Selfie Photos….a Plastic Surgeon’s Best Friend?

New research from a study at Rutgers University claims that selfies may motivate people to get a nose  job. The reason for this is that the short distance between the face and the camera used to take a selfie makes one’s schnozz look significantly larger  larger than normal.

Researcher Dr Boris Paskhover, Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgeon, says that these findings aren’t surprising.    ‘People have to be aware that selfies change how your face looks,’ Dr Paskhover said.   For the study, the good doctor and his colleagues developed a mathematical model to help describe how much selfie cameras distort the face.  The team created a model of the average human head and face and then calculated how much larger the nose appeared in selfies portraits.   The results showed that selfies made the nose appear around 30 percent larger for men and around 29 per cent for women.  Dr Paskhover was prompted to undertake the research after getting requests for surgery from patients citing the way they looked in their selfies.  “They take out their phone and they say ‘look at this picture, look how big my nose looks,’”  “I went out to prove why selfies don’t look like the real person, why they’re distorted.”

With 93 billion selfies taken on Android phones every single day, (2014 study)  are plastic surgeons benefitting from this phenomenon?  Research published by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery revealed that one in three facial plastic surgeons saw an increase in requests for procedures due to patients being more self-aware of looks in social media.  In 2016 alone,  $16 billion was spent worldwide on cosmetic surgeries to augment facial appearance. 

Now, here is my thought process on the matter… Should you get a nose job or maybe change your camera lens (or maybe use Photoshop 🙂  In recent years Apple has tried to make selfies more flattering by introducing a number of portrait modes into its latest iPhones, which use software to soften the light.

Or visit this webpage … the lady in the photo is a professional photographer and shows this pic to illustrate the distortion. She  has some great tips on taking a better selfie…..  one that doesn’t require a nose job!  Have a look

As for me….. I was told by my first boss that I had a great face for radio….so why mess with perfection?






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