The official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is called Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In the April issue of the journal, researchers report on a study that found that the selfies we snap don’t offer us an accurate perception of our facial features. For example, the length of one’s chin decreases in our selfie photos, while our noses appear larger than they actually are. So, what’s the big deal? Researchers say that there is a noted relationship between the increase in selfie photographs and an increase in rhinoplasty requests, particularly among younger patients. In other words, being dissatisfied with what we see of ourselves in our selfies, we now try to fix what we interpret as a socially unacceptable appearance through getting a nose job. Physicians are concerned that selfie facial distortions are contributing to adolescent mental health concerns. We are far too consumed with our appearances. God is most concerned with the state of our hearts, we should be as well.
Selfies, Self-Perception, and Nose Jobs
May 11, 2022