What does the perfect jaw look like? New study reveals the right angles for the perfect face shape

What is the ideal jaw shape for women? According to a study, Belgian scientists have identified angles that can help with jaw-shaping procedures for women.

What does the perfect jaw look like? New study reveals the right angles for the perfect face shape

The authors write to help design a jaw-angled implant, determine jaw surgery strategies, clinicians can use shapes deemed attractive or shape the angles with injectables.

“The importance of facial aesthetics in many aspects of human well-being and quality of life is traditionally underestimated in medicine. An attractive face is directly related to great opportunities, great success and self-confidence,” wrote one of the co-authors, Dr. Robert Kleime from the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University Hospital of Ghent in Belgium.

Artists, scientists, orthodontists as well as maxillofacial surgeons have tried to explain the specific elements that make up an aesthetically pleasing face shape. The classical and neoclassical features of the Renaissance and the golden ratio have been promoted and criticized. In addition, the emergence of the latest beauty standards on social media and the Internet has influenced subsequent generations and made them more prone to cosmetic procedures. As cosmetic surgery becomes more and more popular, clinicians need to plan their aesthetic improvements in the best possible way.

To assess the features of an attractive female chin, 46 experts looked at photos of 53 white celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Kate Moss, Emma Stone, Margot Robbie and Kendall Jenner, as well as photos of non-celebrity women. The authors wrote that the eyes of the women in the photographs were darkened to appear featureless.

Of the experts, 32 performed face contouring operations, and 14 had no experience in this field. According to the study, participants used an online survey to rate each woman's attractiveness.

The most attractive characteristics were considered to be a gonial angle in profile of 125.5° and a front view of 142°. Meanwhile, the angle of inclination in profile was higher at 129.1° in those who were considered less attractive, they wrote.

Of those subjects who were considered attractive, the ratio of the width of the interorbital spaces was 0.83, and for those who were considered unattractive, it was 0.86. In addition, the vertical position of the jaw angles at the level of the stomion or upper lip, the authors write.

The authors acknowledge that the study had limitations, including factors such as taking into account other facial features of the models. For example, hairstyle or lip shape could also affect attractiveness ratings.

“Nevertheless, these results can help the surgeon during the examination of the patient and the planning of the operation,” wrote Dr. Kleime and his colleague.