Many people emulate celebrities they admire by adopting their clothing styles, haircuts, or interests. The much-admired Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has become a popular style icon in the last few years, favoring simple, beautiful designs. Her sophistication and elegance have inspired more than clothing, however. Last year, many people wanted their plastic surgeon to give them her nose through rhinoplasty! And it’s not just Kate Middleton people want to be. According to the UK’s Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group, celebrity-inspired plastic surgery is on the rise. Whether it’s lips like Angelina Jolie or cheeks like Cheryl Cole, people are willing to pay for the privilege of looking like their favorite celebrities. Men aren’t exempt from this trend – they want Robert Pattinson’s jaw and chin and Jude Law’s nose!
So what’s wrong with wanting to copy the Duchess’s nose?
Quite simply, it probably won’t suit everyone as much as that lovely wardrobe will. Clothing is flexible and versatile and can look great on any number of people. Facial features, however, are much more individual. Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure that requires careful consideration on the part of both surgeon and patient for a successful outcome.
Even if the surgery is successful in copying a specific style of nose, it will look much different from person to person due to the input of other facial features on overall appearance.
Rather than opting for someone else’s nose, it’s a much better idea to work with your surgeon to accentuate your best features with a beautiful and unique nose of your own. Instead of the model everyone else is getting, your custom rhinoplasty will make you feel great long after the Duchess’s nose is out of style. Imagine getting a tattoo that’s currently popular, then years later getting it removed because it’s embarrassing or doesn’t look quite as good as when you got it. You may have the same experience with your celebrity inspired nose–after a few years, you might notice it’s not quite you.
Though it might be tempting to add a little royal flair to your nose, don’t be star struck and ask for the first nose you like. For more information about designing your new look, contact Dr. Bentkover of Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery at (508) 363-6500 in Worcester, MA or (617) 247-0033 in Stoneham, MA.