Beauty in a multicultural world

David M. Weeks*, J. Regan Thomas

*Corresponding author for this work

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The increased demand for facial cosmetic surgery has come from a more diverse, informed, and selective patient population from all walks of life. Virtually no two patients have the same background or cosmetic objectives. However, the classic tenets of beauty including phi, symmetry, averageness, youthfulness, and sexual dimorphism can be applied to persons of all ethnicities to assist in objectifying the abstract concept.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-341
Number of pages5
JournalFacial plastic surgery clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Attractiveness
  • Definitions of beauty
  • Divine ratio
  • Facial appearance
  • Facial symmetry
  • Multicultural appearances

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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