Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology

MAY 2018

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26 JCAD JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND AESTHETIC DERMATOLOGY May 2018 • Volume 11 • Number 5 O R I G I N A L R E S E A R C H CONCLUSION We have observed certain characteristic patterns in the position, size, shape, and number of dimples among three primary facial shapes: mesoprosopic, leptoprosopic, and euryprosopic. We therefore recommend that, barring specific patient requests, surgeons consider each patient's facial shape and its associated dimple characteristics as a guide when performing dimpleplasties. This will help ensure an optimal outcome by creating more natural looking and thus more aesthetically pleasing dimples. REFERENCES 1. Bao S, Zhou C, Li S, Zhao M. A new simple technique for making facial dimples. Aesth Plast Surg. 2007;31(4):380–383. 2. Boo-Chai K. The facial dimple—clinical study and operative technique. Plast Reconstr Surg Transplant Bull. 1962;30:281–288. 3. Omotoso GO, Adeniyi PA, Medubi LJ. Prevalence of facial dimples amongst South-western Nigerians: a case study of Ilorin, Kwara State of Nigeria. Int J Biomed Sci. 2010;6( 4):241–244. 4. Thomas M, Menon H, D'Silva J. Improved surgical access for facial dimple creation. Aesthet Surg J. 2010;30(6):798–801. 5. Argamaso RV. Facial dimple: Its formation by a simple technique. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1971;48(1):40–43. 6. Pentozos Daponte A, Vienna A, Brant L, Hauser G. Cheek dimples in Greek children and adolescents. Int J Anthropol. 2004;19(4):289–295. 7. Pessa JE, Zadoo VP, Garza PA, et al: Double or bifid zygomaticus major muscle: Anatomy, incidence, and clinical correlation. Clin Anat 11:310, 1998 8. Keyhan SO, Khiabani K, Hemmat S. Dimple creation surgery technique: a review of the literature and technique note. J Oral Maxillofac 8Surg. 2012;70(6):e403–e407. 9. Cummins H. In: Morris' Human Anatomy. 12th ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Book Co.; 1966: 112. 10. Shaker AA, Aboelatta YA, Attia KS. A simple technique to create cheek dimples. Ann Plast Surg. 2015;75(5):493–496. 11. El-Sabbagh AH. Simple technique for facial dimple. J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2015;8(2):102–105. 12. K. Lakshmi Kumari, P. V. S. S. Vijaya Babu, P. Kusuma Kumari, M. Nagamani. A study of cephalic index and facial index in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. International Journal of Research in Medical Science. DOI: 10.5455/2320-6012.ijrms20150324 13. Lari AR, Panse N. Anatomical basis of dimple creation – a new technique: our experience of 100 cases. Indian J Plast Surg. 2012;45(1):89–93. JCAD FIGURE 7. Diagram of guidelines for surgeons performing dimpleplasty

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