The new fashion among Asian women is facial remodelling in order to have a more ‘Western’ face. In recent years, the ideal of beauty in the West for Asian women has been less of the ‘standard’ Asian face, but one which more resembles the ideals of Caucasian, western beauty.
Several pieces of research have shown that one out of every five oriental women have undergone ‘aesthetic’ intervention to westernise their face. Most changes take place to the nose and eyelids.
These modifications can be achieved using injections of hyaluronic acid, botox, or by using surgery.
Another preoccupation of many Asian women is skin lightening, in order to tackle pigment disorders.
The ageing process amongst Asians starts to show with the appearance of pigmentary marks. The first irregularities appear around the age of 30 on areas which are most exposed to light such as the cheeks and forehead, and where there are melanin deposits.
This hyperpigmentation becomes more obvious after 50. The skin also yellows with age.
The sun is not the only aggravating factor. Hormones also play a role in the control of pigmentation by regulating melanogenesis (the process of melanin formation) but genes also play a role. Treatment of these pigmentary disorders uses lasers and peels.
A lot of beautiful Asianrequest pointier chin, smaller face, and more projection allower : forehead, lips, eyebrows.
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ASIAN AND CAUCASIAN FACIAL FEATURES
Among Asians, as among Caucasians, the upper third of the face is bigger than the lower third.
Among Asians, the middle third of the face is bigger than the upper third. It is the inverse for Caucasians.
Among Caucasians, the lower third is bigger than the middle third, while among Asians the two lower thirds are the same.
The neo-classical canons of the face divide it into five equal parts. These canons predict the intercanthal distance, and the width of the eyes and the width of the nose are equal.
Among Asian women the average intercanthal distance is 1.24 times greater than the width of the eye. Among Asians, the base of the nose is wider than among Europeans, the width of the base of the nose is 1.11 times greater than the intercanthal distance.
Relationship between the width and length of the nose
The ideal relationship between nasal width and length is 0.7 among Caucasians. It is 1.1 among Asians.
Among Asians, the naso-labial angle is more acute than among Caucasians, where the angle is between 90° and 120°.
Nasal tip projection
There are two methods to measure tip projection :
– Baum ratio: calculated by dividing the length of the nose (calculated from the nasion – (between the eyes)– to the subnasal point) by the length of a perpendicular line (passing through the pronasion) to a vertical line joining the pronasion and the subnasal point.
The ideal projection has a Baum ration of 2.8: 1, while an Asian nose tip has a Baum ratio of 3.
– Simons ratio: calculated by dividing the subnasion-pronasion distance by the subnasion-upper lip distance.
The ideal projection has a Simons ratio of 3, the Asian nasal tip has a Simons ratio of 1.5.
Shape of the nasal dorsum
The dorsum is often recti-linear, and only rarely are there bosses ( lumps or ridges ).
Procidence of the columella
Among Caucasians, the procidence ( forward projection ) of the columella is oval, but is triangular among Asians.
Proportions of the columella
Among Caucasians, the base of the nose, ( as seen on a sagittal plane ), can be divided into three equal thirds. Among Asians, the upper third accounts for 45% of the tip ( in sagittal view ), the middle third for 18% and the lower third for 37%.
Relationship between the lobule-base of the nose
Among Asians, the lobule, on a sagittal plane, is only a small part of the base of the nose.
Orientation of nostrils
Among Caucasians, nostrils have an elongated form. The rear part is larger and on an oblique axis at the front and inside, which forms (on a sagittal plane) an open posterior angle of 15°.
Among Asians (photo) this angle is more open and the nostrils are less elongated.
There is mainly no difference between the angles of the face of Caucasians and Asians: this holds for the naso-mental (chin) angle, mento-cervical (chin-neck) angle or the naso-facial angle. The naso-frontal (forehead) angle is more open among Asians.
Among Asians, the labial commissures (corners of the mouth) pass through the centre of the iris. The majority of Asian women have a large mouth like Caucasian women, and a third have a narrower mouth.
The relationship between the upper lip-lower third of the face is calculated by dividing the length of the upper lip ( calculated from the sub-nasal point to the edge of the upper lip-lower-lip ) by the subnasal point-chin distance.
Among Asians this distance is 0.2-0.6 as among Caucasians.
Among a third of Asians, the upper lip is recessed from the Ricketts line ( a line from the nasal tip to the pogonion, the foremost tip of skin of the chin symphysis ) which is the ideal among Caucasians. Among 20% of Asians the lower lip is recessive of the Ricketts line, which is the ideal among Caucasians.
Among Caucasians, the eyebrow arch ( the highest point of the eyebrow ) is found on an imaginary line which starts at the alar sidewall ( edge of the nose ), passing through the centre of the upper eyelid, whereas among Asians the point is level with the outer edge of the iris. For both groups, the tail of the eyebrow is on an imaginary line from the ala ( edge of the nose ) through the outer canthus of the eye ( outer corner of the eye ).
About a third of Asians do not have the supratarsal eyelid fold or crease. When it is present, this fold is either parallel to the eyelid margin, or convergent on the middle part. Among Asians, the supratarsal fold is about 6mm from the lash edge, but the distance is greater among Caucasians.
Aesthetic treatment for the Asian face: before and after photos
For more images go to : www.dr-romano-esthetique.com/en/results-before-after/westernisation-asian-features/
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