It’s important to be mindful of the golden ratio when achieving a natural look breast enhancement. But what is it?
Harley Street Consultant Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgeon Mr Allen Rezai explains the golden ratio in breast anatomy as a way of assessing the appearance of the breasts via a three-dimensional, frontal, lateral and vertical geometric view; based on the historically known golden or divine ratio, Phi (1/1.618). And as well as the mathematical calculations, for Mr Rezai; the Golden Ratio is all about creating breasts that are proportional to the rest of the body.
Creating proportion should be the main objective when it comes to achieving a 'natural look'
Phi (also known as the Golden Ratio) is a proportion that exists throughout nature and has been used by artists for millennia. It can be found in the great pyramids of Egypt, the spirals of flower, facial aesthetics and even the shape of the human breast.
There’s been various studies looking at what the most attractive breast shape is perceived to be; taking into account the ratio of the upper to lower pole of the breast, with the level of the nipple marked the dividing line between the upper and lower poles. These ratios include 35:65, 45:55, 50:50, and 55:45.
The breast ratio which is most often discussed in the media is 45:55, 45 percent of the breast would be above the nipple (upper pole) and 55 percent below the nipple (lower pole). However, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and despite the maths, Mr Allen Rezai is keen to clarify that it isn’t ideal to define beautiful and natural breasts 100% based on this ratio alone. As every individual is different in terms of anatomy, lifestyle and preference.
Achieving natural-looking breast enhancements is as much an art as it is a science
Mr Allen Rezai explains further, “The Golden Ratio for me is creating breasts that are in proportion with the rest of the body. The most attractive breast size and shape is one that complements a person’s figure, rather than under- or overwhelms it, and this has all to do with proportion.
With the “natural look” and the Golden Ratio in mind, I consider the patient’s height, weight, breast width, breast height and the distance that exists between the nipple and breast fold when planning their breast enhancement – as well as my patient’s preference in terms of upper and lower breast pole volume. These factors combined mean that I am able to determine the best breast implant type and size for the patient’s body, as well as the best surgical techniques to employ.
Creating a bespoke treatment plan based on above mentioned points provides natural and aesthetic long lasting results with few complications.
A detailed consultation and correct planning are key in achieving the best possible outcome for you.
The most attractive breast size and shape is one that complements a person’s figure, rather than under or overwhelms it, and this is all to do with proportion.
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