A MUM has spent £1,300 on surgery to get dimples like her 11-year-old son.
Beauty blogger AJ Weir has wanted cherubic dimples since she was a little girl because she thought friends who had them used their cute grins to get their own way.
Now the 44-year-old, from Lincolnshire, has splashed out on the cosmetic op to achieve her dream.
She explained: “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.”
Her son Morgan boasts a dimple on his right cheek, but AJ wanted them in both cheeks.
The mum, who has previously undergone breast augmentation surgery, boosting her from a 28 AAA cup to a 32 D cup, decided on dimples on both sides of her face.
She continued: “I started looking around 10 years ago.
“You can get so many types of cosmetic ops these days, so I started to think, ‘Why can’t you get dimples?’
“I did some research at the time, but there seemed to be nothing available.
“About two or three years ago, I started to look again and I saw someone doing a procedure in the US, but it wasn’t available in the UK.
“Still, I kept looking and eventually you could get it done here.”
As she’d had breast surgery done before, she had already built up a relationship with a plastic surgeon Mr Aslam and decided to ask him for advice.
“I liked the surgeon, so I asked if this was the sort of thing they could do. He said ‘absolutely’ and then we sat down and he explained the procedure and the risks.”
Although there are risks that patients could be left with scarring and there is a chance that the procedure will not work at all, AJ decided to give it a go.
“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.”
“I could afford to do it and I wasn’t going to put my family in any sort of financial crisis by doing it, so why not?”
On September 20, AJ made the trip down to Harley Street to the Linia surgery for the hour-and-a-half long procedure.
Under a local anaesthetic, surgeons took a chunk out of the inside of her mouth and then they stitched that to her cheek.
She said: “As it heels and the scar tissue forms, it breaks the muscle so that when you smile the tissue pulls in and that creates the dimple effect.
“I was totally awake the whole time. It was a bit like going to the dentist. They inject the outside and the inside of your cheek and they pack your mouth open, but all you can feel is pressure.”
AJ left the clinic and was able to immediately get the train home to show off her new face to her builder husband Jacob, 36.
“Afterwards, it’s not pretty,” she said. “You can see that you have got dimples but they look like craters in your face and I had an external stitch.
“The surgery itself was painless and because you’ve not had a general anaesthetic, you don’t feel groggy afterwards.
“I did start to swell up and looked a bit like a chipmunk, so I got some funny looks on the train. Over the next few days, the swelling started to go down and the bruising came out a lot more. It started to become quite sore and painful, but I never regretted having it done.”
When it had healed around a month later, friends and colleagues started to notice the difference to her face.
She explained: “Most people say I’m absolutely bonkers to have had it done. I went back to work the next day and I did get some funny looks. Within two weeks, people said I looked really good and that I had healed so well.
“Some people do notice that I have dimples now and didn’t before, but there’s no point going through all that if people don’t see them.
“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.
“My dimples look really natural. You wouldn’t think that I’ve had surgery.”
Credits: The Sun UK
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