Every plastic surgeon in London knows that requests to look like celebrities are commonplace, and, up till now, it’s been lip fillers and buttock enhancements that have been some of the most popular, thanks to the Kardashians.
In November 2017, though, Prince Harry announced his engagement to girlfriend Meghan Markle, and we’re finding that, as a result, the Kardashians are being knocked off the top spot in favour of the new soon-to-be royal.
It’s not the first time that a royal wedding has led to a shift in trends, though: after William and Kate’s wedding, the number of requests for a butt lifts surged, thanks to footage of Pippa Middleton on the day.
And now it’s Meghan Markle’s turn, with her nose proving a hit with women up and down the country.
The Suits actress’ nose is the inspiration behind a huge number of current rhinoplasty requests, thanks to its straight profile and defined tip, which can only be seen when looking at her sideways on. It may not be a nose that’s as ‘perfect’ as other celebrities who have inspired rhinoplasty trends in the past (the likes of Jessica Alba, Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson all have noses that have been requested by huge numbers of rhinoplasty patients), but it’s a nose that has character, and one that could well signal a shift in cosmetic surgery trends.
For many, cosmetic surgery isn’t about going under the knife to look perfect, it’s simply about creating a look with which the patient is happy. Meghan Markle’s nose veers more towards the girl next door look than, for example, the perfection of the Kardashians’ features, which have been popular for so long.
Of course, it’s not just Markle’s nose that’s proving popular: the sharpness of her jawline and the profile of her cheekbones are also being more widely requested from plastic surgeons. While the royal family are loved by some and loathed by others, one thing is definitely clear: when it comes to the way they look, they’re setting trends in the worlds of fashion, hair, beauty and cosmetic surgery alike.