Is there a consensus on the shape of a perfect breast? Recent medical studies suggest there may be an 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 at 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” shape 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 a breast augmentation .
In San Diego, we frequently see patients requesting a breast augmentation procedure who want 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 with 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 upon their anatomy.
To learn more about your options regarding breast augmentation surgery in San Diego, schedule your consultation with Dr. Marin by calling our office at 858–638–9800.10:51 PM