International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part A (2015)
Facial analysis of Indian Americans – A direct anthropometric study
Introduction: Anthropometry technique is widely used to analyze facial morphology in the field of facial cosmetic surgery. Facial anthropometry is well discussed in the western populations, but only a limited number of studies exist for Asian Americans. Indian Americans are the second-fastest growing ethnic group in the United States of America (USA). rnObjective: The objectives of the study were to determine the normal average values of linear measurements of the face, determine the number of the individuals with long, normal, and short face, and to determine any significant sex differences that exist in the Indian American students of American University of Antigua (AUA).rnMaterials and methods: The direct anthropometric measurements (linear measurements, facial shapes and total facial indices) were carried out using digital caliper in 100 male and 100 female Indian American students (18 to 30 years) of American University of Antigua (AUA), Antigua and compared between sexes.rnResults: Facial linear measurements showed significant sexual difference in all Indian American subjects. 184 (93 male, 89 female) had a short facial shape and there was no long facial shape found among Indian American females. No significant sexual difference was found in total facial index.rnConclusion: Facial anthropometric data obtained in the present study can be used as a reference value for Indian Americans which can be made use of if they need to undergo facial surgeries.
How to cite this article:
Chakravarthy Marx Sadacharan, Rida Sikander, Maulik Kantawala, John Cherian, Pooja Shah, Sierra Elsken, James Rice. Facial analysis of Indian Americans – A direct anthropometric study. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(12):05-10.