Did the Duchess Kate Spark a New Nose Trend?
Kate Middleton has sparked a lot of public attention from the time she first started dating Prince William. Now that she is a Duchess, married and with child, she is often featured in tabloid magazines, news articles and television reports. The media swirl surrounding her every move has inspired a new trend in plastic surgery according to this article:
Dr. Thomas Romo III
Dr. Romo III is the director of facial plastic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Rhinoplasty, which is cosmetic surgery of the nose, is an extremely popular surgery that costs between $10,000 and $12,000. Dr. Romo III reports that he has performed approximately 100 of these procedures to make noses look like Kate Middleton’s. Another plastic surgeon in Manhattan, Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg states: “A couple of months ago, these women started coming into my office and asking for Kate Middleton’s nose.” Middleton’s name has come up in many more consultations on plastic surgery procedures with a special preference for her face in general and her nose in particular.
ABC’s Good Morning America
A recent report that aired on the ABC network during the Good Morning America broadcast interviewed some of the many women who are hoping to end up with a nose that resemble the Duchess’. Jessica Blaier is 22 years old and has been fantasizing about Middleton’s nose since her wedding in 2011 to Prince William that was broadcast worldwide and had an audience of millions. Blaier says, “Every time she smiles, I was like – that’s what I want. I want my nose to be like that.” Her desire was so strong that she brought a picture of Duchess Kate to Dr. Romo III’s office for a consultation. A year after this initial discussion, the nose of her dreams was a reality every time she looks in the mirror.
Americans have spent in excess of $11 billion on cosmetic surgery in 2012 alone with rhinoplasty being one of the most common facial procedures that are wanted. Kate Middleton’s beauty and grace have inspired so many women to undertake the procedure that Dr. Greenberg’s office actually keeps several pictures of her on file. These pictures are often referred to by patients looking for a new and improved appearance. Dozens of women have perused this file with pictures of Duchess Kate’s nose from nearly every angle, lighting and look. Dr. Greenberg stated that at the time of the interview, approximately 20 women were scheduled for the procedure in the next month alone with more sure to come.
Dreams of living the life of a princess with prince charming are often not something that little girls grow out of. Duchess Kate has inspired many girls big and little to dream of royal fairy tale life. Her beauty, fashion sense and fairy tale life have inspired many to take the plunge into plastic surgery as more and more women point to her nose as inspiration for their rhinoplasty procedures. With a new little prince or princess arriving soon, these dreams are sure to go on.