The rise of the dimple job

As Cheryl Cole returns to X Factor duty, plastic surgeons report a rise in requests for dimples to emulate the star

Let’s face it: Cheryl Cole is stunning. But how far would you go to imitate the star’s drop-dead-gorgeous look? According to a recent report, quite far.

Over the past year, plastic surgeons have received a shocking number of requests for dimples just like the singer’s.

One firm in particular reported a 11% rise in inquiries in the past two months alone.

A spokesman for plastic surgeons SurgiCare says: ‘There has been a surprising rise in demand for ‘designer dimples’ as women go to ever extreme lengths to look like their favourite celebrities, including Cheryl Cole.

‘The growing phenomenon has hit UK shores after a rapid rise in popularity in America.’

But experts warn that this is not a procedure that should be taken lightly as long-term effects are still unknown.

The procedure, called dimpleplasty, involves making a tiny cut in the skin to create a small depression.

A stitch then pins the underside of the skin down to a deeper layer and keeps it in place. The suture then dissolves and permanent scar tissue remains, maintaining the dimple.

SurgiCare’s spokesman continues: ‘Designer dimples are akin to permanent scarring and could turn to designer disasters as the face begins to droop with age.’

The rise in requests for dimple jobs is also due to men wanting to create a chin cleft.

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