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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Desired Shape of the Eyebrow
While my Internal Medicine Journals are filled with long studies about breast cancer, diabetes and optimal doses of Vitamin D, the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery reports on the aesthetically desired position of eyebrows and the range of eyebrow motility. Please understand, dear reader that I am not poo-pooing the importance of eyebrows. We all have two and I am sure how they sit on our foreheads is of utmost importance so here are the results of the clinical trial.
The researchers took photos of 40 adult subjects in 5 poses: eyes open and eyes closed, brows elevated and brows contracted and brow positioned optimally by the subject. (I have never thought about optimal eyebrow positioning. My eyebrows just seem to happen.)
They found that women desired the lower border of the brow to fall just below the orbital rim at the medial canthus (the inside corner of they eye). They liked the rim of the eyebrow at the mid-pupil area. The men desired a lower brow with a lower tail and a less accentuated peak. The brow peak in both women and men was just to the middle of the lateral canthus (the outside corner of the eye.)
Plastic surgeons would do well to place the brow just where men and women want it. You wouldn't want to give a male brow to a woman. Now I will be looking at everyone's brow line and trying to figure it out. Medicine is a demanding profession!