A Conversation for Ask h2g2


Post 1


Can anyone explain me where they come from???


Post 2

Taipan - Jack of Hearts

The North East of Dimpleland just off the continent of Goosebump.


Post 3

Cheerful Dragon

No, but I've got two; one well-defined one in my left cheek (facial, that is) and one considerably less well-defined in my right cheek.


Post 4


It's O.K. But do you have a special muscle or what?????


Post 5


Dimples are usually located on mobile tissue and are possibly caused by variations in the structure of the facial muscle known as zygomaticus major. Specifically, the presence of a double or bifid zygomaticus major muscle may explain the formation of cheek dimples. This bifid variation of the muscle originates as a single structure from the zygomatic bone. As it travels anteriorly, it then divides with a superior bundle that inserts in the typical position above the corner of the mouth. An inferior bundle inserts below the corner of the mouth.

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