Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 91–98 | Cite as

The changing face of beauty

  • Sharon Romm


Beautiful faces, like clothing and body conformation, go in and out of fashion. Yet, certain women in every era are considered truly beautiful. Who, then, sets standards of facial beauty and how are women chosen as representative of an ideal? Identifying great beauties is easier than explaining why they are chosen, but answers to these elusive questions are suggested in art, literature, and a review of past events.

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Facial beauty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sharon Romm
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  1. 1.Division of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryGeorgetown University Medical CenterWashington, DCUSA

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