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Ask An Expert > Alexander Rivkin Message Board > I was in an accident where my cheek was hit it left me with a very deep dimple
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I was in an accident where my cheek was hit it left me with a very deep dimple
About ten years ago I was in an accident and my cheek was hit I was left with an indention appearing as a deep dimple when I smile about six months ago I went to a PS and he removed the scar tissue from the muscle I still have a slight appearance of a dimple when I smile I was wondering what else can do to get my full previous appearance back when I smile back


 



qtpie92447
  July 7, 2012 9:50 PM

Also is it good to massage the area? my surgeon told me to pull the area of the skin


docblinski
Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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  July 9, 2012 5:33 AM

Try fillers or fat grafts. Or another surgery. Best of luck.


AlexanderRivkinM.D.
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los angeles, CA
United States
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  July 9, 2012 10:29 AM

You should try fillers first. Its easy, temporary and inexpensive. Also, some collagen stimulation occurs and I have seen cases where the indent never comes back after an injection of Juvederm. Be sure to find an experienced injector.




 



 

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