A top plastic surgeon has claimed that he knows the secret to perfect boobs.
Patrick Mallucci says that various types of breast shapes and sizes have their admirers, but there is one type of breast that most approaches perfection.
Mallucci studied popular topless models, and arrived to the conclusion that the nipple pointing slightly skywards, and the upper half being just a bit smaller than the bottom half, are the characteristics of the perfect twin assets.
In his lecture, titled Concepts in Design for Breast Augmentation, he will articulate the hope that his theory could be used by surgeons providing breast enlargements.
"I studied a wide variety of photographs of the most popular topless models to work out the various proportions they had in common and what made those particular features attractive," the Daily Mail quoted him, as saying.
"These findings allowed me to form a template around which to plan a breast augmentation, and set a standard of aesthetics. Obviously personal interpretation and expression has to be accounted for, but this has allowed me to develop a template that I have been using successfully for some time," he added.
Mallucci further said that the key factors in the making of a perfect pair of breasts are nipple position and the proportion between the upper and lower halves of the breast.
"The ideal is a 45 to 55 per cent proportion - that is the nipple sits not at the half-way mark down the breast, but at about 45 per cent from the top," he said.
"All of the models I looked at conformed to these parameters. None of them were augmented and yet they were clearly considered to have beautiful breasts, so I wanted to examine how that could be achieved in someone not so well-endowed by using an implant," he added.
Mallucci will present his findings at the first international conference on breast enlargement, to be held in London this week.