A research published in the JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery journal suggests that your nose in selfies is bigger than what it actually is in real life.
The distortion in size has to do with the proximity of the phone to your face.
According to researchers' calculations, if a selfie is taken 1.27 meters away (regular portrait distance) from an individual's face, the nose in the picture won't be unreasonably enlarged.
However, if the lens is placed at or within 30 cm (selfie distance) to the individual's face, the nose in the picture can look much larger - up to 30% for men and 29% for women.
Turns out, the closer you hold your phone, the bigger your nose could look.
According to a poll by American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 42 percent of surgeons in 2016 reported patients seeking cosmetic procedures for improved selfies and pictures on social media platforms.
Knowing now that this could be an illusion, you can hold on the nose jobs and get a selfie stick instead.