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Kate Middleton's nose has become increasingly popular in the United States, according to a report, with more and more women looking to plastic surgeons to give them the Duchess' nose.
A report in the New York Daily News has highlighted the recent surge in women asking for Middleton's nose. Manhattan's Dr Stephen Greenberg has reported that he started getting numerous requests for the Duchess' nose a few months back.
Greenberg said, "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."
The doctor has said that he already has 20 women scheduled to get plastic surgery in the next month, with each paying about $7,000 for the work.
Lenox Hill Hospital's Dr Thomas Romo told the Daily News, "Women, especially over the age of 28, want the nose of a woman who is regal, refined and strong. They certainly don't want the scooped out, over-affected, upturned, pinched nose of a pop star."
Apparently Middleton's nose has a feminine look, with a cute upturn at the end, and is also in perfect proportion to the rest of her face, according to facial experts, who are attempting to explain why so many people want to have Middleton's nose.
According to ABC News, one woman, Jessica Blaier, wanted so desperately to look like Kate Middleton that she took one of her favorite photos of Middleton to Dr. Thomas Romo III, who is a director of facial plastic surgery at Lennox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. Showing him the photo of Kate, she explained that she wanted her nose to look just like Middleton's.
According to the report, Blaier paid $12,000 to have plastic surgery so that she could have Kate Middleton's nose moulded on her face.
Blaier has since come on Good Morning America to talk about her procedure. The 21 year old woman said, "Every time she smiled I was like 'Wow! I want my nose to be like that'."
The young woman explained to the TV hosts that she had always felt her own nose was too big for her face, and that she hated the way it looked when she smiled.
Her displeasure with her looks led her to seek a different nose, and after going under the knife she insists that she is happy with the results.
She explained, "I try to get in every picture I can. Her nose is what I modeled with and that's what I got. It was definitely a process, but it was so worth it."
Here is a video report of women getting surgery to try to get their noses looking like Kate Middleton's: