The Golden Ratio: The Secret to a Beautiful Face


We’ve all seen the exaggerated outcomes from injectables, often in tabloids or on social media. Overly plump lips that seem out of sync with the rest of the face are just one example. These are often results of treatments that aren’t in harmony with the face’s natural balance. But what if I told you there’s a way to prevent this and consistently achieve natural, balanced results? The answer lies in the golden ratio.

What is the Golden Ratio?

For those unfamiliar, the golden ratio is a mathematical ratio that is approximately 1.618. This ratio isn’t just a random number. In fact, it is a key to what we consider “naturally beautiful.” Studies have even shown that babies instinctively look longer at faces that align with this ratio. Fascinating, isn’t it?

The Universal Beauty of the Golden Ratio

We see the golden ratio reflected everywhere in nature, such as in the spirals of shells.

Beyond the human face, the golden ratio can be found everywhere in nature, from the spirals of shells to the arrangement of leaves on plants. Architects and artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci, have also employed this ratio to create masterpieces that have stood the test of time, as evidenced by his drawing of the ‘Vitruvian Man‘, a study of ideal human proportions wherein many believe the golden ratio proportions are incorporated.

The ‘Vitruvian Man’ is a study of ideal human proportions by Leonardo da Vinci, where many believe the proportions of the Golden Ratio are incorporated.

Application to the Face

Let’s delve deeper into how the Golden Ratio can apply to various parts of the face with some examples:

  • Eyes: The ideal distance between the eyes should equal the width of the nose. The eyes should ideally sit about a third of the way from the top of the forehead to the chin.
  • Nose: The length of the nose divided by its width should roughly equal the Golden Ratio.
  • Lips: The ideal volume ratio of the lips is 1:1.6, with the lower lip being slightly plumper than the upper lip. Moreover, the width of the mouth (when closed) should ideally match the distance from the center of a pupil to the nostril.
  • Chin and Jawline: The ratio between the bottom of the nose and the chin and the deepest point of the upper lip and chin can also follow the Golden Ratio for a balanced look.

Injectables, Celebrities, and the Golden Ratio

It’s no secret that many celebrities undergo aesthetic treatments. When done correctly respecting the Golden Ratio, the results often look stunning and natural. Bella Hadid, for instance, is frequently lauded for her symmetrical and harmonious facial features that mirror these ratios.

However, when injectables are used without considering these natural proportions, the outcomes are often less satisfactory. Lips can appear too plump, cheeks too pronounced, or the forehead disproportionate. Using the Golden Ratio as a guide can sidestep such pitfalls.

Photo Courtesy: Instagram/@drjuliandesilva

The Golden Ratio as a Guide, Preserving Unique Beauty

Pursuing aesthetic perfection through the golden ratio doesn’t mean individual features and quirks get eliminated. On the contrary, it’s a tool that well-trained doctors use to enhance and accentuate the unique beauty of every patient. Each face has its charm, and while the golden ratio can serve as a beautiful guideline, the ultimate goal should always be to maintain and enhance the natural and authentic look of each individual.

Book your consultation and treatment at Doctor Contour Clinic in Antwerp

Inspired by the timeless beauty of the Golden Ratio? Book a consultation at our clinic in Antwerp today and discover how we can achieve harmonious, natural-looking results that perfectly complement your unique face. Let your beauty stand the test of time, just like the masterpieces of da Vinci.


Hi there! I am Dr. Kim Detollenaere, aesthetic doctor and owner of 'Doctor Contour' aesthetic guide and clinic. I have been a content creator for several years, next to my busy medical life. Get to know more about me on Instagram, Youtube or check out the 'About me' page on this blog for more info!

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