By Macaela Mackenzie. Photo by: Getty Images.
Meghan Markle's nose is becoming just as popular as she is, apparently.
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement yesterday, the world let out a collective squeal of excitement. Cue the obsession with emulating every little detail of the future princess’s wardrobe, hair, and even according to one plastic surgeon, her facial structure.
“Patients started coming to me about six months ago requesting Meghan Markle's nose,” Stephen T. Greenberg, a New York-based cosmetic surgeon, tells Allure. The key, he says, is her straight nasal profile and the defined tip of her nose. “She has a pretty great nose, but I think the beauty of it is that it isn't perfect. From the profile you can see that she has a very slight dorsal hump of the nose that is almost undetectable when looking at her straight on.”
It’s not just the nose — her killer cheekbones and don’t-even-need-to-contour jawline are also on the top of patients’ lists. “Today she is probably one of the top, if not the number one, request that I am getting from patients hoping to look like their favorite celebrities,” says Greenberg.
According to Greenberg, the future princess has officially dethroned reality TV royalty Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner for the most requested celebrity-inspired procedures — and her influence on plastic surgery trends is only growing. “There seems to be a direct relationship, as she has grown more serious in her relationship and public outings with Prince Harry to the requests growing as well,” Greenberg says. Since yesterday's nuptial announcement, requests have spiked even more, he adds.
Just like the Kylie Jenner Effect, the Royal Effect is having a real impact on shaping surgeons’ practices. “My practice saw a huge bump after the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011,” Greenberg says. After Pippa’s posterior famously stole the show, he says a flood of patients came in wanting the Pippa Butt Lift, “a smaller and more athletic, natural version of the Kardashian booty.”
What defines Markle’s features — and makes them so covetable — is their strength and approachability, says Greenberg. “Let's face it, she's gorgeous but also comes off as the girl next door. I think patients find the natural quality of her nose and face as a whole to be most appealing,” he says. If that’s any indication, the recent trend of relatability in the royal family will only continue with the crowning of the next People’s Princess.
This story originally appeared on Allure.
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