Human facial contour has always been an interesting subject for anatomists, anthropologists, plastic surgeons, and artists and also the identification of an individual’s race is an essential component in forensic identification and reconstructive surgery. Sizes of Migrant Tibetan Population increasing in India, a significant number of Migrant Tibetan people have also traveled to Rajasthan for earning their bread and butter hence less number of studies has been conducted on the facial index of this population.
Aim: The present study was aimed to access the facial index of Migrant Tibetan Population in North Western Rajasthan.
Material and Methods: The study incorporated 200 subjects of Migrant Tibetan Population of North Western Rajasthan, out of which 93 were female subjects and 107 were male subjects of the age 18 years or above. Convenience sampling was used. The facial index was classified as Banister’s classification of facial index for facial types.
Results and discussion: The mean Facial index was found as 83.78±1.83 in males and 84.78±2.0 in females. Minimum Facial index for the males and females were found as 75.38 and 78.95 whereas Maximum Facial index for the males and females were found as 91.24 and 91.43. Mean Facial index in total cases was found as 84.25±1.9.
Conclusion: In the present study, we concluded that the dominant type of face phenotype in the studied adult Migrant Tibetan Population, was Euryprosopic with an incidence of 70% (79.4% males and 59.1% females), which was followed by mesoprosopic with an incidence of 25% (15.8% males and 35.48% females).