Blake Lively is well know for being a star on “Gossip Girl.” In my world of facial plastic surgery, she is cited by my patients as being an example of good rhinoplasty. I often ask patients, “whose nose do you like?” I usually get the answer that they don’t want anyone else’s nose, but one that suits their face. They want a nose that minimizes their own prominent or exaggerated features, whether its a bulbous tip or prominent hump, but still looks like their nose. In essence, they want to soften or miniaturize their nasal features that they feel are too strong or distracting, which do not blend with their face, and stand out in prominence. They are almost like caricatured features that disrupt the harmony of the face, because they focus our attention on them. Yet, these patients don’t want to get rid of these features. Usually they just want to visually “soften” them. My patients don’t want to be someone else, they just want to be a better version of themself. This is a great misunderstanding among people who malign plastic surgery as an attempt by insecure people to change their identity into someone that they naively believe will feel more comfortable to them. The vast majority of patients still want to look like themselves. In fact, they often don’t even want anyone to notice they’ve changed. Really.