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ORIGINAL ARTICLE - PROSPECTIVE STUDY
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 326-332

Psychological desire of facial esthetics in males


Department of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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S M Balaji
Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, 30, KB Dasan Road, Teynampet, Chennai - 600 018, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ams.ams_224_19

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Background: Males have specific facial esthetic priorities for a variety of reasons. There exists a common perception that expectations from male facial cosmetic surgery are similar globally. The possibility of different esthetic requests of males at a single Indian center is not widely reported. This investigation aimed to identify the facial esthetic expectations and requests among males. Materials and Methods: The study was based on in-house, qualitative survey regarding facial esthetics conducted during the clinical interview among males seeking facial esthetics in a single Indian center. Preferences regarding the hairline, forehead periorbital region, nose, lip, and jaw features, were surveyed. Results: Facial esthetic preferences among males were identified. Despite the geographical and anthropological variation, the demand was largely correction of the lower eyelid, entire midfacial region – alteration of zygomatic prominence, nose, and premaxillary unit. There is a high demand for a sharp, long, straight nose as well as prominent jawline and gonial angle. The expectations of the patients appear to be influenced by the biopsychosocial constructs including race, age, and personality traits. Conclusion: The results demonstrate that there is a wide variation in facial esthetic expectation, especially one that has typical “metrosexual male” ideations. This possibly stems from their deep-seated psychological desire for a facial and personality trait. Only an in-depth clinical interview and detailed discussion would help the surgeon to understand the patient's concepts of beauty, their expectations, and surgical outcome reality.


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