Scientists found a perfectly proportioned female face has full luscious lips, and women with a lower lip twice as big as the top are deemed the most attractive. But the findings also come with a warning for those looking to enhance their pout artificially.
They found that while the overall surface area of the lips was important, it was the ratio of top lip to bottom lip that most determined whether a woman’s mouth was seen as being attractive.
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It comes just a few days, however, after another study at the University of California, Irvine found on average models in Vogue over the past 50 years have had lower lips 47 per cent larger than the top lip.
Dr Brian Wong, a specialist in facial plastic surgery at the university, said women who do not have the ‘ideal’ lip ratio should not despair.
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He said: ‘Many attractive people do not have numerical measurements of attractiveness. In other words, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.’
The researchers hope their findings – published in journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery – will help plastic surgeons when advising clients about enhancements.