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Yes, People Are Actually Getting 'Lower Back Dimples' Plastic Surgery

The procedure is now available in Australia.

06/03/2017 1:48 PM AEDT | Updated 06/03/2017 1:50 PM AEDT
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See those two faint divots on either side of the lower back? We're talking about those.

Because someone somewhere declared 2017 to be the year of crazy, people are now getting lower back dimple plastic surgery.

You know those small round divots at the base of some people's back, before the bottom cheeks start? People are paying money to have them 'made' if they were born without.

Often referred to 'Venus' dimples, who was the Roman goddess of beauty, the two little round inverted areas are actually the result of a person's bone and ligament structure, and it's thought they are hereditary.

Turns out people think they are sexy and so, the plastic surgery industry decided to create a way for dimple-free people to get in on the action.

The surgery is currently building momentum in the U.K and now it's available in Australia.

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Gives whole new meaning to the term 'cheek dimples'.

"The procedure is performed under either local anesthetic and sedation, also known as twilight, or general anesthetic, depending on patient's comfort and wishes,"Plastic Surgeon Jack Zoumaras told The Huffington Post Australia.

Zoumaras noted the rising trend and has just added the surgery to his list of available procedures in his clinic.

"A 5mm incision is made to access fat, then the fat is removed by liposuction in a circular pattern. After that the skin is tethered to deep tissue by suture to create a dimple."

Adding two small disc-like spots to your lower back will set you back between $3,000-$4,000. It is considered a low risk procedure.

"As with all surgery there are risks involving bleeding, infection and wound breakdown, but it is relatively safe and has a low side effect profile. The patient may go back to social activities after two days."

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'Back dimples' even has it's own hashtag on Instagram

Zoumaras himself thinks it's going a bit far, but plastic surgery is an individual thing, so who are we to judge?

"I think it is a bit extreme. I do get some patients requesting cheek and chin dimples, but I'm yet to have someone request back dimples," Zoumaras said.


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