What defines a well-proportioned face?
Based on multiple studies, a well-proportioned face is defined by the following set of examples:
▪ Facial Symmetry
▪ Golden Ratio
▪ Horizontal Thirds
Faces that achieve the three criteria above are defined to be a well-proportioned face.
JUDGING CRITERIA 1: FACIAL SYMMETRY
Symmetry is one of the common feature in beautiful and attractive people.
One-half of an image is the same as the other half.
1. Liew S, et al. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2015.
JUDGING CRITERIA 2: GOLDEN RATIO
One of the Golden Ratio can be measured where the line from the trichion (forehead beginning from the hairline) to the menton (lowest point on the chin), and right to left cheek at the widest area should be 1.618:1.
JUDGING CRITERIA 3: HORIZONTAL THIRDS
The ideal proportions are when the face is proportionately segmented into three equal lengths (midline 1/3 proportions for overall general proportions):
▪ Upper 1/3: trichion (forehead beginning from the hairline) to glabellar (area between the eyebrows)
▪ Middle 1/3: glabellar to nasal base
▪ Lower 1/3: nasal base to menton (lowest point on the chin)