There have been numerous occasions when young men have recounted falling in love with a woman at first sight, without really knowing what it was that caused them to do so.
A popular theory speaks to the natural law that is hidden within our facial structure. It is called the ‘golden ratio’, and the theory states that whoever has a face which matches up with the proportions outlined in this theory will have a seductive aura about them that members of the opposite sex cannot resist.
The golden ratio is a way of scientifically measuring the harmonious natural beauty hidden within a person’s face. It was first discovered by Leonardo Fibonacci, an Italian mathematician who was particularly observant of everything going on around him, which led to him discovering the natural order found in the way tree branches grew, as well as within pine cones and pineapples. He also observed that there was a sequence within flowers – among other living things – meaning that their petals and pollen grew in a consistent 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89 pattern. Such a sequence could therefore be predicted by adding the initial two digits of the pattern as this would result in the next number of the sequence, i.e. 1 + 1 = 2, 1 + 2 = 3, 2 + 3 = 5, 3 + 5 = 8. Following on from that, he found that dividing the resulting number by the initial number would always bring you closer to 1.618 or PHI (the golden number). Artists and psychologists subsequently opined that wherever people found the golden ratio in occurrence, they would be sure to also find beauty.
In addition to these amazing spectacles, the facial features of people widely considered to be the most aesthetically pleasing tend to be in proportion to the 1:1.618 ratio, for instance, Mona Lisa and Angelina Jolie (a ratio of 1:1.618 with regard to distance from the chin to the center of the mouth, the center of the mouth to the center of the eyes, the chin to the bottom of the nose, as well as from the bottom of the nose to the forehead).
This ratio is highly revered among celebrities. When performing cosmetic facial surgeries and other facial modifications, doctors will always take a person’s facial symmetry into account. This will inform the medical team as to which areas require supplementing or reducing and what areas require other forms of modification. There are numerous forms of facial modifications currently available, including filler injections or muscle size reduction injections, the use of lasers to tighten and modify facial shape, and even cosmetic surgery, all of which can leave a patient looking as naturally beautiful as possible.
Finally, allow me to leave you with these temporary beautification applications to have and try different looks with.
M.D., Faculty of Medicine Rangsit University. , 2012