Posted April 23, 2018 in Plastic Surgery in the News
The iconic Barbie® doll has been a symbol of beauty and fashion throughout the decades as well as one of the most in-demand toys in history. Just as the standards and preferences of beauty have changed over the years, so has the appearance of Barbie®.
For years, the iconic blue-eyed, blonde-haired figure has undergone many physical changes to keep up with the latest trends. Most noticeably is the transformation of the doll’s facial appearance, which has likely played a role in shaping society’s idea of female beauty.
Changes Over the Years
With each passing year, ideas and preconceptions on the definition of beauty are constantly evolving. Even Barbie®—who has worked as a supermodel, movie actress, and makeup artist—may have needed a little help keeping up with the times.
From the 1960s to now, most of the changes we have seen in Barbie® are focused on the eyes, nose, chin, cheeks, and lips. The changes Barbie® may have made through the years can help provide some inspiration when it comes to achieving your idea of beauty. Here are a few of the procedures that could have helped Barbie® attain the changes we have seen.
1980: Eyelid Lift Surgery
In 1980, we can see that Barbie® had some significant changes to her eye area. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift surgery, can help achieve the same changes by removing excess skin and fat bulges on the lower and upper eyelids that cause eyes to appear slightly droopy. If Barbie® had this surgery performed, she would have also experienced improved vision in addition to a more bright-eyed appearance.
1988: Nose Surgery
In the late 80s, we can see that Barbie® had some significant changes to her nasal area. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is a procedure that can produce results similar to the changes we see in Barbie®’s new, balanced facial appearance.
1994: Lip Augmentation
The mid-90s were also a big time for Barbie®, as we see a noticeable difference in her lips. She appears to have gone from small, thin lips to full, voluptuous ones. Lip augmentation can produce results similar to Barbie®’s new lips by providing more shape and volume.
2011: Cheek Augmentation
One of the major changes that Barbie® went through in the 21st century was being given more defined cheeks that are full of volume. Cheek augmentation can provide results that mirror the changes Barbie® has received by lifting the face and providing a more youthful aesthetic.
2015: Jaw and Chin Surgery
A few years ago, in 2015, Barbie® saw a major improvement in her jawline and chin. It is possible to achieve the same type of improvement through mentoplasty, or chin surgery. By enhancing the chin structure, you can correct the shape of the jaw and create a more refined facial appearance, just as Barbie® did.
If you are interested in learning more about any of the preceding procedures, or if you would like to get started on achieving some of the changes that Barbie® has been given, feel free to give our office a call at 818-501-3223 to set up a consultation.