Should I go under the knife or not? This is the question a lot of models, actresses, and influencers ask themselves. Particularly if they don’t like their nose.

It has been estimated that a picture of your face taken from a foot away can make your nose appear about 30% larger than a picture taken from 5 feet away. Something like that can really weigh heavily on a young model’s mind. They may simply dread tight shots and worry that their nose is keeping them from booking work. So, they consider getting a nose job to make themselves feel more confident and more marketable.

Is this the right move? It could be. This is an incredibly personal decision and one that needs to be taken seriously.

The Plastic Surgery Stigma is Dying

In 2014, a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey revealed that only 17% of respondents were in favor of plastic surgery, while 49% were completely against the idea. Now, fast-forward to June of 2020. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons conducted a survey and found that 49% of respondents were open to getting their first-ever plastic surgery.

This is obviously a massive shift in attitudes towards plastic surgery in less than a decade. But what caused it?

First of all, the Millennial generation is getting older and they have a more liberal attitude towards plastic surgery than Baby Boomers or Generation X. They are easily the fastest growing plastic surgery demographic and their numbers are poised to explode as more Millennials approach their 40s.

At the same time, the global pandemic made millions of people rethink how they felt about plastic surgery. Most of the North American workforce was forced to work from home and forced onto daily video calls. A lot of people joked that Zoom made them feel insecure, but Zoom had a very tangible impact on the plastic surgery industry. In fact, 70% of surveyed plastic surgeons saw an increase in business during the pandemic, and 78% of those respondents reported an increase in rhinoplasty procedures.

This means that society, as a whole, now has a far more liberal attitude towards plastic surgery. Not only is it acceptable for a model to get plastic surgery, but it is also just as acceptable for lawyers, teachers, and executives.

Many Other Success Stories

If you decide to go down this path, you certainly won’t be the first or the last.

A lot of famous actresses and models have had nose jobs, either prior to or during their careers. This includes names like Priyanka Chopra, Cameron Diaz, Jillian Michaels, and Jennifer Anniston. They all talk publically about their nose jobs and stand firmly behind their decisions.

Is the nose job something that can help your self-esteem or your career? That’s for you to decide. If you have been thinking about this for some time, your best bet is to at least meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon to explore your options.