The midface ratio is the distance from the midpoint of the pupils to the middle of the lips (sometimes to the top of the lips) divided by the interpupillary distance. Concept promoted by Phoenix Wright/Yatterman at missjfacialplasticsurgery.com, Love-Shy forums and PuaHate.
A compact midface is ideal for both men and women as it makes a face look more harmonious.
A long face could be natural due to bodily height (taller people have longer faces; e.g. Yao Ming has a long face due to his height). A long face could also be caused by environmental factors such as mouthbreathing (Adenoid face).
- Re DE, Hunter DW, Coetzee V, Tiddeman BP, Xiao D, et al. (2013) Looking Like a Leader–Facial Shape Predicts Perceived Height and Leadership Ability. PLoS ONE 8(12): e80957. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080957
- Yao Ming and J.J. Watt - If you measure the height of their midfaces, Yao Ming's is longer, yet it isn't evident at first sight because Yao Ming has wide-set eyes and a high bigyzomatic width.
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