aim of this study was to assess whether scores assigned to the eyes, nose,
mouth, and chin regions work as predictors of full smiling face scores. In this
cross-sectional study, the authors used the facial photographs of 86 smiling
men. Photographs yielded 5 components: 1 of the face itself and 4 subcomponents
(eyes, nose, mouth, and chin region). Raters assigned the photographs beauty
scores that the authors measured morphometrically. The authors analyzed the
predictive ability of the subcomponents against that of the full face.
Key Words. Face; facial esthetics; facial beauty; beauty; smile esthetics;