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Mum spends $2,500 to get dimples like son

A mum from the UK has spent more than $2,500 getting dimples artificially created in her cheeks.


Beauty blogger AJ Weir had wanted dimples since she was a little girl.

And the 44-year-old decided she could wait no longer when her 11-year-old son grew up to have the enviable cheek dimples she’d always wanted.

“For a long time, I wanted dimples. I don’t know what it is exactly, but I think they are really cute.

“If somebody has dimples, I will try to stick my finger in their face. It’s really weird, but I just love them.

“I see them as a sign of being cute.”

And despite many being in agreement with the mum, dimples are technically a “flaw” in the facial structure, and therefore surgery to create them is rare.

But determined to go through with her wish, AJ began looking at options around 10 years ago, but couldn’t find anything to suit her needs.

However two or three years ago she found that dimpleplasty was available in the US, meaning it’d probably make its way across the pond in no time.

“I knew there were risks associated, because it was my face,” she explained. “Sometimes the skin doesn’t adhere and the dimple will be there to start with, but after a few months, it will disappear. There was a risk you could go through it and end up with nothing.

“For a lot of people this seems like a really stupid cosmetic procedure and it seems insane to start messing about with your own face. Some people say you should just be happy with what you’ve got and I get that but this was something I wanted to do.”

In September, AJ underwent surgery in Harley Street, London to have dimples artificially created on her face.

Under local anaesthetic, surgeons took a chunk out of the inside of her mouth and then stitched that to her cheek. As it healed, the scar tissue forms and when you smile the tissue pulls in, creating a dimple effect.

“My husband and my son think I’m absolutely bonkers and I can understand that. I can agree that is unnecessary to an extent – it’s not going to make me more successful, but it was just something that I wanted.

“I’m delighted with the results and a lot of people have told me they want it done too.”

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