Facial Aesthetics



The primary aim of facial aesthetic surgery is to enhance the natural attractiveness of the face by restoring or maintaining youthful features while preserving functionality and dynamics. Beauty can be defined as a combination of qualities that are pleasing to the senses or the mind. As a philosophical concept, Alexander Baumgarten, the eighteenth-century philosopher who established aesthetics as a separate field of philosophy, created the term derived from the Greek word for perception (aesthesis). Therefore, the study of aesthetics will comprise the evaluation and comprehension of the beautiful and, its counterpart, the unpleasant or ugly.


Alar Base Lateral Canthus Lower Lateral Cartilage Facial Proportion Anteroposterior Position 
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  1. 1.Houston Plastic and Craniofacial SurgeryHoustonUSA

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