Why Do People Have Back Dimples?

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Adam Yare answered
People have back dimples because they are born with them. They are actually a genetic mutation. However, there are some things that people do, which can increase their chances of back dimples appearing..
Why people have back dimples.
Back dimples are a hereditary condition that poses no special health risks - some people are simply born with a tendency to develop back dimples. Often, aging and weight gain may exacerbate the appearance of back dimples, making them seem more prominent. Some people enjoy having back dimples, and others wish they would just go away somehow. In certain cases, diet and exercise can make these distinctive puckers seem less noticeable.

These dimples are sometimes called by other names, such as Dimples of Venus, sacral dimples, or Pilonidal dimples. The dimples themselves are created by a person's individual bone structure, in relation to his or her specific muscle definition and body fat ratio. If there isn't much underlying muscle, a depression may occur, resulting in a back dimple. This type of occurrence can also happen on the chin, the cheeks, the buttocks, or other areas of the human body. Luckily, many people believe dimples are cute, and see them as "beauty marks", instead of disfiguring depressions on the surface of the epidermis. Reactions to back dimples are generally subjective, as beauty is truly "in the eye of the beholder".

If you have back dimples, it's best to embrace nature and enjoy these little physical quirks. Chances are, they were passed down to you as part of your own DNA, or genetic coding. It's quite common that your parents, siblings, and close relatives will also have back dimples that look very similar to your own. Change in diet and exercise may affect the depth of your dimples, but they will not eradicate them completely. Building up muscle under the skin will strengthen the support system under the top layer of the epidermis, giving a smoother result; however, if your bone structure results in back dimples that are quite prominent, changing your lifestyle won't make them disappear forever.
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Ryan Rugraff answered
I know what you are speaking of. The dimples on the back are actually due to muscle definition, tendons and lack of body fat. It is a small area where there is no support underneath (muscle/tendon) and so if the body fat is low enough the skin shows as a small depression in the small of the back. Dimples on the face are made by similar conjunction between bone structure, musculature of the face and mouth and the jaw shape.
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My back dimples show now that I'm in good shape. Don't know why anyone would want to get rid of them they're so sexy. All the women I meet love them and we men love them on women as well.
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Back dimples must have been around for as long as people have been around but there is a lot of hooplah about them lately... Likely because of fashion. Mom jeans don't reveal back dimples and now that most girls wear low rise jeans they are visiable... And getting attention.
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Back dimples are rare and its not just for skinny people of those who work out. Its one of those either you have them or you don't. I've had them 4 as long as I could remember and now I'm over 200 lbs and they still show. So I guess you have them cherish them and if not then oh well!
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I wouldn't worry about your back dimples too much. There doesn't seem to be any negative health repercussion to having them. And if anything, I thought dimples were meant to be considered cute?

Or does that only apply to cheek dimples?

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I have had my back dimples forever. My
sisters and my mum have them too, so it
might be genetic... I like my back dimples,
and wouldn't want to get rid of them.
They are rare, there is no way to get rid
of them. By the way I am 13 years old.
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I had never had them or maybe I just didnt notice them until a couple weeks ago. Have lost 25 pounds over the last year and am now 5'1" 125 lbs. They are faint but I think they are sexy as hell. My husband has always had them as well. Aside from him my very very fit best friend is the only other person I knew growing up who had them. I think they are sexy on men or women. Makes you look more fit. My husband is a bit overweight now but still has his. I love them and hope mine become more defined.
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I have back dimples and my sister said that when I grow older I am going to have a nice body so I think If you have back dimples you are lucky :)

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I also have back dimples and they are one of a kind I hope  they stay their forever. Plus my mom said they can cause a big booty when I get older that means some cute boys.

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Are you talking about those two dimples that really fit people get? If so, I can't understand why you want to get rid of them. I think they're v sexy.
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Kayla degrote
Kayla degrote commented
I think their so hot but why are they there?
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They're just indents where the skin is kind of floating across a piece of bone. Where most people manage to flesh those out, thinner people show them.
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Is it possible to have it?
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Not all thin people have them. That is false. I'm not thin, I'm pretty thick and I have them on my lower back and it is deeper than some 'thin' people
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They are nothing to do with more fit you are, some have them, some don't. I have them and I am a little overweight, but my friend has them as well and she's underweight. They may show up more when you lose weight, but you won't get rid of them.
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Notice only most skinny people have them, its when your muscles are well toned I think, unless you get fat, no they wont go away. :)   this actually makes you look fit! (notice most models have them) no worries I have them to :) apparently they look good if models have them
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I don't think so, my mom has em and their pretty deep. I think I have them to because as I loose more weight they become more and more visible. I think they hot and most guys would think that too.
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My sister and brother have back dimples and one of them is overwieght and the other is skinny so I don't think that matters they are both tall though I have no dimples and I'm short 5ft4 so I'm very envious of those dimples theyre very cute
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Back dimples are genetic. I'm 5'6", 15 years old and 75lbs and don't have them at all..I don't know  about correlation with face dimples, but face dimples are caused by one of the muscles in your cheeks being collapsed/not working properly. Back dimples are gorgeous though, on men and women. Be proud of em!
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Beth Bowen
Beth Bowen commented
You can't possibly weigh 75 pounds. The least amount a grown human can weigh with bones and skin and organs is around 90 pounds. So either you are lying or need to go to the hospital.
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I have back dimples but they don't really show that much
they just showed up a few weeks ago
I thought maybe it had to do with the fact that I just started working out but maybe I've had them for a while and I just noticed them haha I don't know

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