facial plane

fa·cial plane

a measurement of the bony profile of the face.

fa·cial plane

(fāshăl plān)
Measurement of bony profile of the face.
Synonym(s): nasion-pogonion measurement.
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The facial nerve plane is the most widely accepted landmark for division of the facial plane.
Gn (Gnathion): A bony point by bisecting the line of angle formed by the facial plane and mandibular plane.
The article explains a method of assessing the position, visibility, dimension, and angulation of the ear of a specific facial form of an individual using facial plane landmarks and reference plane indicator.
Problems relating to disfigurement may not simply be ocular; a deformity could possibly exist in more than one facial plane.
7,8 The spread of the infection can also occur by direct extensions via facial planes, vascular channels and through bone.
Skeletal bi-maxillary protrusion or prognathic jaws is usually associated with prominent everted lips, convex facial profile, accentuated ANB angle, short posterior cranial base, anterior positioned glenoid fossa and divergent facial planes.
However, because the mucosal surfaces, the muscle tissues, and the surrounding facial planes in the oral cavity are in close relationship with each other, it is usually difficult to delineate anatomic structures by conventional CT alone.
The beautiful people were there, dominating wall space in blown-up portraits measuring two and a half feet square, men and women's faces, their facial planes and features rendered in bright, almost garish colors: green, blue, leaden white, touches of red.
Ella's MRI showed multiple facial planes with inflammation from the upper left neck to the pectoral and deltoid areas and upper arm.