Proportions May Be The Key To A Beautiful Face

BY LISA WILLIAMS

Researchers at Marquardt Beauty Analysis have made “the perfect face” via computer graphics, and it looks a lot like a mix of Kim Tae Hee and Red Velvet‘s Irene.

According to Marquardt Beauty Analysis, researchers have been able to create a mask with facial characteristics considered to be universally beautiful.

“With the use of mathematics, computers and massive data bases of “attractive” faces, we have been able to quantify facial attractiveness in a consistent mathematical computer model in both the repose and smiling expressions in front and side views.”

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What has mathematics got to do with beauty? Actually, a lot. Physical attraction depends on ratio, and in particular symmetry.

Our attraction to another person’s body increases if that body is symmetrical and in proportion. Scientists believe that we perceive proportional bodies to be more healthy. This is suggested in the following famous drawing by da Vinci showing an idealized human body within a square and a circle. Likewise, if a face is in proportion, we are more likely to notice it and find it beautiful.

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The Vitruvian man represents ideal body proportions and hence beauty

 

One Korean decided to apply Asian features through computer graphics on top of the mask layout. Lo and behold, the scientifically Generated “Perfect Face” Looks Like A Korean Celebrity. The results of the “perfect Asian face” appeared to be a combination of Kim Tae Hee’s and Irene’s facial features.

The “perfect face” has an egg-shaped head, big bright eyes, a narrow and sharp nose, and medium-sized lips.

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The Perfect Asian female face generated by computerized imaging based on ideal facial proportions

According to Dr Low Chai Ling, founder of SW1 Clinic, why the idea of ideal facial proportions are important is because this can help aesthetic doctors enhance your face to your maximal beauty potential, as long as they can help bring your facial proportions closer to the ideal ratios.

Of course, there is no such thing as a ‘ideal’ face. But studies have shown that as long as the proportions are slightly closer to the ideal ratios, you can look much more attractive. In fact, some of the changes can be so subtle that they may not look like you have altered any part of your face at all.

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CHIN

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A proportionate chin is integral to the overall attractiveness of the face

The chin is  an integral of facial beauty. Unfortunately, this area is often overlooked or dismissed as unimportant. A chin that is too short or receded will often make the upper face look large and wide, and the jawline square and blunted. Augmenting the chin area to ensure the chin is a gentle slope defines not only the profile of the face, but gives an appearance of a more youthful visage. According to Dr Low, chin enhancement can be easily achieved with dermal fillers such as Perlane or SubQ. These fillers have good structural integrity that can deliver optimal results.

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NOSE

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A beautiful nose has its set of ratios and angles.

The nose is one of the first part of the face to capture one’s attention as it sits squarely in the center of the face. Having a high nose bridge can make the nose appear less broad, improving the overall proportions of the face. Doctors we spoke to say that besides surgical rhinoplasty, there are two non-surgical ways to bring forth the beauty of the nose— nose fillers and nose thread lifts. Nose fillers tend to be better for noses that may have a hump or a bump that needs smoothening out, while nose thread lifts are perfect for individuals seeking a more defined nose bridge.

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LIPS

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Proportionate lips can make or break your looks

Lips have been making a comeback ever since celebrities like Kylie Jenner showed the world how lip enhancement can make or break one’s looks. Gone are the days where lip fillers were associated with big lips, now lip fillers are used to shape the lips, benefiting not only people with thin lips but also unattractive or disproportionate lips. Even lips have a golden ratio which is most ideal with the top to bottom lip ratio being 1: 1.618. therefore using lip fillers to bring the top and bottom lip to a more ideal ratio can greatly make a difference to how attractive the world sees your lips (and you).

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