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Facial Beauty and Balance

Written by Dr. Julian De Silva

Why is symmetry important?
In artist portraits from Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gough to William Hogarth, facial symmetry and the proportions of the face, play a key role in natural beauty. According to recent scientific research, symmetry represents the concept of proportionality. In this context, averageness means lacking distinct or dramatic features. By some people being “more average” than others, they become more attractive.

Da Vinci, figure

Why is attractiveness an important evolutionary advantage?
It appears that most people, no matter their ethnicity, are hard-wired to be attracted to faced that are both proportional and average. The reason for this attraction is that a well proportioned and symmetrical face is associated with a potential mate who has better ability to fight off diseases and who would “pass on this fitness advantage to future offspring.” People with stronger features and asymmetry, including those in the prime of their reproductive years, are less attractive as they believed to have poorer genes and health. Science has shown us that attractive faces activate reward centers in the brain, they motivate sexual behavior and the development of friendships and they elicit positive personality attributions.

Is there any scientific evidence to back up symmetry?

People are attracted to faces regarded as both beautiful and handsome with a good genetic profile based on scientific principles. Researchers have identified a direct correlation between “attractive” faces and the diversity in those individual’s genetic makeup, their Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC). A MHC is one of the principal determinants in a person’s tissue type. Tissue type plays an important role in the immune system and diversity may be a predictor of reproductive success. Researchers have combined photos of multiple people and found the composite blended image, with smoothed out features and reduced irregularities to be more attractive.

Characteristics of the different sexes?
Characteristics of attraction can be common to both men and women such as symmetry. Sexual dimorphism, defines the physical differences between males and females of the species, and accounts for the characteristics that make men masculine and women feminine. In woman, large eyes, small chins, high cheekbones, and larger lips are attractive features that imply health and fertility. In men, pronounced brows, thin lips, and strong chins make a person more attractive. However all of these features are within the limits of attractiveness, a very prominent chin such as Jay Leno, may then result in facial in-balance and reduced attractiveness.
These physical facial features which many artists, producers and marketers have exploited over years to create the archetypical leading men and women in advertising and media.

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Can any facial proportions be used to evaluate facial beauty?
The Rule of Thirds. Leonardo da Vinci’s facial thirds extend from the hairline to the glabella line (eyebrows), the brow to the base of the nose, and the base of the nose to the chin. In a well-proportioned and attractive face the resulting thirds are equal.

The Rule of Fifths
Vertical lines drawn at the outside and inside corners of the eyes, and at the outside of both ears results in the face being vertically divided into fifths. In a well-proportioned and attractive face the resulting fifths are equal.

The Golden Ratio Face

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A Californian surgeon theorized that humans have imprinted in its genetic code an archetypical image of what its fellow people should look like. The closer a person comes to matching that subconscious ideal of attractiveness, the more positive emotional response will be engendered in the viewer. Using this research led to a human archetype can be mapped mathematically put forward his controversial Facial Mask based on the Golden Ratio (1:1.62). Since the 16th century, many artists and architects have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio, believing this proportion to be aesthetically natural and beautiful. The Golden Decagon Matrix, a two-dimensional figure, correlates with the shape of B-DNA , the most common form of DNA found in nature. Within the shape of the Golden Decagon Matrix, forty-two secondary golden decagon matrices, each smaller than the Primary by a multiple of the Golden Ratio. These have been overlaid on the human face, and when the extra lines removed, the resulting image gives rise to a Mask, composed of line segments and shapes that relate to each other through the Golden or Divine Proportion (1:1.62). The Golden Ratio Mask has been superimposed onto photographs of people regarded as the top models, most beautiful women and handsome men.

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Limitations of Facial Proportions and Modeling.
Critics of the proportional rules of Thirds and Fifths, and The Golden Ratio Mask highlight a bias towards European Caucasian Faces and that there is no absolute universal mask for beauty as some faces regarded as attractive do not fit the mask. Brad Pitt, is considered to by many a handsome man, has characteristics that include a prominent jaw and lengthened chin that fall outside the parameters the Golden Ratio Mask.

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Facial Expressions in attractiveness
Woman’s beauty is often enhanced by facial movement and adds to attractiveness. Men, often have less expression on facial movement and rely more on their physical traits such as prominent jaw.

Symmetry and proportion are more attractive than distinct or stand-out features, demonstrated by caricatures. Variations from the perceived norm can be attractive, as long as the variations fall along the lines of femininity in women and masculinity in men.

What are the keys to facial beauty?
We know from a number of scientific studies that facial beauty can be principally defined by several fundamentals.

The first is a preference for averageness and symmetry, i.e. the proximity to a spatially average face for a population.

The second is a preference for sexual dimorphism, i.e., for feminine traits in female faces and masculine traits in male faces.

The third is a preference for youth and an absence of features of facial ageing

The forth is a combination of expression and facial features that characterize a person e.g. shyness, competitiveness, demur.

Mask Grace Kelly - Golden Ratio

Why are these keys to facial beauty important in cosmetic surgery?
Any cosmetic procedure changes your facial balance, proportions, and facial characteristics that favour masculine and female traits, all the elements that are key to facial beauty. Dr. De Silva recognizes the different components and features that make a face beautiful or handsome and may recommend a procedure that will give a great result. Commonly patients seeking rhinoplasty (nose re-shaping) may not be aware that on side profile they have a small chin. A small chin may become more prominent once the nose is complementary to the person’s face. Dr. De Silva advises his patients on conservative measures to give them the best possible result they are looking for.

Application of the Golden Ratio to Celebrity Faces

Johnny Depp’s estranged wife Amber Heard has the most beautiful face in the world, according to the latest scientific facial mapping research that incorporated the ancient Greek beauty ratio Phi.
Computer mapping technology then created a picture of the most perfect female face taken from Amber Heard’s nose, Kim Kardashian’s eyebrows, Scarlett Johansson’s eyes, Rihanna’s face shape, Emily Ratajkowski’s lips and Kate Moss’ forehead.
The ancient Greeks claimed there was a ‘Golden Ratio’ for physical perfection and actress Amber Heard’s face is as close to that ratio as any woman in the world, according to the study. Her face was found to be 91.85% accurate to the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty

The 30-year-old actress from Texas was tested with the latest facial mapping techniques by Harley Street surgeon Dr Julian De Silva who found her features to be the closest to the Golden Ratio of beauty. Her eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw, and facial shape were measured and 12 key marker points were analysed and found to be 91.85% of the Greek ratio of Phi which is 1.618.
Pictures of the world’s biggest stars were analysed and Amber Heard came top, Kim Kardashian came second with 91.39%, Kate Moss third with 91.06%, Blurred Lines model Emily Ratajkowski fourth with 90.8%, and Kendall Jenner was fifth with 90.18% accuracy of her features to the beauty ratio Phi.
The Greeks discovered that the ratio occurs everywhere in nature and for thousands of years it has been thought to hold the secret formula of the world’s most beautiful faces.
Dr De Silva pinpointed which celebrity had the most beautiful nose, eyes, eyebrows, chin, lips, forehead, and face shape. And these were the results:

  • Nose – Amber Heard 99.7%
  • Eyes – Scarlett Johansson 97.25%
  • Lips – Emily Ratajkowski 96.7%
  • Eyebrows – Kim Kardashian 94.85%
  • Chin – Amber Heard 99.6%
  • Forehead – Kate Moss 98.8%
  • Face Shape – Rihanna 91%

From those results and using computer-mapping software he was able to create an image of what their combined face would look like – and the end result was stunning.

Dr De Silva, who runs The Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in London, said: “We have devised a brand new computer mapping technique which can calculate how to make subtle improvements to facial shapes. With this ground-breaking technology, we have solved some of the mysteries of what it is that makes someone physically beautiful.

“After we had created the software and the algorithms for the key marker points on the face I thought it would be a good idea to test the system on some of the most beautiful women in the world and see if we could prove with geometry and science exactly what it is that makes a beautiful face.

“The results were startling and showed several famous actresses and models have facial features that come close to the ancient Greek principles for physical perfection. Amber Heard had a near perfect ratio of nose dimension 99.7% and her chin was also almost perfect. Across the 12 key markers for nose, lips, eyes, forehead, chin and facial symmetry and shape Amber Heard had the highest combined score.”

Dr De Silva added: “The Phi ratio of 1.618 has long been thought to hold the secret for beauty, but now with the computer mapping we can calculate how it applies to real women.“

Here are the key findings of Dr De Silva’s research:

The Most Beautiful Face In the World

Taken from the average of the 12 key markers over the whole face including lips, nose, eyes, eyebrows, chin, forehead and facial shape.

Here are the top 10 female celebrities.

  1. Amber Heard 91.85%
  2. Kim Kardashian 91.39%
  3. Kate Moss 91.06%
  4. Emily Ratajkowski 90.8%
  5. Kendall Jenner 90.18%
  6. Helen Mirren 89.93%
  7. Scarlett Johansson 89.82%
  8. Selena Gomez 89.57%
  9. Marilyn Monroe 89.41%
  10. Jennifer Lawrence 89.24%

The Most Beautiful Nose in the World – Amber Heard 99.7%

To calculate the Phi ratio of the nose – measure the length of the nose from its widest point to the middle of the eyebrows, and divide that by the width of the nose at its widest point – if that equals 1.618 you have the perfect nose dimensions.

Here is the top five:

  1. Amber Heard 99.7%
  2. Marilyn Monroe 99.6%
  3. Emily Ratajkowski 99.56%
  4. Helen Mirren 98.2%
  5. Scarlett Johansson 97.1%

The Most Beautiful Eyes In The World – Scarlett Johansson 95.95%

The perfect spacing of the eyes is also a ratio of Phi. The distance between the eyes, divided by the length of the eye should equal 1.618.
Plus the positioning of the eyes in relation to the rest of the face is calculated. The distance from the nose to the edge of the eye, divided by the distance from the edge of the eye to the corner of the lips should equal 1.618.

  1. Scarlett Johansson 95.95%
  2. Rihanna 95.85%
  3. Marilyn Monroe 95.8%
  4. Kate Moss 95.75%
  5. Cara Delevingne 95.14%

The Most Beautiful Lips In the World – Emily Ratajkowski 96.7%

A very tight field for this area but Blurred Lines model Emily Ratajkowski just edged it with a phenomenal score of 96.7%.
The mapping of the lips came from three measurements.
1. Area – the area of the bottom lip divided by the area of top lip should equal 1.618
2 Length – the length of the lip end to end divided by the distance at the base of the nose = 1.618
3. Distance from Nose. Corner of lip to opposite corner of nose, divided by length of the base of the nose = 1.618
Angelina Jolie had the most perfect size of lips with 98% but positioning of the lip from the jawline wasn’t quite as harmonious as the others.

  1. Emily Ratajkowski 96.7%
  2. Marilyn Monroe 95.7%
  3. Kylie Jenner 95.02%
  4. Natalie Portman 94.3%
  5. Angelina Jolie 93.82%.

The Most Beautiful Eyebrows in the World – Kim Kardashian

There was only one likely winner of this. Kim Kardashian’s eyebrows are crafted to perfection – well 94.85% of perfection to be precise. There were two calculations performed – 1 Length of eyebrow from tip to tip divided by length from tip to arch, which if perfect should equal 1.618

And secondly the area from the eye to the eyebrow divided by the area of the eyebrow.

  1. Kim Kardashian 94.85%
  2. Selena Gomez 94.6%
  3. Amber Heard 89.8%
  4. Helen Mirren 88.7%
  5. Kate Moss 87.63%

The Most Beautiful Chin in the World -Amber Heard

Again Amber Head came out top, with an almost perfect score of 99.6% and Scarlett Johansson was a close second with 99.4%. The width of the chin just below the lip should be 1.618 times the length of the lip.

  1. Amber Heard 99.6%
  2. Scarlett Johansson 99.4%
  3. Angelina Jolie 98.1%
  4. Emily Ratajkowski 96.7%
  5. Rihanna 94.7%

The Most Beautiful Eyebrows in the World – Kim Kardashian

Findings from research completed at The Centre for Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

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The Most Beautiful Lips In the World – Emily Ratajkowski 96.7%

Findings from research completed at The Centre for Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

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The 3rd Most Beautiful Face In the World – Kate Moss 91.06%

Findings from research completed at The Centre for Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

Kate Moss- photos

The 5th Most Beautiful Woman In the World – Kendall Jenner 90.18%

Findings from research completed at The Centre for Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

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The Most Beautiful Face In the World – Amber Heard 91.85%

Findings from research completed at The Centre for Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

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Analysis of Beautiful Male Face

George Clooney has the most handsome face in the world, according to science

  • The 56-year-old actor was found to be 91.86% accurate to the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi – which measures physical perfection;
  • Bradley Cooper was second with 91.80%, Brad Pitt was third with 90.51% and Harry Styles was fourth with 89.63%;
  • The same formula found Ryan Gosling had the perfect nose, Harry Styles had the most beautiful eyes and chin and David Beckham had the most perfectly shaped face;
  • Computerised facial mapping techniques used for the measurements were developed by Harley Street facial cosmetic surgeon Dr Julian De Silva

The Most Beautiful Man’s Face In the World – George Clooney

Findings from research completed at The Centre for Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

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George Clooney has the world’s most handsome face, according to scientific theory.

The 56-year-old actor’s face was found to be 91.86% accurate to the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi – which for thousands of years was thought to hold the secret formula of perfection.
Using the theory, computer mapping technology also found Ryan Gosling had the perfect nose, Harry Styles had the most beautiful eyes and the best chin and David Beckham had the most perfectly shaped face.
Clooney, who last month became the father of twins Ella and Alexander with his lawyer wife Amal, was tested with the latest facial mapping techniques by Harley Street surgeon Dr Julian De Silva.
His eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw and facial shape were measured and came closest to the Greeks’ idea of perfection.
Bradley Cooper came second with 91.80%, Brad Pitt was third with 90.51%, One Direction singer and Dunkirk star Harry Styles was fourth with 89.63% and David Beckham was fifth with 88.96% accuracy of his features to the beauty ratio Phi.

Dr De Silva, who runs The Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic And Plastic Surgery in London, said: “George Clooney has been feted as the world’s most beautiful man for decades – and it is great that his status has now been proved by science.

“He has beautiful facial symmetry and gets closer than any other man to having what the Greeks considered the perfect face.
“George had a near perfect ratio of nose to lip dimension of 99.6% and his chin and eye spacing were almost perfect as well. Across the 12 key markers he had the highest combined score.
“These brand new computer mapping techniques allows us to solve some of the mysteries of what it is that makes someone physically beautiful.
“The Phi ratio of 1.618 has long been thought to hold the secret of beauty, and now with the computer mapping we can calculate exactly how it applies to men.”
The Golden Ratio was a mathematical equation devised by the Greeks in an attempt to measure beauty.
While the ratio can be applied to anything and was used by Leonardo Da Vinci for the perfect human male body in his famous work the Virtruvian Man.
The premise behind this is that the closer the ratios of a face or body are to the number 1.618, the more beautiful they become.

The world’s ten most handsome men – George Clooney 91.86%

Taken from the average of the 12 key markers over the whole face including lips, nose, eyes, eyebrow, chin, forehead and facial shape.

  1. George Clooney 91.86%
  2. Bradley Cooper 91.80%
  3. Brad Pitt 90.51%
  4. Harry Styles 89.63%
  5. David Beckham 88.96%
  6. Will Smith 88.88%
  7. Idris Elba 87.93%
  8. Ryan Gosling 87.48%
  9. Zayn Malik 86.5%
  10. Jamie Fox 85.46%

The world’s most handsome nose – Ryan Gosling 99.7%

To calculate the Phi ratio of the nose – measure the length of the nose from its widest point to the middle of the eyebrows, and divide that by the width of the nose at its widest point – if that equals 1.618 you have the perfect nose dimensions.

  1. Ryan Gosling 99.7%
  2. George Clooney 99.6%
  3. Prince William 89%
  4. Bradley Cooper 87.9%
  5. David Beckham 84.6%

The world’s most handsome eyes – Harry Styles 98.15%

The perfect spacing of the eyes is also a ratio of Phi. The distance between the eyes, divided by the length of the eye should equal 1.618.

  1. Harry Styles 98.15%
  2. Will Smith 97.75%
  3. Brad Pitt 97.75%
  4. George Clooney 94.8%
  5. Idris Elba 93.65%

The world’s most handsome chin – Harry Styles 99.7%

Again Harry Styles came out top, with an almost perfect score of 99.7% and actor Jamie Foxx was a close second with 98.7%. The width of the chin at the mid point where it goes in the most should be 1.618 times the length of the lip.

  1. Harry Styles 99.7%
  2. Jamie Foxx 98.7%
  3. David Beckham 98.6%
  4. Idris Elba 98.5%
  5. Ryan Gosling 97.4%

The world’s most perfectly shaped face – David Beckham

Face shape figures are calculated from measuring the three sections of the face – the forehead from hairline to top of the nose, the nose itself from top to base, and from the base of the nose to the bottom of the chin should all be of equal length to score a perfect 100%.

  1. David Beckham 96.4%
  2. Ryan Gosling 93.8%
  3. Brad Pitt 92.9%
  4. Bradley Cooper 92%
  5. Idris Elba 91.4%

The Easy Way to Calculate Your Own Phi Face Score

Take a picture of your face close up on your phone, don’t smile and look straight forward and have your hair off your face. Print out the picture on an A4 piece of paper.

Nose

Measure the length of the nose from its widest point at the nostril = Nose length.
Measure the width of the nose at its widest point = Nose width.
Divide the nose length by nose width = your nose ratio.
If bigger than 1.618 then divide 1.618 by your nose ratio
If smaller than 1.618 then divide your nose ratio by 1.618
That will give you your percentage score of Nose Phi score.

Eyebrows

Measure your eyebrow from the end nearest your nose to the arch in a straight line = Arch Length
Measure your eyebrow from the same end to the opposite tip in a straight line – Full Length
Divide the Full Length by the Arch Length = Eyebrow Ratio
If bigger than 1.618 then divide 1.618 by your Eyebrow ratio
If smaller than 1.618 then divide your Eyebrow ratio by 1.618
That will give you your percentage score of Eyebrow Phi score.

Lips

Measure the length of the lip from end to end = Lip Length
Divide Lip Length by Nose Width = 1.618 if perfect.
The distance from the corner of the lip to the opposite edge of the nose should also be equal to Base of Nose x 1.618.

The World’s most handsome Chin – Harry Styles 99.7%

Findings from research completed at The Centre for Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

Harry Styles - photos

The World’s 2nd most handsome Man – Bradley Cooper 91.80%

Findings from research completed at The Centre for Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

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What makes an Attractive Face Shape?

At the Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery we completed research on the characteristics of face shape and identified the seven most common shapes of face – why type are you?

‘Facebook Facelifts’ are on the rise as more women coveting the perfect ‘diamond-shaped’ face of screen beauty Megan Fox go under the knife to look good on social media, according to new research.

  • Megan Fox has the face shape most women desire with high cheekbones, slim face and narrow jawline and chin
  • Second most popular face shape is the oval shape of Rihanna which is typically one and a half times the width
  • Most popular male face shape is the Square shape of David Gandy or David Beckham
  • Pressure to look good on social media has sparked a 15% rise in face lifts – the original cosmetic procedure which is considered the most dramatic in combating ageing

Transformers star Megan, 31, has the face shape narrow forehead, high cheekbones, slim face and narrow jawline and chin.
The second most popular face shape is the oval shape of Rihanna where the length of the face is typically one and a half times the width.
The most popular male face shape is the square shape of David Beckham, 42, and model David Gandy, 37, with a straight jawline. Female stars with this shape include the Angelina Jolie, 42, and Keira Knightley, 32.
The pressure to look good on social media has sparked a 15% rise in face and necklifts – the cosmetic procedures which are considered to be the most effective in combating anti-ageing.
A third of female patients (31%) and almost a fifth of men (19%) have said the pressure to look good on social media has been a factor in them seeking surgery.
Picture filters, in particular, have driven this trend. Patients see how their appearances are improved by filters on their smart phones and deduce that surgery may be able to replicate this process in real-life.

Dr De Silva, from the Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Hammersmith, West London, said: “This is the most desirable face shape for a woman. It is incredibly feminine and elegant. Megan is one of the great screen beauties of her age and she has a symmetrically perfect diamond-shaped face. More women covet this shape than any other.”
Dr De Silva said the number of men and women seeking face and neck lifts had risen by almost a sixth in recent years.

He said: “Facebook Facelifts are definitely on the rise as social media creates new pressures on people to look good, particularly in their public profiles and the pictures they share with friends.
“Face and neck lifts are the original facial cosmetic surgical procedures and they probably have the most dramatic impact in combating anti-ageing and rejuvenating the appearance of the face.
“The TV presenter Anne Robinson is a great example of a patient who has benefited from facelift surgery.
“She has never made any secret of the fact that she has turned back the clock with facelifts. She is 72 now but she looks fantastic and has barely aged in the last 20 years.”
The average age at which women have cosmetic surgery has gone under 40 for the first time, according to research by Dr. De Silva.
Women are now going under the knife by 39 – down three years since 2012 when the previous average was 42.
The average age for male cosmetic surgery has gone down in the last five years – from 47 to 45, again due the pressure to look good on social media.
Dr De Silva said patients start seeking facelifts typically from their 40s onwards.
He said “Ageing starts to show in our late 20s with the development of fine wrinkles and lines and speeds up significantly from our mid 40s onwards.
“As middle age progresses, a loss of volume causes droopiness of the lower third of the face and people develop unsightly jowls (double chin), lose the smoothness of the jawline and suffer from loose skin in the neck.
“Some women suffer an acceleration of ageing through the menopause with more laxity of their skin, further loss of their jaw line and loose skin in the neck.
“A facelift and neck lifts the sagging of facial soft tissues and skin, corrects the loss of a sharply defined neck and lifts deep facial lines that have occurred as a consequence of facial droop.”

Dr De Silva has identified the seven most common face shapes and the stars who have that shape – and how some of those faces could be improved by surgery.

1 Diamond – Megan Fox

Narrow forehead and jawline with cheekbones at the widest point of the face.

Dr De Silva said: “This is the most desirable face shape for a woman. It is incredibly feminine and elegant. Megan is one of the great screen beauties of her age and she has a symmetrically perfect diamond-shaped face. More women covet this shape than any other.”

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2 Oval face – Rihanna

Forehead may be slightly wider than the chin, and the length of the face is about one and a half times the width.

Dr De Silva said: “Another beautifully elegant face shape that many women desire. Rihanna is a great example of a striking woman with a gorgeous oval face.”

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3 Heart-shaped face or inverted triangle – Scarlett Johansson and Reece Witherspoon

Wider forehead and cheekbones with a narrow jawline and chin.

Dr De Silva said: “Another highly desirable face shape that many women covet.”

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4 Square face – Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightly and David Beckham

Prominent jaw and square chin, with forehead and jawline roughly the same width.

Dr De Silva said: “Many people view this face shape as more attractive on men because the square jawline is considered more masculine.”

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5 Oblong (rectangle) or long face – Gisele Bundchen and Victoria Beckham

Dr De Silva said: “Having a long face has always been a negative when assessing female beauty but it did not stop Gisele Bundchen becoming the highest paid supermodel in the world. It shows that there is not a definitive template for beauty and some people just looking amazing even if their features do not immediately conform with conventional notions of beauty.”

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6 Round face – Duchess of Cambridge or Kate Moss

Prominent, rounded cheeks with equal width and length of the face. People with a round face tend to have chubby cheeks and the face’s width and length are almost equal.

Dr De Silva said: “Chubby cheeks look cute on a child but they are not so desirable in an adult. There are simple ways to reduce volume in the face to remedy the problem of chubby cheeks if a patient feels they are impacting on their appearance.”

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7 Pear (Trapezoid) – Kelly Osbourne or Minnie Driver

The jawline is wider than the forehead and the chin will be quite broad, too.

Dr De Silva said: “This is not a shape that is particularly desirable in a woman. There are lots of ways that patients can make their chin less prominent to improve the appearance of this face shape.”

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How Megan Barton Hanson transformed her Face?

“How Love Island star Megan Barton Hanson transformed herself from looking like a ‘young Deirdre Barlow from Coronation Street’ to a blonde bombshell model in a £40,000 make-over”
“It is money very well spent – Megan looks incredible. Love Island is essentially a beauty contest – she never would have got on the show without the work.”

At The Centre for Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery, on of Britain’s leading facial cosmetic surgeons has described how Love Island star Megan Barton Hanson has transformed herself from looking like a ‘a young Deirdre Barlow from Coronation Street’ to a blonde bombshell model in a £40,000 make-over.

Harley Street’s Dr Julian De Silva has detailed the nine procedures the 24-year-old has undergone since being a teenager to completely overhaul her appearance.

“I am often critical of the cosmetic work which stars of reality shows have which can look unnatural and doesn’t chime with their other facial features.That is not the case with Megan who has clearly gone to some highly skilled professionals for her work.
She looks like a completely different woman and all the better for it. She has had the surgery at a relatively young age, being only 24, but that means she will reap the benefits for longer.”
“Megan will no doubt get criticism on social media for resorting to cosmetic surgery but what objective person is not going to say that she looks fantastic and far better than she did before.”
Dr De Silva, from the Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in London, detailed the key changes to her appearance which have transformed Megan’s looks including:

  • Cheeks – “It looks like dermal fillers have made her cheekbones more lifted and defined and made her jaw-line angular.
  • Chin reshaping with surgery or fillers – “If you look carefully you can see the whole shape of her face has changed. She has gone from having a rectangular, square-shaped face to a much more heart-shaped face like Scarlett Johansson. This in part because more volume has been added to the chin either through implants or fillers.”
  • Ears pinned back (termed Otoplasty) – “It’s known that Megan had her ears pinned back while still a teenager at school. This is a fairly straight-forward procedure which can make such a difference to a person’s appearance.”
  • Rhinoplasty/septoplasty (nose reshaping): Her nose is more narrow and feminine and the tip is lifted. There is a gentle curve which is much more feminine. As the nose has been made smaller, she may also have had septoplasty to ensure her breathing is not adversely affected.
  • Lip augmentation – “They are much more voluptuous now and the ridge of the lips has been enhanced. She will be having hyaluronic acid injected every nine months or so. Her lips at the maximum of enlargement, although there is a fashion to have larger lips it can if over-done result in a “fake” appearance. At The Centre we believe in an artistic Natural appearance.
  • Skin treatments PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) or Hydrafacial – “Her skin has a real glow and this is probably because of advanced skin treatments like PRP, also known as the Vampire Facelift, where a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from the patient’s own blood is injected into the skin. It is fast way of regenerating the skin and is supported by science.”
  • Dental veneers – to improve the colour and shape of her teeth and smile.
  • Wrinkle injections can be used to soften lines with facial movement common areas are the forehead, glabellar (between brows), crows feet (at corner of eyes) and bunny lines (at top of nose).
  • Breast augmentation – “She has had a very tasteful breast augmentation, going up a few cup sizes and giving a better shape to her breasts.” £6,000.

Dr Silva added: “The total cost of the transformation would be around £40,000 – a fraction of what she will make through appearing on Love Island with all the work as a model she will get after the show is over.
“What is more important is her long-term well-being. She is fantastic advert for the benefits of cosmetic surgery and shows that if you find the right surgeon you can make fundamental changes to your appearance which make you look so much better.”
Dr De Silva’s analysis of Megan’s transformation is based on detailed analysis of pictures of the star taken over the last decade showing appreciable changes in her appearance and the confirmation of friends that she has gone under the knife.
Dr Silva has seen a 25% in bookings in the last two years, thanks in part to the pressure on people to look good on their social media feeds.
He said: “Lots of people are borrowing tricks used by the stars of reality TV like Love Island to make themselves look better on their social feeds. They filter their pictures and then realise that they can look like that for real with some cosmetic enhancements.”


The woman in Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece was found to be only 86.6 per cent accurate to the Golden Ratio – the Greeks’ interpretation of physical perfection

The golden ratio (pictured) was a mathematical equation devised by the Greeks in an attempt to measure beauty. The premise behind this is that the closer the ratios of a face, body or room are to the number 1.62, the more beautiful it becomes

The Birth Of Venus by Sandro Botticelli in the 1480s came second on 89 per cent – scoring highly for her chin, face shape and forehead

Pictured is a close-up of The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli with a close-up graphic of Beauty of Phi research. Dr De Silva said she had the lowest scores for her eyebrows and chin

Fifth place went to the reclining woman in the 1863 work Olympia by Edouard Manet with 85.4 per cent. She scored well for her lips and brow area

Dr De Silva said she scored well for her lips and brow area but does less well for her forehead and face shape

The Mona Lisa was beaten to first place in the beauty stakes by other well-known female portraits such as Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe (89.1 per cent) (pictured)

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