Female Beauty Through Art

Plastic surgery beauty

The concept of a beautiful female face is one that has surprisingly changed little over the years—at least, the beauty that artists have considered and bothered to put down on paper and canvas hasn’t changed much.
The accompanying YouTube video at the bottom of this post is an amazing example of this particular phenomenon.

There are specific points to consider that we as humans believe constitute facial beauty. Specific relations between the different parts of the face are important. When these are in facial harmony, we pronounce the bearer beautiful. When these relations are disturbed by our particular genetics (such as your grandfather’s big nose coming down to you), by trauma or surgery (disfiguring cancer surgery, for example) or by the aging process,  where skin and muscle sags and distances between the facial structures change and usually elongate, we become… less beautiful.

Eye and lip relationship

Relationships between the nose and the rest of the face

facial proportions

facial proportions


beauty relationships

Key relationships our brains seem to be hardwired to perceive as being beautiful include:
– Width of the nose to the width of the face; hence rhinoplasty or nose surgery, which can correct a wide nose
– Height of the nose to the length of the nose; another relationship that rhinoplasty can correct by shortening the nose or decreasing its height
– Length of the nose to the length of the lower third of face and chin ( 1: 1.618); a long nose may give the appearance of a weak chin; likewise, a large chin can make the nose seem smaller
– Width of the nose to the width of the eyes
– Separation between eyes and the width of the eyes; there is little that can be done easily to change this relationship
– Relations between the three parts of the face: upper face, mid face and lower face
– Width of the eyes and width of the lips (1:1.618)
– Width of the nose to the lips (1: 1.618)

Facial cosmetic plastic surgery is based on an understanding of these relationships and an attempt to recreate or actually form these relations where they did not exist before. The ratio that seems to come up again and again between facial structures that cause beauty is the Golden Mean or Fibonacci ratio of 1:1.618. Something in our brains likes that ratio of material things to each other, and it is perhaps our brain that is truly the thing of beauty.

Now see this visually represented by following this link to a video about female beauty! Oh, and by the way, the same holds for male beauty!