The shape of the dimples on the cheeks can be very diverse: in the form of small dots, stripes, curls, sometimes you can even see dimples in the form of butterfly wings. In addition, the depressions can be located on both cheeks, or on one. If the face is in a relaxed state, then such "marks", as a rule, are not visible. However, as soon as a person smiles, they become pronounced. Many experts are trying to explain the reason for the appearance of dimples on the cheeks and their meaning.
Many popular beliefs and signs are associated with dimples on the cheeks. Their appearance is very often associated with the legend of the kiss of Cupid. Popular belief says that if the God of Love kisses a child at birth, then one or two marks will remain on his cheeks.
For some peoples, dimples on the cheeks are considered a sign of special attractiveness. Moreover, this nuance is often paid attention to during matchmaking.
In addition to the beautiful history, many folk signs are associated with dimples. The main meaning of all statements is that a person with such marks must necessarily be happy and incredibly lucky. If the owner of the pits is a guy, then he must necessarily have a strong character, be purposeful and self-confident.
Dimples on the cheeks in psychology and physiognomy
Experts in psychology and physiognomy attribute such qualities as cheerfulness, cheerful character, independence and a tendency to an active lifestyle to the owners of dimples on their cheeks. Women with dimples are distinguished by romance, amorousness, cheerful character. Moreover, psychologists argue that such persons are very popular with representatives of the opposite sex.
Physiognomists note not only the positive qualities of the owners of dimples on their cheeks, but also point to the main disadvantages - selfishness and narcissism.
To determine the nature of the owner of the dimples on the cheeks, you should pay attention to their location. If the depression on the left cheek is more pronounced, then such a person is distinguished by constancy, the ability to quickly adapt to new conditions, he likes to stand out in any company. A brighter hollow on the right cheek, on the contrary, symbolizes impermanence, mobility and originality. The main feature of all owners of this distinctive sign is love and friendliness.
From a scientific point of view, the appearance of dimples on the cheeks is explained by the special structure of the muscles of the face. The fact is that in owners of small depressions in the corners of the mouth, the facial muscle is significantly shortened. Because of this feature, during the appearance of a smile, the skin tightens, the fat layer rises slightly, and a familiar "dimple" forms in place of the short facial muscle.
It is noteworthy that the dimples on the cheeks are inherited. This is due primarily to the fact that shortened facial muscles are a genetically determined feature. With age, dimples may appear or, conversely, disappear. This is also due to the structural features of the facial muscles and body fat.
It is noteworthy that this "defect" is so popular in society that many men and women turn to plastic surgeons for help so that the "Cupid sign" appears on their face. This operation does not last long and is not difficult. Specialists make small incisions in the corners of the mouth, remove small amounts of fatty deposits and tighten the skin with surgical thread. As a result, the patient receives the cherished dimples on the cheeks. The shape of the depressions can also be adjusted - to make them barely noticeable, in the form of butterfly wings or curls.
It is also worth noting that pits can appear not only on the cheeks, but also on the chin, in the corners of the nose or eyes. The reasons for their appearance are similar.