We at New Times often wonder what we'd look like with DD breasts and lips like inner tubes.
And if the Good Father did not see fit to bless you with Shakira's backside or the chin like a book-end that you so desire, you can stop picturing in your head how you might appear. You can find out, thanks to an app called Plastic Surgery Simulator.
The app is available for download on your computer, Android, or iPhone. It allows you to take a photo of yourself and try out different "enhancements" to your image. You can then expand, decrease, or move features on your face and body as you desire.
The idea being that you can see almost exactly what the nose job you want would look like.
"It sounds kind of comical, but it's a basis for discussion," says Daniel Shapiro, a local plastic surgeon in Paradise Valley.
Shapiro says he uses a similar, although much more advanced, version of the app in his office. He says the app has value because people can see for themselves how they'd look before they make an appointment. (We're skeptical of any meaningful use it claims to have.)
On the app's website you can check out a demo gallery, which shows some of the app's features, such as rhinoplasty, liposuction, breast surgery, and one called "Ethnic," in case you feel the need to de-ethnicize yourself.
We can't help thinking there's a better name for this or that it could have fit in the nose-job section as well.
We also can't help thinking that putting an app in the hands of people who might already be given to obsessing over their body is not exactly constructive.
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And if that weren't bad enough, the app also has a feature that allows you to upload your augmented self onto Facebook so your many friends can comment. "It can be a silly application," remarks Shapiro.