Maybe. A recent poll shows many people identify the perfect or ideal breast based on nipple positioning. Specifically, when shown a photo of four breast types, most people polled identified the breast with a 45:50 upper pole to lower pole ratio. This ratio means 45 percent of the breast is above the nipple and 55 percent of the breast is below the nipple. Breast augmentation reshapes your breasts to the size and overall appearance that makes you look and feel great.

Researchers used photographs of women with various breast sizes. Each woman had four different pictures, with three of them modified in Photoshop to change the upper pole to lower pole ratios. The ratios were: 35:65, 45:55, 50:50, and 50:45. Then, 1,315 people were asked to view the images and rank the attractiveness of the breasts. The respondents included both genders, various ethnicities, and 53 plastic surgeons. Here are some of the results:

  • Overall, the 45:55 ratio was rated as the most attractive across all the groups surveyed.
  • The 45:55 ratio was favored by 90 percent of the male respondents.
  • The 45:55 ratio was favored by 87 percent of women in their 30s.
  • The 45:55 ratio was preferred by 94 percent of the plastic surgeons.
  • The 50:50 ratio was the second most preferred, though not very closely.

The majority of people preferred the more natural 45:55 ratio to the fuller 50:50 ratio. This finding seems to indicate that men and women alike may prefer more natural breasts with gently sloping upper fullness to fuller breasts.

Ultimately, breast augmentation should achieve the breast size, shape and fullness that will make you feel the most confident about your body.

If you live in or around San Francisco and are interested in breast augmentation, please contact Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Liu.

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