Cosmetic Surgery Ground Rule: The Equation of Beauty


Do you believe that everything in this world is run by numbers, from time, great structures and even beauty? Although many would say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder or that beauty is relative, many would also claim that beauty can be defined by a concise measurement.

Some may raise their eyebrows on the idea that beauty is defined by centimeters. It’s not really the most flattering way to describe something to behold. But during the European renaissance period where art dominates the culture, numerical measurement helps artists map out a person’s face to perfect their masterpieces. So you see facial proportion is what they consider to be real beauty.

I guess this is where cosmetic surgeries spring out. The desire to have a nose that forms perfectly in relation to the chin, a lip that pouts just right or cheeks that are plumped to the right proportion to the entire face is everybody’s dream.

Dr. Kendra Schmid, who is an assistant professor in biostatics developed a way to determine the right facial measurement that would warrant as the perfect beauty. To determine the facial sex appeal in each person he used the golden rule and 29 other measurements. They say that this measurement particularly determines a gorgeous face from the average. And there is one word that best describes it, and that is symmetry.

Dr. Schmid says that the so-called golden ratio shows that the ratio of length to the width of the face is 1.6. This means that to be “beautiful” the face should be 1 ½ longer than its width. This makes for a good proportion that warrants a face to be symmetrical.

Another way to call the golden ratio is the divine proportion. In fact the great Leonardo da Vinci illustrated this in his Man in a circle masterpiece. You see, even science can attest that you our body naturally has symmetry. For instance the length of each finger bone is 1.618 of its preceding finger bone or the belly button to the bottom of the feet also measures 1.618, and so many others.

Another way that Dr. Schmid determines symmetry or beauty is by measuring three facial segments. The first is from the hairline at the forehead to the spot between the eyes, second is the area between the eyes to the bottom of the nose, and lastly from the bottom of the nose to the bottom of the chin. If all these three areas are equal, then that face can be considered beautiful. So in plastic surgery, if a surgeon is able to give that facial proportion by successfully shaping a nose or chiseling a chin then we can say that he is able to understand aesthetics pretty well.

Then lastly, in order to determine the right equation of beauty, the length of the ear should equal the length of the nose and the width of an eye should equal the distance between both eyes. When all these areas fall into the right proportion, is when a face can be considered perfect. So when a cosmetic surgeon lifts the face too much this can affect the total balance and attractiveness of the face.

So if you really want to enhance yourself with cosmetic surgery by improving and not by overdone procedures, make sure that you find the right and best cosmetic surgeon who can do it. Face and body symmetry makes a person more attractive to the opposite sex, and mind you, this is true across cultures. So be very careful in choosing your surgeon if you want to attain, regain or maintain that symmetry and beauty.