The Science of Beauty By Hadi Rassael on August 20, 2013

The science of beauty and physical attraction has been studied for years. It has been proven an individual’s symmetry has quite a bit to do with how others perceive them, and how they are rated on the attractive scale.

Victor Johnston of New Mexico State University performed a study where he’d show pictures to subjects and has them rate each photo from 1 to 9 based on level of attractiveness. Once the less attractive photos are weeded out, the attractive leftovers are then merged together. Out of the highest rated in beauty, a perfect 10 is chosen. Each time the features of the person in the photo had the most symmetrical features.

During a study at the University of Louisville, Caucasians, Latinos and Asians from 13 different countries were asked to choose the photos of the most attractive people. They also chose those whose faces were the most symmetrical of the bunch. While different countries have a variety of traits they look for in a mate, the standard of beauty seems to be rooted in facial symmetry for various cultures as well as in the animal kingdom.

The theory behind a preference for symmetry is that it is a sign of a stronger immune system and better genes. Those that are considered beautiful have a higher mating value and are also viewed in society as friendlier, more successful and more popular.

Not everyone can be born with symmetrical features however advances in cosmetic surgery have made it possible to reconstruct any part of your face that you are dissatisfied with.

Made from biocompatible materials, facial implants can enhance your faces entire structure. Disproportionate or undefined features can now be modified to your liking, drastically improving your self-confidence and the way others perceive you.

With facial implant surgery you can define your face; proportion, balance and facial contour can be brought to your appearance. The cheekbones, jaw and chin are the most popular areas people receive facial implants, but any portion of the face can be augmented.

There are various ways to create symmetry in your face. During your consultation, your surgeon will explain what you need in order to correct any area that is contributing to facial imbalance.  Facial implant procedures can be performed alone or with other facial procedures, like ear or nose surgeries if they are also desired.

As long as you are in generally good health and you’re of the age where your head and skull have reached physical maturity, you could be a candidate for facial implants. With the right doctor and specific goals in mind, beautiful and long-lasting results will be achieved.

Dr. Hadi Michael Rassael provides exceptional body and facial surgery at Millennium Medical Spa located in the Washington, DC area. Dr. Rassael is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and is extensively involved with personal education in the latest surgical techniques. Dr. Rassael offers various reconstructive facial services. Schedule a consultation to discover what options are available to achieve the results you desire.   









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