Dimples look quite beautiful on people’s smiling faces.
But dimples or dimples are seen on very few faces.
Dimples can be on one or both sides of the cheeks, but the question is, why is this feature only a part of a few faces?
Most people believe that it is genetic, but there is much debate about this.
So how many people have dimples on their faces? It is not possible to estimate it accurately, but in a study of more than 2300 people, dimples were found on the cheeks of 37% of people.
So how do these dimples form?
According to experts, a muscle of the face, zygomaticus major, plays an important role in this regard.
This muscle is important for facial expressions and it is with its help that we are able to raise the corners of the mouth during a smile.
In dimple-deprived individuals, this muscle begins as the zygomatic bone, a cheek bone, and then slopes downward to join the corners of the mouth.
On dimpled faces, this muscle probably splits into 2 parts and slopes downwards.
One part attaches to the corners of the mouth while the other attaches to the bottom of the corner of the mouth while also attaching to the skin above.
This division of muscles results in prominent dimples on smiling cheeks.
Usually, dimples in the cheeks become noticeable in childhood, so many times it is mistakenly called a birth defect.
Keep in mind that dimples on the cheeks are more common and do not cause any negative health effects.
Possible role of genes
In the absence of much research, it is not possible to say for sure whether dimples are inherited from parents to children or not.
But people who have dimples on their cheeks often have dimples on their children’s faces too, indicating a hereditary trait.
But not all couples with dimples have dimples on their faces.
Similarly, some people’s dimples stay the same throughout their lives, but some people’s dimples change with time.
That is, if a child has dimples on his face, they are not necessarily present until adulthood.
Similarly, even if a child does not have birth dimples on his face, dimples may develop in boyhood.
Are dimples attractive?
If you ask people if they find dimples attractive, you’ll hear different opinions.
But most people think dimples make people look younger or more attractive.
By the way, dimples are also associated with beauty and good luck in some cultures.
A study showed that dimples help people get attention while also expressing happiness.
So can you get them?
If you want dimples on your cheeks, it is possible with a type of plastic surgery called dimple plasty.