applied to the marked site. 
Recovery 2 days to recover and rest  2-3 weeks for the dimples to settle in
Alternative name Dimpleplasty

What Is

Dimple Creation Surgery?

Dimple Creation Surgery is an outpatient procedure performed in under 30 minutes (on average) which creates dimples on the patient’s cheeks. Dimples are small depressions that in the cheek muscles that become visible when a person smiles. 

Dimpleplasty is a cosmetic surgery that can artificially create 100% natural-looking dimples. Dr Santosh Bhatia makes a small, painless incision on the inside of the cheek to create the dimple. The procedure is performed from the inside of your mouth with no incisions or scars on the outside skin.

At Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, thanks to Dr Santosh Bhatia’s rich experience, we can customize the size, shape and length of the dimples to suit the patient’s facial features perfectly. Our goal is to create subtle dimples that fit in naturally with the rest of the face while enhancing the patient’s smile and personality. 

Who Is

An Ideal Candidate For Dimple Creation Surgery?

Dimpleplasty is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery that can be performed on patients who fit into the following criteria:

  • An overall healthy person. 
  • The person wants to undergo Dimpleplasty to accentuate their facial features.
  • Candidate has realistic expectations from the surgery.

It is important to note here that candidate could be either male or female since this surgery is gender-neutral. 

Dimple Creation: The Perfect Way To Accentuate Your Smile!

Dr Santosh Bhatia, Vanity Cosmetic Clinic’s Board Certified Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon has written a blog to answer all the questions which might arise in one’s mind regarding the dimple creation procedure.


Consultation With Dr Santosh Bhatia?

Dr Santosh Bhatia’s one on one consultations are deep, detailed discussions where he asks the patient about their expectations, desires, goals, understands their medical history and explains the procedure and risks to them. 

You will be asked about the size, shape and depth of the dimple you want. Dr Bhatia will also want to know whether you want a dimple on one cheek only or both the cheeks. He will take pictures of your face from different angles and show you where and how the dimple can be placed to look aesthetically pleasing. 

Our consultations also involve noting down your medical history and any allergies that might affect the surgery. We end the consultation only after the patient and Dr Santosh Bhatia are on the same page and there are no doubts in the mind of the patient. 

Dr. Santosh Bhatia
DR. SANTOSH BHATIA, MS, MCh.(Plastic Surgery)



Since Dimpleplasty is a minimally invasive procedure there aren’t too many preparations necessary before the surgery from the patient’s perspective. Dr Santosh Bhatia may ask you to undergo a couple of routine blood and urine tests in order to establish basic parameters for the surgery. 

But other than that, no special preparation is required from the patient’s side. 

How Is The

Dimple Creation Surgery Performed?

  • Dimple creation surgery is performed at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic’s best quality Operation Theatre on an outpatient basis. Our Clinic is equipped with the best technology and meets the highest standards of safety and cleanliness. So our patients don’t have to go anywhere else for surgery.
  • Dr Santosh Bhatia begins the process by marking the exact location of the dimples on the cheeks. Next, a topical anesthetic will be applied on the inside of the mouth so as to numb sensation. The anesthesia ensures that the procedure is painless for the patient and he/she feels no discomfort throughout the surgery. Generally, it takes about 10 minutes for the anesthetic to start taking effect. 
  • Once the anaesthetic effect has set in, Dr Santosh Bhatia will make a hole in the skin (as per the markings) from the inside of the mouth. The depth of the dimple will determine how much of the muscle or skin needs to be removed. Then the excess skin and muscle will be removed from the cheek. 
  • When enough space has been created for the dimple, Dr Santosh Bhatia will add absorbable sutures from one side of the cheek muscle to the other. The sutures dissolve in a couple of weeks and the patient is left with perfect, natural-looking dimples!

What Is the

Recovery Process Of Dimple Creation Surgery?

Step 1

The recovery process for Dimple Creation Surgery is pretty unencumbered and simple. The patient can go home immediately and rest. There may be mild swelling for a couple of days on the cheeks. Applying cold packs can reduce the swelling significantly. Generally, the swelling will go away naturally over the week post-surgery. 

Step 2

The patient can start eating normal food after 2-3 hours of the surgery. For the first 2-3 weeks, the dimples will be visible at all times, after the 3 weeks, the dimples will be visible only when the patient smiles.  

Step 3

Most patients of Vanity Cosmetic Clinic are able to resume their daily routine within 2 days of the surgery. 

what are

Risks Associated With Dimple Creation Surgery?

Even though Dimpleplasty is a straightforward cosmetic surgery, it does have risks. It is vital that as a patient you are aware of the risks before you make the choice to undergo the surgery. 

Following are the rare risks that may arise out of the surgery:

  • bleeding at the site of surgery
  • facial nerve damage
  • redness
  • swelling infection scarring

If you are wondering whether or not you are an ideal candidate for Dimple Creation Surgery we invite you for a consultation with Dr Santosh Bhatia at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic in Mumbai where he will provide you with his expert guidance and clear all your doubts! 


Book Appointment for a Consultation

Start here, by booking an appointment with Dr. Santosh Bhatia. Dr Bhatia is available for consultations at two convenient locations in Andheri (West) and South Bombay. Please select your preferred location to see Dr. Bhatia’s availability and book your appointment online. If you prefer to book your appointment on the phone please call Vanity Cosmetic Clinic at +917043477777.

Click the button below to Book Appointment at your preferred location.

Your consultation includes:

  • 30 min 1-1 session with Dr. Bhatia.
  • Discuss your concerns and surgical goals in a completely non-pressured environment.
  • Dr. Bhatia will in turn explain the options available to you, likely outcomes, any risks or potential complications, and recommend a course of treatment with the associated cost.
Dr. Santosh Bhatia
DR. SANTOSH BHATIA, MS, MCh.(Plastic Surgery)

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Santosh Bhatia

Dr Santosh Bhatia is Mumbai’s most-sought-after Plastic Surgeon. Founder and Director at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Dr Bhatia is also associated with some of the best hospitals in Mumbai such as Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Breach Candy Hospital. 

Dr Bhatia has a vast global experience working with Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery hospitals in New York, Toronto, London, Chicago, Miami, Pune, and Mumbai. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia’s focus lies in performing minimally invasive, state-of-the-art plastic surgeries that yield natural-looking and gorgeous results. He is a cosmetic surgeon with the vision of an artist. Dr Bhatia pays keen attention to details which makes the patient’s transformation graceful and aesthetically pleasing. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia has happy patients including celebrities, socialites, and everyday women from all over the world. His surgical skills, experience and high-regard for safety has earned him a reputation not only in Mumbai but all over the world.

“Surgeon’s skill and experience, quality of care, infrastructure and facilities, and your comfort with the surgeon are just as important as the final cost of the surgery"

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