facial profile

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fa·cial pro·file

1. the outline form of the face from a lateral view;
2. the sagittal outline form of the face.

fa·cial pro·file

(fāshăl prōfīl)
1. Outline form of face from a lateral view.
2. Sagittal outline form of face.

facial profile,

n the sagittal outline of the face. There are three distinct forms: mesognathic, prognathic, and retrognathic.
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The scientific theory which has been identified by dentists for aesthetic treatments lies in the fact that the growth of the nose affects the overall convexity of the facial profile.
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