Fargo, ND +1·701·293·7408 or Toll Free +1·800·352·0587

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Dr. Abdullah is a renowned Fargo facial plastic surgeon, with a reputation for surgical excellence and unparalleled patient care. You'll be comforted by his warm, personable demeanor, and delighted with his beautiful, natural-looking results.

A More Attractive &
Confident You

Enjoy more self-confidence and a better quality of life with rhinoplasty. A complex surgical procedure, rhinoplasty requires the steady and precise hand of a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Abdullah.

Attain Facial Rejuvenation
- Without Surgery

Achieving full facial rejuvenation doesn't require the commitment of surgery. Enjoy a more vibrant facial appearance with our selection of non-surgical treatment options, including injectables, dermal filler products and laser skin treatments.

Nourish & Protect
Your Skin

Dr. Abdullah has harnessed the power of pharmaceutical-grade aloe to expedite healing and encourage optimal post-operative results. He is also the founder and formulator of Lexli, the premier line of professional, aloe-based skincare products.


For some people, dimples are a coveted facial feature that adds character and uniqueness to the smile. If you were not born with dimples, but you envy celebrities, friends or family members who have them, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Abdullah offers a procedure called dimpleplasty to create this indentation. The surgery can be performed in his office quickly and conveniently, with a short downtime.

More about Dimples

Dimples are small indentations that usually appear on the face in the cheek or chin area. A common genetic trait, dimples are widely considered attractive. Some cultures also perceive dimples to be a sign of veracity, good fortune and fertility.

Dimples are typically visible only when someone smiles or takes on an animated expression. This is because dimples are usually caused by a shortened muscle. When someone’s facial expression is at rest, the muscles are typically in their shortened state. When someone smiles, the shorter face muscles pull at the skin, revealing the dimple. Over time, the facial muscles may start to stretch, causing someone to lose their dimples. It’s normal for a child’s dimples to fade as they age. Therefore, dimples are also commonly associated with a youthful facial appearance.

Procedural Details

If you weren’t born with dimples, or they have faded as you’ve aged, Dr. Abdullah can create dimples in your cheeks through dimpleplasty, a quick outpatient surgery. The goal of the procedure is to adhere the skin to the cheek muscle, so when the muscle contracts during smiling, the overlying skin indents. After the cheek heals, scar tissue permanently connects the skin and underlying muscle to create an indentation when the muscle moves.

Dr. Abdullah will anesthetize the area and make a tiny incision in the cheek to create a small depression. He will use a stitch to attach the underside of the cheek skin below the dimple to the deeper layer of the skin, and hold it in place with a long-lasting suture.

The placement of the dimple is crucial to a good result. Typically, cheek dimples are located at the interaction of two lines: a horizontal line extending from the mouth, and a vertical line extending out from the outer corner of the eye. If you have a different preference for the placement of your dimples, Dr. Abdullah will attempt to accommodate your request.

The entire procedure usually lasts about 30 minutes.

At first, your dimples will be visible even if you aren’t smiling; over time, your dimples will become less obvious while your face is at rest, appearing when you smile.

Recovering from Dimpleplasty

Dimpleplasty patients typically recover very quickly from the procedure. For the first few days, you may have mild swelling and bruising, which can be concealed with makeup. If you experience any discomfort or soreness, taking over-the-counter pain relief will help. You may return to work the day after your dimpleplasty, but you are encouraged to avoid intense exercise for several days.

Contact Dr. Abdullah

If you’re interested in learning more about dimpleplasty, please contact Dr. Abdullah by calling (701) 293-7408, toll free at 800-352-0587, or send an email .


Plastic Surgery Institute
3280 20th Street South
Fargo, ND 58104
Phone: (701) 293-7408

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