Ladies would pay a king’s ransom for London’s prettiest royal bridge.
New York women are flocking to local plastic surgeons in search of spring’s hottest accessory — Kate Middleton’s royal nose.
“I love the shape and size of Kate Middleton’s nose and just knew I had to have it,” says Brianna Diaz, 26, an office manager from Long Island. Diaz is scheduled for her royal rhinoplasty in two weeks.
“I saw her nose a little while ago and now it is a huge thing for me, like an obsession and I just want to get it done,” she says.
Some believe Duchess Kate Middleton has a schnoz for the ages.
Two years ago, Jessica Blaier, a 22-year-old NYU student, was flipping through People magazine in search of a new sniffer when she came across wedding pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge.
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“When I saw Kate’s nose, I just knew it was the perfect nose for me,” says the premed student. “Other celebrities had parts of their noses that I wanted, but Kate’s nose had it all. The bridge swoops. The tip doesn’t fall when she smiles. And it’s feminine.”
So she ripped out two pictures of the Duchess, a head-on shot and a profile, and took it to Dr. Thomas Romo, director of facial plastic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital on the upper East Side, who knew just what she wanted.
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Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg shows off Kate Middleton photos that he uses for example to his patients at his office in Woodbury.
“She wanted a nice, natural-looking nose that complemented her face,” says Dr. Romo, who estimates he’s already performed 100 of the $10,000-$12,000 procedures. A year later, Blaier walked out of Dr. Romo’s office with a nose fit for a queen.
With $11 billion spent by Americans on cosmetic surgery in 2012, other plastic surgeons in New York have noticed the trend and are taking pro-active steps to enhance the Kate Middleton nose job experience for their patients.
“A couple of months ago, these women started coming into my office and asking for Kate Middleton’s nose,” says Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg, a Manhattan plastic surgeon and author of “A Little Nip, A Little Tuck.” “It has become so popular that we have made a file of a dozen Kate Middleton pictures to show patients when they come in for their consultation.”
Jessica Blaier before (left) and after her nose was done to resemble that of Kate Middleton.
Dr. Greenberg estimates that 20 women are currently scheduled for the $7,000 procedure in the next month, including Johanna Ricardi, a secretary in Seacliff, Long Island.
“I want a change and that’s an adorable nose on a very pretty woman,” she says. “I’ve been looking around at different actresses and people like that and there was all this buzz about Kate’s nose. I had a look at it and I said, you know what, that is like the cutest thing ever.
“And who wouldn't want to look like a princess?”