The Beauty Is in the Details

You may be surprised to learn that subtle nuances–not dramatic differences–are what distinguish the ordinary face from the attractive face. Alone, these tiny details are almost imperceptible, but collectively, they make the difference between alluring and average. Research indicates that the attractive face is characterized by:

Dr. David Mabrie

For more than a decade, Dr. David Mabrie has been perfecting his technique for optimizing facial beauty with dermal fillers. He is the only facial plastic surgeon in San Francisco whose practice is focused entirely on injectables.

The Rules of Attraction

The volumes of research on the principles of attractiveness have concluded that certain ratios and formulas can be applied to gauge attractiveness. For example:

  • The chin should project about 2 or 3 millimeters less than the tip of the nose
  • The top lip should be approximately half the height of the bottom lip
  • Softly arched brows are attractive, but too–high brows are not
  • Larger eyes are more attractive (particularly in women)
  • Familiar features are more attractive than striking or unusual ones
  • Symmetry is universally attractive
  • Youthfulness is closely associated with attractiveness
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David Beckham


Why do certain celebrities have that “it” factor? It’s probably a combination of genetics and cosmetic treatments.

Of course, these are not really rules, but they can be used as general guidelines in determining the right approach to enhancing your beauty.

We Can Help You Look Good, but the Beauty is All Yours

Dr. Mabrie’s role is to help you bring balance and harmony to your physical features, enhance your greatest assets, and minimize flaws. This may mean refining the contours of your cheeks or nose, smoothing wrinkles or indentations around your eyes, creating a more prominent chin, or any number of small improvements that can make a big difference in how you look and feel. His understanding of the principles of the attractive face enables him to suggest the best approach to enhancing your looks.

By taking care of yourself and making the most of your physical features, you are increasing every factor of your beauty quotient. You will radiate physical health and an improved personal appearance, and your psychological health will show in the confidence you project.