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test_123

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Long face but still good maxilla?
« on: February 03, 2018, 09:13:17 pm »
Hey, this thing have come across my mind since I'm from german Nordic ancestry, and it's very usual for German/ Nordic people to have a slight narrow face and high set cheekbones, this creating a very long looking face. I have a narrow face, but still very forward grown face in terms of Brow ridge and maxilla. I even consider my maxilla to be too much forward grown as my nose kinda starts tipping into my face in a positive direction.  Is it possible to have a long face and good maxilla, or is it simply just an illusion?

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Re: Long face but still good maxilla?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 03:21:08 am »
Hi, yes it is.  Since there are many phenotypes among races, some have more narrow features, some more broad. Long face with good placed maxilla and cheekbones is beautiful, often nice models have it. It is very often among noridcs and mediterraneans.  You are lucky to have good placed maxilla, should love your face!!! ;)
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Re: Long face but still good maxilla?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 04:35:22 am »
I think each individual facial shape are ashould be taken into consideration if one rates the maxilla location and rotation. I think it is definately possible to have a longer face and good maxilla. If you take a frontal picture of a person with a good maxilla, and make it more narrow with photoshop, it will still look like a 'good looking' person, aka a healthy developed face.
The thing is that features tell alot more about the maxilla.

for example

- Is the mouth area located more forwards (as it with with many black people) then the maxilla is usually more forward
- How long is the 'midface' of a person? (height from mouth to eye area).The longer the nose (height) in comparison with the chin and upperpart of face (above eyes) height, the worse the maxilla usually is

I both disagree and agree with the part about races having different faces, but not different maxilas. I believe strongly when looking at different races that, at this moment in time at least, not each ethnicity has an equally forward maxilla in terms of *averages* . I've noticed south europeans and north africans ( 'arabs') more often have a more recessed maxilla, just as black people more often have a  forward maxilla etc etc...This is why I think north africans (arabs) and south europeans usually have more eyelid exposure too than north europeans and long-ish noses that point downward. The more north/west-ish you go (germany, scandinavia etc) , the less eyelid exposure you will usually see and the more 'upturned' the noses will be (on average)

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Re: Long face but still good maxilla?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2018, 06:11:33 am »
Yeah I can agree but for example nordics have often good maxillas and longer faces. I live in Croatia and since that is south I have to admitt I see many retruded maxilla but  with nice chins and face. For example model Sean Opry has it.