In this selfie trend, people are continuously uploading their pictures on their social media accounts. If you also love taking selfies, then this update is for you. A recent report that gets published in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery on Thursday, that selfies which are taken from 12 inches away, increase the size of the nose by 30 percent.
This update by the researchers also advised the patients who want to get a cosmetic procedure, that they should not get their selfie picture for guidance when telling about the changes to be made in their face. Dr Boris Paskhover who is the leading author of the study and facial plastics and reconstructive surgeon at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School says,”Patients, people, even my family have to be aware that if you’re taking a selfie, it’s not really how you look.”
She also tells,”Selfies make your nose look wider and thicker when it really isn’t, and people like a smaller nose. My fear is that the generation out there now doesn’t know. All they know is the selfie.” All the social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram plays a vital role to make selfie a trend for many. Now the people want a cell phone which can capture their perfect selfie anywhere. Anil Sabharwal who is the vice president of Google Photos says that more than 25 billion selfies get uploaded to the servers within the first of its existence.
This update about selfies can work in a negative way for the people who are engaging surgeries based on photographs. The poll conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in 2018, tells that the number of people who are seeking cosmetic procedure to look good in their selfies gets increased to 55 percent that was 42 percent in 2016. Pakshover says,”At 5 feet, the distance between your nose and the camera and the distance between your facial plane and the camera is almost the same.”