Facial asymmetry, demonstrated by Gerasimov, was a surprise since it rarely strikes the eye. Individual differences in the degree of facial asymmetry proved no less marked than those in facial features. This was illustrated both by measurements and by the comparison of photographs composed of right and left halves of the same face (one half must be reversed while printing) with normal photographs of the same face. Facial images thus obtained are quite different.Gerasimov was the first to establish that facial asymmetry is directly determined by cranial asymmetry. He concluded that each side of the face must be reconstructed separately. This principle became basic for his method.
|An example of asymmetrical faces construction from two right and left halves |
Transects through a female face.
|Transects through a male face|