Monuments Replace Celebrities As Plastic-Surgery Inspiration

In an ad spotted recently on the back of a Chinese taxicab, one plastic surgeon promised to reshape your nose following a new ideal aesthetic ratio. He wasn’t talking about the golden ratio, but the promise to give his clients an  “Eiffel Nose.” An “Eiffel Nose” is a snuffer that conforms to the proportions of France’s national treasure, boasting an ultra-scientific nose-to-face angle of 85 degrees.

Although we have no confirmation of whether “Eiffel Noses” are the new “Smile Lifts” in China, it did get us thinking: What monuments would serve as better plastic-surgery inspiration than celebrities? Here are our choices for historic landmarks that should be the new golden ratio for plastic surgery. Click through our monumental plastic-surgery slideshow to see what replaced Blake Lively, Angelina Jolie, Michelle Obama, and more.

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A chiseled jaw line like the Sphinx

Ask for a chiseled (literally) jaw line inspired by a more timeless and mysterious beauty than Angelina Jolie’s: the Sphinx.

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Breasts like the Taj Mahal

Perfect symmetry makes an impression, as do the domes of the Taj Mahal. Blake Lively’s look pretty good, too, I guess.

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Curves like the Saint Basil’s Cathedral

Sofia Vergara may be admired for her waist-to-hip ratio, but tourists have been admiring the curves of the Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow for years.

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Thigh gaps like Stonehenge

The Victoria’s Secret Angels and their thigh gaps are mysteries of nature and genetics. But Stonehenge’s have been a mystery to geologists and archaeologists for centuries and have left a far more lasting impression.

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Alien doe eyes like the Burj al Arab

Mila Kunis may look doe-eyed now, but will her eyes retain their youthful, shiny appeal like the Burj in Dubai?

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Arms like the Statue of Liberty

Some claim that Michelle Obama has caused a surge in upper-arm lifts, supposedly the most popular plastic surgery of 2013. But wouldn’t Lady Liberty’s guns be even more patriotic?

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A body as chiseled as the Coliseum

Chisel a little away, like the Coliseum. Or a lot of littles, like Heidi Montag.

Monuments As the New Plastic-Surgery Inspiration