Facial Beauty and the Golden Ratio

golden-ratioBeauty is in the eye of the ratio.

It sounds odd to say that, but apparently, that statement rings true. For thousands of years, many artists had used the golden ratio in their paintings to achieve the perfect balance and beauty. Classic examples of these are Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” and the “Mona Lisa.”

Thousands of years later, scientists have embraced this mathematical formula to help prove why there are individuals who are considered beautiful.

What is the Golden Ratio?

Also known as the “divine proportion”, the golden ratio is a special value that is rounded off to 1.618. This number is used to describe symmetrical relationship between two proportions.

In cosmetic medicine, the golden ratio is used as a guide to help plastic surgeons determine symmetry of the face to create natural-looking results. The Golden ratio is also used to measure a person’s beauty, scaling attractiveness on a scale from one to 10, where 10 is the highest.

How is the Golden Ratio Measured on a Person’s Face?

There are mobile apps that can be used to analyze a person’s beauty based on measurements. However, one of the techniques to get accurate measurement is to manually measure your face.

If you want to determine the ratio of your face, a trip to Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj’s practice in New York, New York will reveal your face’s exact ratio.

First, he will measure your face’s length and width. He will then divide the length by the width. The result will be close to the golden ratio. A person’s face is considered beautiful when it is one and one-half times longer than the face’s width.

The next areas he will measure in the face are the spaces between the forehead hairline and the area between the eyes, between the eyes down to the nose’s bottom, and between the nose’s bottom down to the chin. If the results in those segments are equal, then the face is considered beautiful.

Lastly, Dr. Slupchynskyj will measure your facial features, like the nose, ears and eyes to determine their symmetry. The ideal face is one that has the length of an ear that’s proportionate to the nose’s length, and the eye’s width is proportionate to the distance between the two eyes.

Most individuals get a score between four and six. And while there are people who scored higher than seven, no one has scored a 10 yet.

To learn more about your face’s golden ratio and how to gain symmetry and proportion, consult with Dr. Slupchynskyj at the Aesthetic Institute of New York and New Jersey today.