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.