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Blog: The Mathematically Perfect Face

Posted December 07, 2016 in Rhinoplasty

It isn’t every day you see a mathematically perfect face – facial proportions and symmetry are stunning! The overlying grid – a guide to the ideal normal – comes into play when planning rhinoplasty.

Applying Facial Symmetry To Rhinoplasty Procedure

The Mathematically Perfect Face

The vertical “facial fifths” are one eye-length in width and correspond to the desired width of the nostril base. The horizontal “facial thirds” represent the desired length of the nose and chin. The nose, chin and facial bones can be manipulated to some degree to conform to these ratios. Ethnic variations occur and there are many examples of beautiful faces that fall outside of this ideal.

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