Many people are bothered by their appearance when looking at selfie photos taken on their cellular phone cameras. Unlike professional cameras, the cameras built into cellular phones distort the actual appearance of the face in predictable ways. The above photo is a selfie taken of me and my wife Fara at Van Gogh Exhibition: The Immersive Experience. Seek a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon if you have questions or concerns about your face or neck.
How Cellphone Cameras Distort Facial Features
Dr. Jeffrey Harmon
Most Cellular Phone Cameras Have Wide-Angle Lenses to Capture Distant Landscapes
The distortion associated with the use of cellular phone cameras is worse the closer the camera is to the focus. That is why selfies tend to be so distorting, especially of the center of the face. This includes the forehead, eyes, and nose. That is why it is common for individuals to be more bothered by the appearance of their nose in selfies as opposed to when looking in the mirror, though appropriate concerns about the appearance of their nose likely persist when looking in the mirror.
The Photos Taken in Clinic Involve a Lens That Better Approximates Human Vision
The cameras used to take pre-operative and post-operative photos are Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras that allow lens attachments with different focal lengths. The 50mm focal length lens more closely approximates human vision. As a result, images of facial features better approximate reality.
Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon
It is important to seek a fellowship-trained specialist in plastic surgery of the face and neck when you have concerns about your face or neck.
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