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Is there a consensus on the shape of a perfect breast? Recent medical studies suggest there may be ideal for shape and breast proportion. A surgeon from England at University College London evaluated over 100 women who were Page 3 models from the UK  to determine the ideal location of the nipple and areola on a woman’s breast.  Since these women have been featured in major magazines, it was determined that they represent the ideal shape desired by men and women. In the study, they found that the ideal position of the nipple was not in the middle of the breast itself, it was located at a position slightly above the center with 45% of the breast being above the nipple and 55% of the breast below. This gives the breast the traditional “teardrop” shaped often requested by many patients electing to undergo breast augmentation. With a nipple being slightly above the midline it gives the appearance of a more youthful breast, which is often sought by patients undergoing breast augmentation.

In San Diego, we frequently see patients requesting a breast augmentation procedure who wants to have a natural-appearing “teardrop” shape. The proportion described by the study also holds true for any size breast, whether that be a small a cup or larger D cup breasts. Additionally, this has been proven true in subsequent studies.

It is important for patients to keep in mind that despite a surgeon knowing the ideal shape of a breast, it does not mean that this can be achieved in every patient. Certain anatomic limitations exist in every patient and there are limits to augmentation surgery. Communication with your plastic surgeon is key to achieving the best outcome in your particular situation. Having this information helps us better achieve the ideal outcome for each individual patient based on their anatomy.

*The content in this blog is developed to spread the awareness towards plastic surgery. Our blog is not intended to serve as a replacement for an actual in-office consultation with Dr. Marin. As such, the information within this blog reflects the unique cases of our individual patients.

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In light of the state wide restrictions on non-essential businesses to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are rescheduling all of our elective appointments until the global circumstances improve. Our necessary post-operative appointments will be made, as needed, to address immediate surgical concerns such as suture removal and acute postoperative issues. All non-acute follow up appointments, fillers and Botox will need to be postponed until after the quarantine period mid April. Our office will reach out to all patients who need to be rescheduled.

We will be offering new patient virtual consultations online and via Skype that can be scheduled through our website or by emailing Also, we will offer follow-up appointments in the same manner to help manage our patients’ concerns while still respecting the need for social distancing.

We appreciate all of your understanding during these difficult times for all of us.

Stay safe,

Dr. Main and the Marin Aesthetics Team