Facial aesthetics

Sean G. Boutros, Carlos A. Martinez

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

The primary aim of facial aesthetic surgery is to enhance the natural attractiveness of the face by restoring or maintaining youthful features while preserving functionality and dynamics. Beauty can be defined as a combination of qualities that are pleasing to the senses or the mind. As a philosophical concept, Alexander Baumgarten, the eighteenth-century philosopher who established aesthetics as a separate field of philosophy, created the term derived from the Greek word for perception (aesthesis). Therefore, the study of aesthetics will comprise the evaluation and comprehension of the beautiful and, its counterpart, the unpleasant or ugly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFerraro's Fundamentals of Maxillofacial Surgery
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages65-76
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781461483410, 9781461483403
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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