Selfies makes your nose look bigger

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A new study has found that selfies make your nose look bigger than it is.

The study found that most selfies made noses look a full 30 percent bigger than they really are.

The study, titled “Nasal Distortion in Short-Distance Photographs: The Selfie Effect,” says that angled self-portraits are leading more people to request nose jobs for better selfies.

Plastic surgeons have back up the study.  In 2017, 55 percent of facial plastic surgeons reported seeing patients who want to look better in selfies. That marked an increase of 13 percent from the prior year.

To work out how much selfies increase nose size, the scientists came up with a mathematical model based on the average head and facial feature measurements from a group of diverse people.  It then calculated the changes between the nose’s breadth and the width at various camera distances.

The computer revealed that a standard selfie, taken about 12 inches (30 centimeters) from the face makes the nasal base look about 30 percent wider and the nasal tip appear 7 percent wider than if the photo had been snapped straight in front from 1.5m away.

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