Dr Maryam Zamani as featured in Raconteur

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The precise formula for a beautiful face

Leading plastic surgeons believe a mathematical ratio, dating back 2,500 years, is the solution to creating facial beauty and use the ancient formula to help achieve their patients’ sought-after outcomes.

This may sound strange, particularly if you believe that human beauty is entirely individual and subjective. But that’s not quite true, says Dr Lapa. “There are certain universally accepted features of female beauty, such as high cheekbones, petite nose, good skin and full lips. However, the science of beauty is much more complex. We may be unaware of it, but subconsciously we judge beauty by facial symmetry and proportion – and not just the features of the face,” she says.

“The ‘phi mask’ has been used to create a clinical assessment tool to determine attractiveness and the result looks quite a lot like Angelina Jolie”

Dr Maryam Zamani, London-based aesthetic doctor and oculoplastic surgeon, agrees. “Cross- cultural research has illustrated that no matter ethnicity or race, our perception of beauty is based on the ratio proportions of 1.618. As the face comes closer to this ratio, it becomes perceptibly more beautiful.”

“For example, the ideal ratio of the top of the head to the chin versus the width of the head should be 1.618,” says Dr Zamani.

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