Plastic surgeons today still consult Leonardo DeVinci’s ‘Vitruvian Manguid’ as a guide for determining ideal human proportions, which was calculated over 500 years ago. Since Divinci’s time breast augmentation has been the long running, most popular plastic surgery procedure, but there has been no way of knowing how DeVinci would have defined the perfect breast size and proportion; until recently.
A group of surgeons in London decided to apply DeVinci’s perfect proportion theory to breasts, in order to determine the aesthetic ideal for female breasts. To do so, surgeons analyzed and measured the breast dimensions of a hundred topless models to see what characteristics turned out to be the most common. What they found out is that proportion is the most important factor for determining the perfect size breast for your body, not cup size. Of the women measured, the most shared set of proportions included 45% of the breast above the nipple, 55% below the nipple, and nipples at an upward angle of 20 degrees. The article goes on to explain what this knowledge may mean for the future of breast augmentations and how it may be able to improve the level of patient satisfaction.