A newly issued US patent, awarded to inventor Hyunkap Park, of Siheung-si, South Korea, details an ‘umbilical cord storage doll and set thereof’. “The umbilical cord naturally falls off a baby’s navel after a predetermine period has elapsed since the birth of the baby. Meanwhile, the umbilical cord has a special meaning in that it […]
The most attractive navel position – where is it exactly?
“The aim of this study is to analyze the navel position and shape of the worldwide top model/celebrities recognized as top 2013 bikini models to determine references for ideal navel shape and positioning and to find potential clinical translation.” – explain authors Giuseppe Visconti, Emiliano Visconti, Lorenzo Bonomo and Marzia Salgarello regarding their 2015 navel-based […]
In search of the “beautiful” umbilicus
Dr Shu Jin Lee, and colleagues at the Department of Surgery, at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, have been examining the pages of Playboy Magazine – they are in search of “beauty”. Specifically, beautiful navels. With the aid of computer software which they have developed (called the Aesthetic Analyzer*) […]
The umbilical signalling hypothesis
A year 2000 study, entitled In search of the ideal female umbilicus found that “…the most aesthetically pleasing umbilicus is small in size, T or vertical in shape, and possesses a superior hood or shelf.” The authors, based at the University of Missouri Division of Plastic Surgery made no observations, however, regarding the notion of an […]