Study: Selfies Can Distort Self-Esteem By Making Noses Look Huge


If you think your nose looks huge in a selfie, you're not alone.  Dr. Boris Paskhover, a reconstructive facial surgeon at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, says some patients are demanding nose jobs because a wider nose is doing a number on their self-esteem.  He did a study and says smart phones are to blame, typically making the base of the nose look 30-percent wider and the tip of the nose seven-percent wider.  Selfies are typically taken from 12 inches away, so Dr. Paskhover says he takes a portrait shot at a distance of five feet to reassure patients.  Still, he says, some patients insist on nasal surgery because it's so important to them to look good in selfies.