Ideal Facial Proportions and the Aging Face

In this consideration of human beauty, Ivona Percec, MD, PhD, offers a definition of the ideal facial configuration and the elements that influence our perception of beauty. Dr. Percec then describes the effects of aging on the skin, connective tissue, bone and muscles of the face, provides guidelines to assess facial symmetry and reviews the interventions available to restore facial beauty.

Dr. Percec’s practice focuses on the prevention and treatment of the appearance of aging. Her research at Penn Medicine involves the study of facial tissue to characterize and define the aging process at the molecular level.



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