Mouth Corner Dimples – Causes, How Common, How to Get 2023
Do you mean these? They’re like two dots placed near the corner of the mouth on both sides and appear only when I smile. I’ve always had them. Whoever happens to notice them happens to find them attractive for some reason. Many men have told me they’ve seen dimples like these on someone for the first time. Baffles me.
When I smile, I get “parentheses” around the corners of my mouth. They don’t touch my mouth, though. Do they count as dimples?
I have the same issue and have struggled to find a factual answer. I did my research and spoke to cosmetologists about it, and they told me it’s one of the rarest and most desirable genetic deformations. It is, therefore, a dimple, and people who have it are blessed and unique. It symbolizes good vibes, friendliness, and cheerfulness; everybody loves it. Usually, people with such dimples tend to be very attractive, so my friend, we are among the lucky ones.
How rare is the inferior fovea anguli, or “dimple”?
Wow, great question! I have never considered the population percentage with “fovea inferior anguli oris.” After reading the article that Steven Gaudry posted under this question, I am shocked that, according to author Brittany Brolley, my specific type of mouth dimple is as unique and rare as a unicorn.
I am the only person in my extended family with “fovea inferior anguli oris.” Although dimples result from abnormal facial muscle development, people have complimented me on my smile and mouth corner dimples my whole life, so I have always thought of them as a good feature to have.
Lucky me! 😁
If there are any other Quorans with mouth corner dimples, please comment, and we will see how many of us there are.
How common are dimples on the corners of the mouth?
The truth about dimples
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“Dimples,” it would seem, play by their own rules.
- A report by professors at the Department of Anatomy at Abant Izzet Baysal University in Turkey revealed that “dimples frequently take place on both” sides of a person’s face.
- The keyword is frequently. In what researchers called “a rare phenomenon,” it’s possible that a person can possess a unilateral dimple: just one lone dimple on either the left or right side of their face.
- The “fovea inferior angle oris”—aka one dimple on each side of the mouth corners—is even rarer than this sort of dimple.
- If you have this unicorn dimple, you should know you’re unique.
- You’re so unique that science still needs to catch up with you. In their 2017 case report, the researchers in Turkey noted that there hadn’t been any studies demonstrating “the frequency of this different kind [of] dimple”, The truth about dimples.
I have dimples below the corners of my lips called Fovea inferior anguli oris.
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- “”””” Fun fact: Lots of fancy-sounding medical terms are just simple descriptions translated into a foreign language.
- Fovea- Latin for a small pit, inferior Latin for below
- Anguli-Latin for corner
- Oris is Latin for the mouth.
- “Doctor, I’ve noticed dimples below the corners of my lips!”
- The doctor performs a thorough exam.
- “Well, your test result is in.” “It turns out you have Fovea inferior Anguli Oris.”
- “OMG, is it serious?”
- “No, you’re fine.”
- Level 2 dialysis: “I have dimples below the corners of my lips called Fovea inferior anguli oris.
How would you define my dimples? Mine are below my mouth, one on one side and two stacked on top of each other on the other. There are also small dimples very close to my mouth’s sides. Does anyone have dimples like I do?
In the comments, I’d also like to add a picture to show my dimples. This what they look like:
Corner mouth dimples, also known as “smile” or “laughter” dimples, are a relatively rare facial feature. They are caused by a variation in the facial muscle structure that results in a small indentation in the skin at the corners of the mouth when a person smiles or laughs.
While there are no exact statistics on the prevalence of corner-mouth dimples, it is estimated that only a small percentage of the population has them. Some studies have suggested that they may be more common in certain ethnic groups or geographic regions, but more research is needed to confirm this.
Overall, while corner mouth dimples are considered a unique and attractive feature by many, they are not very common and may be seen as a distinguishing characteristic of an individual.
How tall is someone?
I think tall starts at 6′
Do you have dimples?
Oh yes!!! I do 😌. Aren’t they cute?
Why are dimples attractive?
I have dimples.
and I don’t know why they’re considered attractive. They just are. I know that I, and all the guys I have ever been with, find dimples attractive (cute, mainly).
I also know that babies with dimples (several of my children have them) make my (and most other people’s) hearts melt. I can only surmise that people find dimples attractive for some evolutionary and biological reasons. I can’t pinpoint exactly what it is.
I hope that helps:)
Can cheek dimples appear later in life?
Well, I never had dimples when I was younger. Now I have only one dimple on my right cheek, so it is possible, and it says having only one dimple is rarer than both, so I consider myself lucky for getting dimples later on.
What are those dimples below the eyes but not on the cheeks?
I just looked it up, and it is called the “indian dimple”, and as the posts say, they’re quite rare. I assume these are what you’re referring to:
I’m blessed with one of those on my upper right cheek:) Hopefully, this is what you mean. Dimples, in general, occur in 20% of the population. But I’ve read in this Koreaboo thread that those dimples are the rarest.
What are whisker dimples or upper cheek dimples?
The zygomaticus major causes facial dimples; it’s the check muscle in your face. In people with dimples, the zygomaticus major is divided into separate muscle bundles on its way down to the mouth. People with whisker dimples have these bundles higher up in the cheek muscle. Whisker dimples seem rare; as far as I know, they are in far eastern Asia.
Is there a term for dimples that appear below the mouth?
If you’re referring to dimples neither at the corner of the mouth nor on the chin but simply under or around the lips, no, there does not seem to be a term for them.
I have some asymmetrical, randomly placed dimples both under and slightly over my lips (separate – they’re all short dimples) closer to the sides of my mouth, and I’ve been very curious about them. But after months of searching, I still haven’t been able to find any terms to describe these things.
Why do we get dimples?
When some people smile, they have dimples on one or both cheeks. Other people don’t have dimples. Two theories are predominantly used to explain this phenomenon.
Yeah, that’s me.
A cute congenital disability theory
- The muscles (zygomaticus major) in the face of a person with dimples are shorter than they are in normal people. Therefore, they pull on the skin when they smile and form an indentation (i.e., a dimple).
- It is probably due to some developmental fault in the subcutaneous connective tissue during embryonic development.
- Sometimes, the muscles lengthen during life, and the dimples disappear or lessen as we age. Many babies have them, but many don’t as they grow up.
All in the theory of the gene
- Dimples are said to be a simple genetic trait.
- The myth is that dimples are controlled by one gene with two alleles, and the allele for dimples is dominant.
- If you love the ones that you have, you can thank the genes. If you wish that you had them, blame your parents 😛
PS: There is no scientific proof with any genetic evidence on cheek dimples.
Do I have dimples? (PICTURE) I know it’s awkward but is t bad? Will my dimples get deeper if I grow older? (I’m 14) it only happens when I smile.
If you have dimples, consider yourself very fortunate. I think dimples are one of the cutest things about someone. I would love to have them!
What is the small vertical line or wrinkle underneath the bottom lip called?
Originally Answered: How is the small vertical line or wrinkle just underneath the bottom lip called?
It’s called the mental cleft. There’s a bilateral pair of muscles called the mentalis muscles (pronounced men-TAY-lis) that extend from the bone just below the teeth to the connective tissues of the chin. In some people, those muscles are large enough that a cleft appears between them, hence the name “mental cleft.” The size of these muscles—hence the presence or absence of the aperture—is a hereditary trait. It is my textbook illustration of genetics.
Is it rare to have a dimple on the mouth corner but only on the right?
Dimples are little holes that can appear on any part of the face, and about 20% of people have facial dimples, including upper cheek dimples, chin dimples, mouth corner dimples, etc. 20% is equal to 1 in 5 people, so they aren’t really that rare but also aren’t something you will find in every person.
But unilateral (one side of the face) facial dimples tend to be a bit more uncommon than bilateral ones (both sides of the face)
How tall is 5’2″ compared to 5’10”?
It’s eight inches shorter. Do you want a picture or something?
It is a picture from when I re-enlisted in 2008. I’m the short bloke on the left. I’m 5′2″. The Warrant Officer I’m shaking hands with is about 5′10″, or maybe a little taller.
Why and how are dimples formed?
Originally Answered: Why and how are dimples formed?
A muscle deformity!
Don’t get me wrong, but that’s how it is. The cute dimple on the cheek results due to a deformity in a muscle on the face called zygomaticus major. The presence of a double or bifid zygomaticus major muscle results in a gap that creates dimples.
Wish all deformities be seen as beauty !!
Why do some people only have one dimple?
I have only one dimple on my face (the right side). When I was younger, I had two dimples. Dimples occur when your cheek muscles are too short, but your muscles can loosen/lengthen as you grow up or get older, which causes your dimples to disappear. This is why babies with dimples often lose them as they grow up. In my case, the muscle on the left side of the face has lengthened, causing the dimple to disappear. My mom has two dimples!
What does it mean if you have a short forehead?
It means two things. Hats that fit properly may be hard to find. And a receding hairline will not happen as early as usual ( yay! )
Skull size and shape have nothing to do with intelligence, talent, emotions, attractiveness, or any other brain attribute as long as the total size is within normal limits, which is a wide range.
Hairlines mean even less, except for men who are bothered by a receding hairline, a genetic trait inherited through their mother’s genes.
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I have a dimple on my cheek that’s slowly disappearing. What can I do to stop that?
Originally Answered: A dimple on my cheek is slowly disappearing. What can I do to stop that?
I have a slightly more hopeful response than the rest: you might need to adjust your smile until the dimple reappears.
Dimples, I spent time playing with them in the mirror. About a decade ago, I noticed that I have dimples if I smile with the corners of my mouth, keeping my top lip covering more of my upper teeth! I had never had them before and always wanted some. So, after 30ish years without dimples, I spent a few minutes making faces in the mirror one night when bored, and boom, I saved the money on dimple-adding plastic surgery (which I would never have bothered with anyway).
Speaking of which, though, that is a thing: you can add dimples surgically. Dimple Surgery | Cosmetically Creating Dimples | Cosmetic Surgery Today
How to Get Mouth Corner Dimples Naturally
If you were born without dimples and prefer getting them, there are natural ways to achieve them. It means there is no need to resort to plastic surgery if these natural methods work:
- Pucker Up
Pucker your lips and suck your cheeks into your mouth. Avoid clenching your teeth when doing this. Your cheeks should slightly curve inward while you do this. Hold this for as long as you can, and then relax. Repeat this as many times as you can.
- Use Your Fingers to “Crease” Your Face
Feel around your face to find the thinnest part of your cheeks. It is where the dimples would form if you had them. Hold down that part of your cheek using your index fingers and smile. Check yourself in the mirror to see if it looks right. Reposition your fingers if necessary.
Let go of your cheeks while still smiling. The dimples should still be there for a while. Note that this will only temporarily give the impression of having dimples (no pun intended). Still, it should be enough when you want to take selfies.
If you want to make them last a lifetime, hold the dimples in for at least 30 minutes daily. Do this exercise regularly, and you will have small recessions in your cheeks.
Here’s a bit of a disclaimer, though. There is no guarantee that these exercises work. Most testimonials that said these exercises work is anecdotal and unverifiable.
- Use Makeup
You can also use makeup to mimic the look of dimples. Professional makeup artists have this technique down pat. However, if you are a beginner, here are the steps to recreate dimples using simple makeup:
Gauge the location of the “dimples.”
Look in the mirror and smile. Natural creases should appear at the corners of your mouth. Your “dimples” should be placed just outside them. When smiling, make sure that you do so naturally. This will make your dimples look more natural.
Mark the positions of your dimples.
Use a dark brown eyeliner or eyebrow pen to mark the positions of your dimples. Place the dot where you want the top of the dimples to be. Dark brown makeup is ideal because it will blend better than black or other coloured makeup.
Draw crescents on your cheeks.
Relax the muscles in your face. Draw small crescents coming down from the dots you made earlier. Use the same eyeliner or eyebrow pencil with which you made the initial mark. Ensure the line does not extend more than an inch below the mark. Also, make the line just slightly curved.
Blend and Re-draw If Needed
Blend the line into your skin using a smudge stick or just the tips of your fingers. Check in the mirror if it looks good enough. If not, you can add more makeup until it looks natural.
- Get Cheek Piercings
For many years, cheek piercings have been mainstream, at least in the body modification industry. These piercings can mimic the look of dimples. You only get cheek piercings from a professional and reputable body piercer.
Also, let the piercings heal before you remove the jewellery. Removing the jewellery too early might not create a dimple that is deep enough to notice. Once the piercing heals properly, you can remove the jewellery and let the piercing close naturally.
Once the piercing closes, a bit of scar tissue will be left. It will not be visible but give you an artificial dimple whenever you smile. The problem with this method is that the dimples might look different. The reason is that you will rely more on how the piercings would heal.
Why do I have mouth-corner dimples?
Technically known as fovea buccal, cheek dimples are caused by the irregular growth of a certain facial muscle during embryonic development. This muscle is shortened, causing our skin to stretch and pulling our lips behind us into corners when we smile.
Why do the corners of my mouth look weird?
Saliva collects at the corners of the mouth and causes dryness. Very dry skin in this area can lead to angular cheilitis. Over time, the dry skin may crack open. Sometimes bacteria or fungi get into the cracks, which can cause inflammation or an infection.