A feature sometimes observed on some people’s face when they smile is dimples, which can be seen a few centimeters from the corner of the mouth. This feature is often dynamic, meaning that dimples are not visible in normal states, but when the person smiles (due to contraction of facial muscles). Naturally, dimples may occur at one or either side of the face. Dimples on both sides of the face do not necessarily look alike and may differ in shape.
In people with natural dimples, unlike other people, muscle fibers that get contracted during smiles, pull the skin on these muscles inward, creating natural indentations round the lips.
The answer is yes. Most clients that ask for dimples are young women who like to have dimple on one side of the face. There are different techniques of dimple creation. This is typically done using topical anesthesia for outpatients. The procedure works inside the mouth with no requirement for creating cuts or making stitches on the skin.
With regard to the results of dimple creation, the created dimples are often permanent. However, they sometimes fade away, in which case the procedure should be repeated.
To be honest, any medication or cosmetic surgery has its own potential complications. Injection of penicillin or using oral acetaminophen causes no trouble for many people; yet, they have side effects in some people. Potential side effects of dimple creation include facial asymmetry and loss of tactile sensation. Most of these complications are transitory and disappear with no requirement for any intervention. These problems will be minimized if dimple creation is performed based on scientific principles and complete knowledge of facial anatomy.