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The Numbers Behind an Attractive Face

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • A face that has the ‘golden ratio’ is one of the secrets to seduction, and it is this ratio that always proves to be issue popular issue in the field of cosmetic surgery.
  • The facial proportions of those who are considered to be most beautiful must have a ratio of 1:1.618 for the following measurements: the distance from the chin to the center of the mouth, the center of the mouth to the center of the eyes, the chin to bottom of the nose, as well as the distance from the bottom of the nose to the forehead.
  • There are currently many methods available by which to alter facial proportions, such as filler injections, muscle size reduction injections, laser facial modifications, and cosmetic surgery. Each method may be chosen according to a person’s individual needs and preferences.

 

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

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.

Let’s develop our understanding of PHI (or 1.618), including where it can be found naturally, and where it is hidden within man-made structures:

  • When you divide the number of female bees in a hive by the number of male bees in the same hive, no matter where in the world that hive may be, the resulting number is PHI.
  • The pattern of petals to pollen in a sunflower, the eyes on a pineapple, and the shells of shellfish that consist of spirals all have diameter proportions equal to PHI when compared to the next line in the sequence.
  • In the field of marketing, it has been found that people tend to prefer rectangular cloth that has a 1:1.618 ratio of length to width. The logos of Apple, Toyota, National Geographic, Pepsi and Google all contain the ratio 1:1.618 hidden within them.
  • A huge number of architectural and artistic pieces all over the world have the 1:1.618 ration hidden within them, including the Parthenon in Athens and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

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.

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