When considering facial cosmetic surgery, one patient goal may be to look more attractive to men or to women. Therefore, knowing what facial features are attractive to each gender can help determine what procedures should be completed for facial surgery.
There are commonalities and differences between the features that men and women find attractive and this article will discuss them.
Symmetrical faces are more attractive to both men and women because they are a sign of good quality genes and health. Women tend to prefer men who have dominant facial features because they look for men who can offer protection and security to them and their children. They also like men who have well-defined jaw lines.
In addition to symmetry, faces that are more proportional are considered to be more attractive. If a certain facial feature is too small or too big, this can decrease the attractiveness of the face overall. Weight gain can affect the proportions of the face and neck.
A man who has eyebrows that are close to his eyes will appear more dominant and this will increases his attractiveness to women. One example is Clint Eastwood.
Thinner eyebrows make a woman look more feminine, so men tend to be attracted to women with this feature.
Smaller eyes indicate higher testosterone levels, so women prefer men with smaller eyes. On the other hand, men like women with larger eyes, which makes them look kinder.
Men tend to prefer women with smaller noses because a smaller nose indicates femininity and more feminine features make women more attractive to men. In contrast, women prefer men with larger noses because this is a sign of more testosterone and masculinity.
Men see women who have fuller lips as healthy and young so they tend to be attracted to women who have full lips.
Women are attracted to men who have well-defined cheek bones because they make a man appear more dominant. Some men like women with defined cheek bones, others do not or they do not have a preference.
Personal preferences and past experience with people of certain facial features can also influence the features that men and women prefer.
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