Cherelle, a trainee lawyer, says that she has always wanted dimples but was upset that hers weren’t noticeable.
‘I’ve always loved dimples [but] I wasn’t blessed to be given big ones,’ she explained, adding that she liked Cheryl Cole’s.
‘When God was giving out dimples I was at the back of the queue. I find myself on the street or watching TV and anyone with dimples stands out to me.’
Once the hole has been created, the new dimple is stitched into place. The surgery usually costs ?1,500 for two – however Cherelle got hers for free, in return for letting the clinic use her story in its publicity materials.
‘I was online with my friend and we were basically having a joke as to what procedures you could do and you couldn’t do, and I was like: “wow, I didn’t know you could have your dimples done”,’ adds Cherelle.
‘I gave it a bit of thought, contacted them and here I am.’
She added: ‘I want really deep ones so every time I smile, they’re there and I’m glad it’s for life as well. It’s not something I’m going to have to repeat which is good.’