If you've had your eyebrows professionally shaped you're well aware of the dramatic effect they can have on how you look. A new study reveals that it may not be the shape of your eyebrows that’s contributing to your look but instead, the projection of your eyebrows.
"The eyes play an essential role in facial attractiveness and beauty and should be surrounded by high walls, similar to the principle of utilizing frames for pictures on a wall," says study lead author Eser Yuksel, MD. "Higher walls allow for greater projection of the eyebrow, which we found correlates to a greater degree of perceived facial attractiveness."
For the study, subjects were randomly selected to rate 20 photos in terms of attractiveness. The subjects rated photos of people with higher oblique frames (the surface area and the projection of the soft tissue from the top of the eyelid to the eyebrow) and people who had fat injections to increase their oblique frames as most attractive.
"Proper positioning of the eyebrows has long been a major component to facial rejuvenation procedures," says Dr. Yuksel. "However, this study shows that fat grafting to the oblique frame should also be considered when rejuvenating the face, as it can significantly impact facial aesthetics."
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