Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wired Magazine: Playboy Playmates get skinnier, stay buxom. Average American: Not So Much.

This month's issue of Wired Magazine has a great chart in their Infoporn section plotting the BMI of every Playboy Playmate since 1954. This wealth of information is then compared to the average BMI of American women for every period of time.

As Playmates have gotten skinnier, American women have statistically become curvier. In 1960, the average BMI for women was 22.2, not far off from the pin-up girl "ideal" of 19.4.

This can probably be attributed to some help with plastic surgery.

From the article:

"On the touchy subject of implants, Playboy's policy seems to be don't ask, don't tell. We plotted each model's bust size (chest circumference at the fullest points) and cup size (breast volume) for all years that data were available (early '90s to now). While busts have shrunk faster than your 401(k), cup size has remained a buxom C or D. We don't think evolution can explain this phenomenon."

With our practice, the biggest change we're observing is the fit 40-something woman. After childbirth, many of our patients choose to take care of themselves and can have better bodies than most 20 year olds.

Maybe they have a little help in the breast department, and occaisonally some liposuction or a tummy tuck, but the "fit 40" is the epitomy of the Playboy ideal, and it's not as far-fetched as it may seem.

Dr. Jason Pozner
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center

Dr. David J. Golberg
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center
Skin Laser Surgery Specialists NY/NJ

1 comment:

  1. I have always wanted to have sex with 2 women at once. It’s pretty much common knowledge that Hef has probably had 20 women at once, but when he had the Playboy Playmate twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon as his personal girlfriends, I was so goddamn envious!