Facial appearance expresses numerous cues about physical qualities as well as psychosocial and personality traits. Attractive faces are recognized clearly when seen and are often viewed advantageously in professional, social and romantic relationships. On the other hand, self-perceived attractiveness is not well understood and has been mainly attributed to psychological and cognitive factors. Our results show that facial shape had a measurable effect on self-perception of facial attractiveness in both sexes. In females, self-perceived facial attractiveness was linked to decreased facial width, fuller anterior part of the lower facial third and more pronounced middle forehead and root of the nose. Males favored a well-defined chin, flatter cheeks and zygomas, and more pronounced eyebrow ridges, nose and middle forehead.
Facial shape affects self-perceived facial attractiveness
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. An attractive facial appearance is considered nowadays to be a decisive factor in establishing successful interactions between humans. In relation to this topic, scientific literature states that some of the facial features have more impact then others, and important authors revealed that certain proportions between different anthropometrical landmarks are mandatory for an attractive facial appearance.
Brain responses to facial attractiveness induced by facial proportions: evidence from an fMRI study
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Safa E. Sharabi, MD, Daniel A. Hatef, MD, Larry H. Hollier, Jr. Background: In order for aesthetic surgery to participate in the movement toward evidence-based medicine, a system that quantifies aesthetic outcomes must be developed based on reliable and reproducible data.