Selfies may motivate people to get nose jobs, new research claims.
Researchers said this is because the short distance between the face and the camera makes nose look 30 percent larger than normal.
Furthermore, 42 percent of plastic surgeons say people opt for nose jobs to improve how they look on Facebook and Twitter.
The study, led by researchers at Rutgers University, shows for the first time the extraordinary extent to which close up images alters a person's central facial feature.
Researchers found selfies increase nose sizes by 30 percent in men and 29 percent in women
Researcher Dr Boris Paskhover, facial plastics & reconstructive surgeon, told Daily Mail Online these findings aren't surprising.
'People have to be aware that selfies change how your face looks,' Dr Paskhover said.
'I notice a lot of my patients come in and show me selfies of what they looks like,' he said. 'And I have to tell them that those selfies aren't accurate.'
For the study, Dr Paskhover and his colleagues developed a mathematical model to help describe how much selfie cameras distort the face.
His team's facial model was based on data collected from a random sample of racially and ethnically diverse participants across the US.
They then used the average length and width of noses and heads to determine the perceived change in nose breadth in both males and females at a selfie distance of 12 inches, five feet and infinity.
They found that when taken 12 inches away,