Barbie Back – Venus Dimples – What’s the deal?

Of all of the cosmetic surgeries available today, one of the most interesting to emerge might be a procedure that results in what is referred to as the “Barbie Back”. As ridiculous as it might sound the “Barbie Back” is becoming a sought after surgery due to the popularity of certain pinup types including Kim Kardashian, and perhaps made even more famous by the popular Barbie doll.

The “Barbie Back” also referred to as “Venus dimples”, describe a highly sculpted lower back that results in two dimples just above the buttocks on either side. The lower back, much like many other parts of the human body, has long been associated with the attractiveness of women. Many times, models are photographed with their backs facing the camera with a long arch in the back, highlighting the dimples just above the bottom.

While much of this is attributed to genetics, one may also be able to achieve “Venus dimples” through the use of exercise, pursuing low body fat percentages and spending time developing lower back muscles. These two factors are major contributors of the look.

Beyond superficial benefits, increased strength in the back can help to ease lower back pain and support healthy posture as well. So there are health benefits to the look if you are willing to put the work in.

If achieving Barbie back the old fashion way isn't your style, or you are looking for a speedier solution, there are plastic surgery based treatments that can get you there as well. Dr. Mike Comins, a London-based plastic surgeon, has developed a procedure called “Dimples En V” that will help sculpt the lower portion of the back, thus creating the “Barbie Back” that many women are now looking for. You can now buy your way to the look, imitating those made famous by Mrs. Kardashian and of course, Barbie.

The surgery comes at a price though, but even at £2,000, the price tag isn’t turning many women off who are interested in the look, Comins says.

Some women spend a significant amount of time comparing themselves to the images in the magazines, and it begs the question: Is beauty truly found within ourselves, or is it – as they say – in the eye of the beholder?