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Comparison of 30 East Asian and European Facial Attributes

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

Outer

Iris color

Lash point

Almond

Less

Less

Small/none

More

Fold

More angle

Darker

Lower

Oval

More

More

Larger

Less

No fold

Less angle

Lighter

Higher

Nose

Shape

Bridge

Spine

Tip

Length

Nostril

Flare

Wider

Flatter

Flatter

Less round

Shorter

More seen

More

Narrower

Higher

Higher

More round

Longer

Less seen

Less


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    East Asian European
Mouth

Nose to lip

Mouth

Lips

Shorter

More open

Fuller

Longer

Less open

Thinner

Chin

Length

Projection

Shape

Shorter

Less

More square

Longer

More

More oval

Cheek

Prominence

Bone

Fat

Higher

More

More

Lower

Less

Less

Jaw

Front view

Side view

More square

More square

More oval

Moreangled

Fore-
head
Side view Less forward

More forward

Skin/
Hair

Color

Thickness

Darker

Thicker

Lighter

Thinner

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> Comparison of Asian and European Facial Features


Jaw
jaw reduction
Jaw 2
jaw moving surgery
Square
square face
Square2
square face surgery 2
Wide
wide face
V-Chin
v-line jaw
           
Cheek
cheek reduction
Forehead
forehead augmentation
Eyes
double eyelid surgery
Epiplast
epicanthoplasty
Revision
eyelid revision surgery
LuvBand
love band eyelid surgery
           
Brow
brow lift
Lips
lip reduction surgery
Nose
rhinoplasty
Nose 2
short nose surgery
Mouth
mouth surgery
Chin
chin augmentation
           
Anime
anime plastic surgery
Hairline
hairline lowering
Breast
breast implant
Lipo
liposuction
Calf
calf cankle reduction
S-Line
s-line body
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Differences in Asian and European faces