The establishment of the now well known 45:55 ratio
Mr Mallucci lead the largest research ever carried out on the subject of what defines an attractive breast,
the population study carried out over the course of 3 months looked at testing the hypothesis of what is proportionately considered ‘The Perfect Breast’.
A selection of breast images were taken including what we consider the perfect breast along with some variations which were then morphed into different proportions. The public made up of approximately 600 women and 600 men of different ages, backgrounds and social classes were then asked to mark which breast they felt was the most attractive.
The findings revealed that both men and women universally found the more natural looking breast the most uniquely appealing.
What the contributors were seeing in the natural looking breast were quite specific, the nipple ‘‘meridian’’ – the horizontal line that would be drawn at the level of the nipple – lay at a point where, on average, the proportion of the breast above it represented 45 per cent of overall volume of the breast and below it 55 per cent. The Upper Pole was either straight or concave, and the nipple was pointing skywards at an average angle of 20 degrees. In all cases the breasts demonstrated a tight convex lower pole – a neat but voluminous curve.
Having the insight of carrying out this study enables Mr Mallucci to carry out a Breast Augmentation that produces a result that the patient is pleased with and in doing so rarely requires re-augmentation surgery for aesthetic purposes.
If you are considering Breast Augmentation, please visit our Breast Augmentation page for more information.
“I had a wonderful experience with Patrick, he is not only a great surgeon but he has extraordinary empathy and I always felt totally at ease with him.”