Asian and European Comparative Facial Features

 
 

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Comparison of 30 East Asian
and European Facial Attributes

What's so different about Asian plastic surgery? Learn about some of the variables that determine Asian and European facial features.

 
 


Although helped along by cosmetics, hair dyes, and the like, it is the superficial and deep anatomy that determines the appearance of external form. While far from uniform across a large population, certain major features determined by genetics occur much more commonly and thus can be considered characteristic of a regional group.


East Asian and Western Faces Compared


Below we've collected, grouped, compared, and demonstrated important attributes (for instance, shape, height, fullness, and so on) for each of the major facial features found in people of East Asia or Europe and presented them side-by-side.

Since the fundamental steps of many popular facial plastic surgery operations were first developed decades ago on patients of European ancestry, the differences noted below must be considered by both patients when selecting a cosmetic procedure and plastic surgeons when performing it. What looks natural and attractive in one group does not always appear the same in the other.

Sections devoted to each of these features and attributes as well as any related operations can be found in our Knowledge Base.

      East Asian European
  Eyes Shape
Exposure
Width
Crease
Fullness
Inner fold
Outer corner
Iris color
Lash direction
More almond
Less
Less
Variable/smaller
More
Present
More angled
Darker
Lower
More oval
More
More
Present/larger
Less
Absent
Less angled
Lighter
Higher
  Nose Shape
Bridge
Spine
Tip
Length
Nostril
Flare at base
Wider
Flatter
Flatter
Less rounded
Shorter
More visible
More
Narrower
Higher
Higher
More rounded
Longer
Less visible
Less

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      East Asian European
  Mouth Nose to upper lip
Mouth at rest
Lips
Shorter
More open
Fuller
Longer
Less open
Thinner
  Chin Length
Projection
Shape
Shorter
Less
More square
Longer
More
More oval
  Cheeks Prominence
Bone width
Fat fullness
Higher
More
More
Lower
Less
Less
  Jaw Front view
Side view
More square
More square
More oval
More angled
  Forehead Side view Less forward More forward
  Skin/Hair Color
Thickness
Darker
Thicker
Lighter
Thinner

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Differences in Asian and European faces