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Research Letter
Jul/Aug 2018

Nasal Distortion in Short-Distance Photographs: The Selfie Effect

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey
  • 2Department of Computer Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2018;20(4):333-335. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2018.0009

The selfie, or self-photograph, has rapidly become one of the major photographic modalities of our time; in 2014 alone, there were over 93 billion selfies taken on Android phones per day.1,2 Despite the ease with which selfies are taken, the short distance from the camera causes a distortion of the face owing to projection, most notably an increase in nasal dimensions.