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I'm a Michigan-based Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been featured on Dr. 90210. The info here is my opinion alone and should not be taken as fact or as medical advice. I've not treated any of the celebrities presented here.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Formula for Perfect Breasts?

A British cosmetic surgeon has announced that he has developed a 'formula' for determining what he believes are the perfect breasts. He spent hours pouring over topless models to develop his theories. In his opinion, the celebrity with the most perfect breasts is Caprice, and the one with the worst breasts is Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice). According to the Daily Mail:

Mr Mallucci said: "These findings allowed me to form a template around which to plan a breast augmentation, and set a standard of aesthetics.
Obviously personal interpretation and expression has to be accounted for, but this has allowed me to develop a template that I have been using successfully for some time. The key aesthetic elements are nipple position and the proportion between the upper and lower halves of the breast, he said.
The ideal is a 45 to 55 per cent proportion - that is the nipple sits not at the half-way mark down the breast, but at about 45 per cent from the top..."

Mr. Malluci is not the first plastic surgeon who has attempted to simplify beauty into a mathematical formula. Dr. Steve Hoefflin is a plastic surgeon who developed a very complex mathematical equation for facial beauty, which he described in his book "The Beautiful Face." In it, he uses the 'angles' and 'highlights' of a face to develop a numerical score of beauty. It's extremely complicated, but definitely interesting.

Here's my take: I don't like the idea of distilling everything down to mathematics. While it seems that everything nowadays can be explained by math (such as why music sounds melodic), I believe that beauty is not something that needs to be completely explained in this way. When performing plastic surgery, I do use some of these mathematical formulas to help determine what will give my patient the best result, but there is definitely an element of 'using my eye' to it as well. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. (And I'm sure that David Beckham likes his wife's breasts!)

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


Dr. Rob Oliver Jr. said...


funny I wrote about this yesterday too.

I agree 100% with the math thing. Most such systems just don't translate well. In particular, I find the "rhinoplasty calculus" of formulae relating to nose geometry useless. Much like pool players lining up bank shots, we intuit much of these spatial relationships subconsiouly.

I found the methods of the surgeon in that article particularly flawed which I discuss on Plastic Surgery 101. Caprice as the best "natural appearing" breast? OMFG

Unknown said...

On any given day, I'd rather have my nipples pointing straight down south to the antarctic than to ever have breasts that look like Victoria Beckhams.

Are Caprice's breasts natural or augmented? They do seem quite nice if they are augmented.

Aud Rey said...

Maybe Caprice had a revision, but her breasts resembled Victoria Beckhams not too long ago.

Anonymous said...

can someone tell me what's the differences between breast argumentation and breast implants? yeah i know i'm stupid...

Anonymous said...'s augmentation.

Anonymous said...

Posh Spice has some of the worst examples of breast surgery ever seen on a celebrity. They look like to two coconut half-shells glued to her chest. Not sexy.

Angela Wesley Hardin said...

Ugh, I followed your link to Dr. Hoefflin's site and must say that I strongly dislike the before/after examples of women's faces on his site. They look, well, formulaic. They were not all unattractive before, and afterward they appear to have submitted to unnecessary changes that destroy their individuality. Imagine a world where every woman had this kind of surgery done--what a nightmare.

Anonymous said...

Posh Spice looks fake everywhere, not just those goofy looking breasts.