Celebrities have influenced fashion and appearance for decades.
Now, thanks to social media and increased exposure, things have been taken a step further.
Kate Middleton and other celebrities are influencing plastic surgery trends (specifically rhinoplasty) in the western world.
Here’s everything you need to know:
Why Celebrity Influence is Changing Plastic Surgery
Magazines still exist—but their popularity is steadily decreasing. Flipping through search engine and Instagram pictures is a faster and more efficient way to look at pictures. People get to see celebs from all angles and in all shades of light. The also get the chance to compare themselves to celebs—placing equal sized images next to one another. This is a strong and powerful dynamic. Doctors are taking note.
Doctor Reports—Patients Walk Through the Door Knowing Exactly What They Want to Look Like
Doctors in the United Kingdom have reported that Kate Middleton’s nose has received much attention. People have noticed that it fits her face perfectly. Doctors say that she has an especially strong influence on younger girls. With a whopping 14% spike in rhinoplasty procedures over the past year, it’s becoming very clear that the “Kate Effect” is a powerful one.
3D Imaging Has Helped Surgeons Help Patients
The emergence of 3D printing has been a game changer. Doctors now have the never-before-seen ability to download patient pictures into a computer and compare them to celeb noses. In America, Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, and Natalie Portman noses are particularly popular. Once a nose is chosen, advanced computer software and algorithms analyze facial features of the patient. The celeb nose is then adjusted to match those facial features. The end result is a nose that looks like a celeb’s and perfectly fits the patient.
Celeb Influence—What the Future Holds
It’s expected that celeb exposure will increase and plastic surgery trends will do the same. To what degree is unknown. With advanced computer and surgical technology, the sky is the limited. The question is more of a “when” than “if”. One of the key determinants will be the degree to which surgeons think technology can help the patient without driving costs through the roof.
Taking the above information into account, it’s important to realize that the nose you were born with might not be the right one. If you’re interested in making a change, please feel free to contact Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics. A consultation will be arranged and you will get the opportunity to discuss your new nose with our board-certified facial plastic surgeons.
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