British Woman Undergoes Dimpleplasty To Look Like Actress Cheryl Cole

February 11, 2014  |  

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There are celebrities who we individually admire for the physical traits they possess. Beyonce’s curvaceous hips and posterior, Michelle Obama’s arms, and Lupita Nyongo’s flawless skin leave us fixated on red carpets, but most of us wouldn’t go to great lengths to look like these people.

Unless you’re like trainee lawyer Cherelle Campbell from England. Facial dimples have intrigued the lawyer since she was a child, but her obsession took on a whole new level when she came across actress Cheryl Cole. Although Cherelle has natural dimples, they were never noticeable enough for her. The 30-year-old told The Daily Mail:

“I’ve always loved dimples [but] I wasn’t blessed to be given big ones. 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.”

While online with a friend one day, Cherelle researched  bizarre plastic surgery procedures and stumbled across dimpleplasty, a surgery that involves punching holes in a person’s cheek with a scalpel. Once the hole is created on the face, a new dimple is stitched into place. The surgery costs 1,500 pounds (approximately $2,500). Cherelle received the procedure for free by allowing the clinic she used to market her surgery for their promotions.

Cherelle appeared on an English Channel 4 documentary titled, “Bodyshockers: My Piercing Hell,” after the procedure and said this about the experience:

“I was impressed as I didn’t think they were going to be that deep, it’s mixed feelings. Once it has healed, I know I will love it.”

After surgery, Cherelle’s face looked rather deformed but two weeks into the healing process, she told Daily Mail the holes became less distinct. Now her new dimples appear only when she smiles. In an interview with Mirror TV, Cherelle told reporters she received hate messages for participating in the procedure because believed she wanted to look like her white celebrity dimple inspiration. She stated:

“Without going into too much detail (for fear of further backlash) I did not want to look like Cheryl Cole or Lauren London, that will never happen and I don’t idolise them. I wanted to do it because I hated my smile previously – I thought it just looked odd. So I avoided smiling in photos. I literally feel as if I’ve been pin pointed when all I did is something to make me feel happier with my new body, it might sound ridiculous but I didn’t hurt anybody to receive the treatment I did.”

Here’s a picture of Cherelle after she fully healed. What do you think?

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Check out a video of her surgery, below.

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