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‘Beautification Engine’ Will Help Surgeons Achieve Model-Like Looks

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on November 16, 2008

Do you know what your ‘ideal self’ really looks like?  Many people resort to surgery or cosmetic enhancements to improve their appearance, but few people can replicate the looks of a cover model – the balanced proportions, perfect silhouette and ideal ratios that set these people apart from the average gene pool.  No matter how talented a plastic surgeon may be, they cannot defy nature 100% of the time.  However, researchers at the Blavatnik School of Computer Sciences at Tel Aviv University may soon be unveiling a new tool for plastic surgeons whowant to obtain the exact mathematical ratios and dimensions when patients demand drastic changes; and it can all be done with the ‘beautification engine’.

This ‘beauty machine’ works by transforming an ordinary face into its cover model equivalent; the digitized image is morphed into a new face by taking the specific measurements of key facial features into consideration.  According to Professor Cohen-Or, the lead researcher of the Blavatnik School of Computer Sciences,

“Beauty can be quantified by mathematical measurements and ratios. It can be defined as average distances between features, which a majority of people agree are the most beautiful.” (Source:  Medical News Today)

Software programs like Photoshop can airbrush and smooth out imperfections in an instant, but many of these photographs don’t have a realistic quality to them. The beauty machine allows surgeons to truly achieve the beauty ideal by calculating the ratios and distances of facial features and designing a cover-model style face. The images rendered from this machine produce an ‘unmistakable similarity’ to the original picture, providing a more realistic guideline or blueprint for plastic surgeons and cosmetic professionals.


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