Nose shapes are just like any other body part: no two are exactly alike. With that being said, there are shared features and commonalities that you can identify in order to help you figure out which nose most closely resembles your own.

Whether you’re considering a nose treatment and procedure or just want to know which kind of nose you have, this list of the most common nose types will provide you with the insight you’re after.

Sniffing Out Nose Shapes: The 12 Mo...
Sniffing Out Nose Shapes: The 12 Most Common Nose Types

According to Israeli professor Abraham Tamir, the majority of nose shapes can be classified into one of 14 distinct types, ranging from the fleshy nose, which is the most common by a landslide, to the less common snub nose and hawk nose. Tamir published his findings in a 2011 edition of the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.

However, scholars have since determined that Tamir’s study has its drawbacks, most notably that it essentially only identifies the most common types of Caucasian noses. For that reason we’ve altered our list to include common nose shapes found in white populations as well as those seen more often in African Americans, Asians and Latinos.

Nose shapes are defined by a variety of factors, primarily the shape of the nasal bones and the nasal cartilage. During nose-reshaping surgery, doctors are able to manipulate by smoothing, augmenting and enhancing either the bones or the cartilage of the nose.

Though beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and all nose shapes have their unique aesthetic advantages, the Roman nose, the snub nose, and the Greek nose are the most popular shapes requested by plastic surgery candidates.

» If you’re interested in discussing or undergoing a rhinoplasty, whether surgical or non-invasive, use our cosmetic directory to find a board-certified plastic surgeon nearby. It’s important to weigh your options and seek multiple professional opinions before considering this procedure.

Different Parts of the Nose

When it comes to nose shapes, it is significant to understand the nose structure and parts. Let’s go.

Upper part (Nasal Dorsum)

The upper part of the Nasal Dorsum consists of bones, and the lower part of the Dorsum consists of cartilages (firm tissue, which is flexible and softer than bone). It is considered a “bridge” that connects the tip of the Nose to the face. 

The middle part (Nasal Septum)

It is the part below the Dorsum that acts as a middle wall. It separates the nostrils into right and left.

The middle part of the nose

Tip (Nasal Tip)

The nasal tip of the Nose is present at the lowest part of the Nose. It consists of cartilages and determines the Nose’s external center. It has a major influence on the overall appearance of the Nose.

Tip of the nose

Radix: The radix is the point that lies between the eyes. It is considered a nasal root or origin (starting point of the Nose)

Nostrils: It is the opening of the nasal cavity, where air and other gases pass in and out of the Nose. 

Columella: It lies between the nostrils by connecting the nasal tip to the nasal base

Alae: This lateral winged part covers nostrils and comprises soft tissues and cartilages. 

Alae of the nose

Internal parts of the Nose

Nasal bones: These lie in the nasal dorsum region. It gives shape and projection to the bridge of the Nose, and it varies in size and form for different persons.

Upper lateral cartilages: This forms the middle part of the Nose and lies below the nasal bone. It has significant importance in the shape of the Nose as it widens the nostrils for proper airflow.

Lower later cartilages (alar cartilages): The lower lateral cartilage lies below the ULC and determines the shape of the nasal tip. Two lower lateral cartilages are attached with alae on each side of the tip. It forms the apex of the Nose.

Domes: This is the axis/ hinge point of alar cartilages. It has recently got its attention in Rhinoplasty through the dome’s technique. In this technique, plastic surgeons could control the desired rotation angles of the nasal tip in facial surgery.

Perfect Nose Profile

The Nose occupies the central position in facial aesthetics. The nose profile is different for each individual, and it’s mostly decided based on the four nose angles (varies upon phenotypical groups/ race) mentioned below,

Nasofrontal angle (radix angle): It is an angle of the Nose that makes with the forehead. The experts suggest that the ideal nasofrontal angle could be between 115 degrees- 135 degrees. The nasofrontal angle is generally obtuse (90 degrees- 180 degrees).

Nasofacial angles (frontal facial angles):

It is the angle of intersection between two lines. The first line is from the nasion (indentation/ small dent between the forehead and Nose) to the Pronasale (anterior midpoint of the nasal tip). The second line is from the nasion to the pogonion (most anterior/ front chin point). The experts suggest that the ideal nasofacial angle could be 30-40 degrees.

Nasolabial angle is an intersection angle between the lines passing through the columella (lower lip edge) and the upper lip’s edge. The ideal nasolabial angles suggested by experts could be 90-120 degrees. Generally, acute (ideally between 90-95 degrees) angles may suit men, and obtuse (ideally between 95-115 degrees) angles may suit women. 

Mento-cervical Angle: 

It is an intersection point between two lines. One line is from Glabella (point above radix) to pogonion. The other line is from the chin (Menton) to the cervical point. In general, it lies between 80-95 degrees.

Nasomental angle:

The intersection angle between the line of nasion to the nasal tip and the line between the nasal tip to the chin. The suggested ideal angle could be between 120-132 degrees. Naso-mental and Mento cervical angles determine the nose angle relative to the chin. 

Other nose profile rules

Horizontal thirds of the face:

In this method, the face is divided into three parts. The first is from hairline to Glabella, the second is from Glabella to the columella, and the third is from nasal tip to chin.

Vertical fifths of the face:

In this rule, the face is divided into five parts vertically. Each part will be one-eye breadth size. According to this rule, the nasal width should equal the face’s middle part (middle fifth).

Perfect Nose Shape

There are different nose shapes for humans; among them, some of the aesthetically pleasing nose shapes for women and men are mentioned below:

Button nose: Like the name, this nose shape is small with a tiny round tipThis nose shape may largely suit both men and women with small faces, perhaps quite prominent in East Asia and Europe.

Button Nose

Celestial Nose (turned up Nose): It is a small nose similar to a button nose with a slightly upward protruding nasal tip. It has a slight dent at the nasal bridge (Dorsum), which may give a more elite look. It is possibly more attractive to both men and women with narrow and short faces. It is perhaps more suitable for women. 

Celestial Nose

Snub Nose: Snub nose is a small, upturned nose much like a celestial. The only difference could be the slight visibility of nostrils in the front view. The snub Nose may give a cute look for both men and women. It is perhaps a suitable choice for more women.

Snub Nose

Greek Nose (straight Nose): It is a nose shape with a straight nasal bridge and narrow nostrils. It is perhaps the most popular nose shape for both men and women. It is most attractive because of its small nostrils, which have no curvature or dents in the nasal bridge.

Greek Nose

Duchess nose: Duchess’s nose shape got its name from the inspiration of Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge). It is similar to a Greek nose with a straight nasal bridge with a 106-degree nose tip. The attractive feature of this nose type possibly lies in the prominent nose tip. This nose shape suits both men and women, perhaps with a narrow face.

Roman Nose: Roman Nose is featured by a slight upward curve at the nasal bridge and a downward curve at the nasal tip. It may suit more narrow-faced or long-faced people. This nose shape is suitable for both men and women and perhaps the most choice for men.

Roman Nose

Aquiline Nose: The aquiline Nose is similar to the Roman Nose. The nasal bridge is similar, but the nasal tip is straight compared to the Roman Nose. It is suitable for men and women, and men may prefer this nose type more.

Aquiline Nose


Is There Anything Like The Most Beautiful Nose In The World?

The word beauty is not standard everywhere. Imagine Disney princess stories, where the American accent and face cuts are widely shown. So many people would have thought that their appearance and nose shape was the most beautiful. They also look beautiful when they show the princess and characters from different regions and ethnicities. When you are a big fan of the K-Pop, K- series, you can see that males have short noses but still look gorgeous. So, everybody has the most beautiful Nose, and beauty is just our mind and visual perspective. In the end, your personality overlaps the tag “Most Beautiful.”

Most Attractive Nose Shape

The beauty standards have been changing for men and women over the years. Various factors determine the attractive nose shape. Few studies intimate that men with a nose of 90 degrees angle from the nasal tip to a lip are possibly more attractive. Some experts say that a straight, long and downward-tipped nose is handsome. Some researchers say that Men with “ski-slope” noses with a nasofrontal angle of 130 degrees and nasolabial angle of 97 degrees may be considered more charming and youthful. A thin nose may be most acceptable for women. The low radix and small chin are possibly considered more attractive for women.

In women, the Nose of 105-110 degrees from the nasal tip to the upper lip seems more attractive. The slightly dented nasal bridge may be attractive to more women than men. A wider nose is perhaps most considerable for men, and the high radix and strong chin may be considered more attractive.

The most attractive nose shape varies between individuals; the points mentioned do not apply to everyone. It varies highly based on nasal angles and other facial considerations. The attractive nose shape also varies based on the phenotype (race) and places.

Average Nose Size

The average nose size is considered 5.5 cm long and 2.6 cm wide for men and for women is considered 5.1cm long and 2.2cm wide. It is the average size for men and women, but it varies greatly based on ethnicity and age. It is majorly influenced by climate and evolution. For example, East Asians may have shorter measurements than the average size, and Africans may have higher than the average size. Older people may have wider noses than young people. So, instead of considering average nose size, we may consider ideal nose size. It also varies on the individual by the nasal angles, Nose and facial structure, shape and proportions. 

Big Nose vs. Small Nose

The big Nose and small Nose both are elegant and have advantages in their features. In most cases, the Nose shape is determined by certain factors. These factors determine individuals to get adapted in their habitat, in general. The most common myth about big and small noses is that boys are meant for big noses, and girls are meant for small Noses. So, both genders feel awkward about their Nose if it happens and vice versa, but in reality, gender has nothing to do with the nose shape and size. The big or small Nose is not only meant to define facial beauty but also has significant characteristics and purposes.

Genetics: The Nose does the same function for all but with different shapes and sizes. Recent studies found that certain genes are greatly responsible for the Nose’s shape, size and width. 

Ethnic origin: Each ethnicity perhaps mostly has a standard nose shape. For example, North Africans generally have Nubian Nose (also known as broad Nose, characterized by wide alae and short nose length). Likewise, different ethnicities have their common nose shapes.

Climate: The nostril size will mostly be based on the temperature and humidity of their origin place. Generally, People from the colder region have long nasal bridges with narrower nostrils to warm the air they breathe. People from hotter regions have wide nostrils with a short nasal bridge as they don’t need air warmth like in colder regions.

How to tell if your Nose is big

While seeing the nose, most people may feel it is big and not pretty. Usually, the nose size is determined not only by its visual appeal but by certain criteria. Here is how to tell if your nose is big.

Nasolabial angle: The Nasolabial angle is the angle between the columella and the upper lip. The experts suggest that the ideal angle could be between 95-110 degrees in women and 90-95 degrees in men.

Facial Harmony: Facial Harmony can be determined by the vertical-fifth rule and the horizontal-third rule. According to the vertical-fifth rule (face will be divided into five equal parts vertically), the Nose width should be one-fifth of the face. The Horizontal third rule (face will be divided into three equal parts horizontally) mentions the length of the Nose should be one-third of the face.

Nasal Index: Nasal index is the ratio calculated by dividing the Nasal Width by Length and multiplying by 100. In this method, the nose shape is divided into five major types. In this method, the person with a nasal index between the ratios 85-99.9 has a Platyrrhine (broad and short) Nose, and the ratio above 100 could be termed a hyper platyrrhine (very broad) nose. 

Nasal Tip Rotation: It refers to the angle of the nose tip, whether it’s upward, downwards or straight. Generally, the male may suit more with the angle of 90-100 degrees, and for women, it may be 95-108 degrees.

Why does my Nose look big sometimes?

Many people determine their nose shape with visual reelection. Although it may give a good perspective about the shape of the Nose, it is often misleading or misunderstood in most cases. Your Nose may look bigger sometimes in selfies. According to a study on plastic surgery, selfies may show the Nose 30% smaller. It is because more people are taking selfies closer, approximately 12 inches (Pro- tip: take selfies at five feet distance while checking for nose shape).

Your Nose may appear bigger due to some health conditions like Rosacea (appears to be more blushed and the blood vessels will be visible in the face), sinusitis (sinus), cold and other allergic reactions.

Nose Genetics

Nowadays, many of us looking for a nose job have a common knowledge that nose shape, size and structure are characterized by our ancestors. So, do you think that your nose shape evolved only from your mom and dad? Yes, it’s right, but not exactly. They evolved from our ancestors, who lived millions of years ago. They got the nose shapes by adapting to the climate and their habitat. Now scientists have found that certain genes are responsible for our nose shape. They also found that we are slightly evolving from archaic humans. For instance, Genes GLI3, DCHS2 and RUNX2 have changed a lot in modern times, and especially GL13 had rapid evolution. Common Nose Genes include

PAX3- It is associated with an eye to nasion distance, prominence of nasion with eye width nose tip and side walls of the Nose. It also determines the Naso-labial angle along with DCHS2- It influences the prominence of the nasal bridge and is thought to influence adjacent facial regions.

PRDM16- It influences the length and prominence of the Nose and width of the alae.

SOX9- It determines the shape of the Ala and nose tip

SUPT3H (variation) – It influences Nasolabial angle and nasal bridge shape.

GL13 and PAX1- It is related to nostril breadth

RUNX2- It drives bone development and influences the width of the nasal bridge

DCHS2- It is involved in cartilage growth, influences the Nose’s tip, and determines the angle (pointiness) of the tip.

The 12 Most Common Nose Types

Fleshy Nose

By far the most common nose shape identified in Tamir’s study, the fleshy nose accounts for over 24 percent of noses. This type of nose, which was dubbed “The Einstein” by CBS News (because of Einstein’s blatantly fleshy sniffer) is marked by its bulbous appearance.

Albert Einstein

Typically, fleshy noses are identified by their large, protruding shape. They can be petite as well, just so long as they have more of a fatty appearance than a bony one. In addition to Albert Einstein, many famous celebs sport the fleshy nose, including Prince Philip and Mark Ruffalo.

Turned-Up Nose

The turned-up nose, aka the celestial nose, is exactly what you’d expect it to be: a relatively small nose with a dent at the middle of the bridge and a protruding lobule, or tip. Celebrities like Emma Stone have made the turned-up nose extra-desirable, with plastic surgeons reporting that hers is one of the most-oft requested nose shapes identified by nose-reshaping surgery candidates.

Emma Stone
Emma Stone

Sometimes the corrected up-turned nose can arguably go a little too far, as in the case of Michael Jackson’s nose post-plastic surgery, but such anomalies aside, the top board-certified rhinoplasty surgeons have pretty well perfected the art of the celestial nose. Along with Emma Stone, English Actress Carey Mulligan is also known for her upturned nose. About 13 percent of people share the celestial nose.

» Is a celestial nose the nose for you? Use our consultation tool to talk with a plastic surgeon online and find out what your options are.

Carey Mulligan Nose Job 

Carey Mulligan is a British actress nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award. While she is widely lauded for her talent, some have speculated that her success may be due partly to her appearance. In particular, many have speculated that Mulligan has had a nose job. While Carey Mulligan has never confirmed or denied these rumors, it is undeniable that her nose appears narrower and more refined than it did in her earlier work. However, it is also possible that the change in her appearance is due to natural aging or make-up changes. Whether or not Mulligan has had surgery, she is undoubtedly a beautiful and talented actress who has earned critical acclaim for her work.

Is An Upturned Nose Attractive? 

This question has been debated for centuries. Some say that an upturned nose is a sign of beauty, while others believe it is merely a matter of preference. Many famous people with turned-up noses include Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn. These women are considered to be some of the most beautiful in history. While there is no definitive answer to this question, it seems safe to say that turned-up noses are certainly not a deal-breaker when it comes to attraction. Ultimately, whether or not an upturned nose is attractive is up to the individual.

Roman Nose

Much like the less-common Greek nose, the Roman nose is named so because it resembles the noses found on the faces of many ancient Roman sculptures. The Roman nose is marked by its sloping curve that prominently protrudes from the face. Its exaggerated bridge often has a slight bend or curve.

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling

This European sniffer is often found in those with a strong, defined profile. Celebrities with a Roman nose shape include Ryan Gosling and Tom Cruise (proof, perhaps, that even the most dramatic nose shapes don’t deter from attractiveness). Roughly 9 percent of the global population have Roman noses.

Bumpy Nose

Also found in approximately 9 percent of the population, the Bumpy Nose is another one of the world’s most common nose shapes. This nose is marked by its bumpy outline, with either a subtle or prominent curve in the dip.

Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson

Those with a bumpy nose are among the most common candidates for rhinoplasty, as it’s relatively simple for surgeons to smooth bumps (sometimes in minimally invasive no-knife nose job procedures) when compared to other procedures, like widening and slimming.  In her younger years, Barbra Streisand had a prominent bump in her nose, which she later smoothed out with rhinoplasty.

Did Owen Wilson Have A Nose Job?

Some speculate that Owen Wilson may have had a nose job. He now has a different-looking nose than when he first started in Hollywood.

Owen had two accidents and needed two rhinoplasty procedures to fix his nose. These procedures are used to remodel a person’s nose or to fix a deviated septum. That explains why the actor’s nose seemed to be shaped strangely.

Has Owen Wilson Had Plastic Surgery?

Although it is impossible to determine whether or not Owen Wilson has had plastic surgery, some indications are that he may have gone under the knife. For one thing, his face looks noticeably different in recent years. His nose appears to be thinner and more pointed, and his cheekbones seem to be more pronounced. In addition, he has been photographed on several occasions with what appears to be Band-Aids on his face, which is often a sign that someone has recently undergone a cosmetic procedure. Of course, it is also possible that Owen Wilson’s changing appearance is simply the result of aging or weight loss. However, given the significant changes to his appearance, it seems likely that at least some of them are due to plastic surgery.

Is Bumpy Nose A Crooked Nose? 

The terms “bumpy nose” and “crooked nose” are often used interchangeably, but they actually refer to two different types of nose deformities. A bumpy nose is typically the result of an injury or trauma that has damaged the cartilage, resulting in a visible bump or lump. On the other hand, a crooked nose is usually caused by a congenital deformity or genetic disorder that affects how the nose develops. As a result, a crooked nose may be more severe than a bumpy nose and may require surgery to correct. However, a skilled surgeon can cosmetically correct both types of nose deformities.

Snub Nose

Sometimes referred to as “The Mirren,” since it resembles the nose of Actress Helen Mirren, the snub nose is marked by its distinctive thin and pointed appearance. Those with a snub nose will also notice that it features a smaller, slightly rounder silhouette with a subtle upward slope at the tip.

Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren

It differs from the celestial nose in that it has a softer, rounder shape rather than a pointy appearance. According to Tamir’s study, only 5 percent of those surveyed had a snub nose.

Hawk Nose

Marked by its dramatic curved shape and prominent bridge, the hawk nose gets its name because it resembles the curved beak of an eagle and other predatory birds. The hawk nose is also referred to as the beak nose or aquiline nose (the word aquiline means “eagle-like”), and is a significant contributing factor to face shapes with strong profiles.

Adrian Brody
Adrian Brody

Celebrities with hawk noses include Adrian Brody, Barbra Streisand and Daniel Radcliffe. According to Tamir’s study, 4.9 percent of people have a hawk-shaped nose.

Greek Nose

Sometimes referred to as “the straight nose,” the Greek nose is often the envy of those of us with crooked noses. This type of nose is defined by its remarkably straight bridge, which is generally free of any humps or curves, and gets its name from the perfectly straight noses on centuries-old sculptures of Greek gods.

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston

A good example of a celebrity with a Greek nose is Jennifer Aniston, who — no surprise here — is a second-generation Greek. Her father, Greek-born Actor John Aniston, also sports the Greek “schnoz”. Princess Kate Middleton also has a good example of the Greek nose. Only about 3 percent of people share the Greek nose shape.

Nubian Nose

Featuring a longer bridge with a wide base, the Nubian nose, also called the wide nose, is most commonly found in those of African descent. According to the plastic surgeons we spoke to for the purposes of this article, people with Nubian noses tend to be regular recipients of plastic surgery, with patients often requesting narrowing procedures.


We think the Nubian nose needs no adjusting though, especially considering that some of the best-looking celebs — Beyoncé, Gabrielle Union and Michael Ealy among them — have this nose shape.

Wide Nose Bridge 

There are various types of nose jobs performed to correct a wide nose. One option is Nubian rhinoplasty, designed to reduce the width of the nose and create a more defined shape. This procedure is often combined with other techniques, such as septoplasty, to achieve the desired results. Nubian rhinoplasty typically involves incisions inside the nostrils and manipulating the underlying bone and cartilage.

East Asian Nose

Although it varies from country to country, the East Asian nose — marked by its slim, flat shape with a shorter tip — is one of the most common nose shapes among those who come from East Asian regions. According to Los Angeles based rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Charles Lee, many Asian patients request a widening of the nose in order to complement the rest of their facial features.

Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu

With that being said, many people with wider and larger nose shapes request reshaping surgeries to make their nose look more like the East Asian nose.

Nixon Nose

Aptly named because it resembles the iconic feature found on the 37th president of the United States, the Nixon nose is one of the least common nose shapes.

Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon

This prominent nose type is marked by its straight bridge, which curves at the end with a wider tip. Less than 1 percent of the population surveyed in Tamir’s study had a Nixon nose.

Bulbous Nose

Found in less than 0.5 percent of the population, this rare nose shape is defined by its rounded, curved tip, which often protrudes outward to create a bulbous, circular silhouette at the bottom of the nose.

Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton

The most famous examples of celebrities with bulbous nose are Bill Clinton and Aussie Actor Leo McKern, with the bulbous nose commonly used as an exaggerated feature in caricatures and cartoons.

Combo Nose

Though not technically its own nose shape, the combo nose takes components from various different nose shapes to create a unique silhouette. As you may have noticed, some celebs were listed twice as nose-shape examples, proving that even the rich and famous have nose shapes that don’t necessarily fall into a specific category.

Barbara Streisand
Barbara Streisand

For example, Barbra Streisand is a good example of a celeb who (pre-rhinoplasty) had a hawk-shaped nose with a bump. Those with combo noses prove that noses are like snowflakes, no two are exactly the same.

Nose shape by Ethnicity 

European Nose

People from European countries will have a nose with a narrow bridge. North European people will have wide-base noses with protruded tips. Whereas northwest European people have pointing-up noses. While comparing with other ethnic groups, with all these details, we can conclude that European people have longer noses. 

French Nose

Like other French people possess various unique physical characteristics. French people have an aquiline nose with a prominent bridge structure that gives a slightly curved shape to the nose. The portion will look like the curved beak of an eagle. 

Polish Nose

Persons from Poland look differently from each other based on the interaction of their genes and the place where they live. We can notice certain general features and characteristics in persons of Polish descent. They may be blondes with blue eyes and high cheekbones, and another characteristic is they usually have sharp and big noses.

Spanish Nose

Hispanic (Spanish-speaking people living in the US) noses have unique features like wider, bulbous tips, wider nostrils, and thicker skin. The drooping tips with weak cartilage are another specific feature of this nose type. Hispanic nose type has weak and soft cartilage in the nasal tip. Thus, it may require a cartilage graft to achieve optimal levels of support and refinement.

Italian Big Nose

Apart from intense gaze, olive skin, dark eyes, and dark hair, Italian people may have a big Italian nose with a unique structure and a prominent nasal bridge. When a person ages, in this case, you can see that the nose tip begins to droop, making it look disproportionately elongated and asymmetrical with other facial features.

African-American nose

The specific characteristic of African-American people’s wider nose is wide or low nasal bridges, flared nostrils, and puffy tips. The native American noses have depressed roots, and their sizes vary from one person to another. It has a bit of a short base and is wider too. We can see people of mixed races like American-Mexican in the U.S who have low roots, drooping tips, and ordinary bridges. Another type, native American Europeans, has a wide nose tip and thick skin.

The Mediterranean Nose

People from southern Europe to central Asia come under the Mediterranean race. They generally have a Mediterranean nose that has a hump in the area between the tip and forehead and a slightly drooping tip. Among Mediterranean descent, Arab-type noses have some connection with African ancestry as the Arab noses are similar to African noses – fleshy tips.

Nose Shapes And Ancestry

Humans may have long, narrow, short, or noses based on the climate of the place where their ancestors lived their life. Much research proves that the nose shape depends on the process of natural selection, like the temperature and humidity of the local environment. The human nose does many essential functions for health and also gives us an idea about our ancestry and where our ancestors lived.

What is the specific function of the nose? Sense of smell !! It is the first answer that arises in our minds. The nose prevents many illnesses and other damage to the lungs and airways. It will warm and humidify the air that a person breathes for lung comfort. What do all these factors tell us? They give an idea that the shape of the nose has partly evolved in response to climate conditions where our ancestors lived.

How do nose shapes depend on regional climates? Yes! There are links between nose shape and the regions where our ancestors lived. Many studies and research found that people whose ancestors came from warm and humid climates tended to have wider nostrils. At the same time, people whose ancestors were from a cold and dry environment were likely to have narrower noses. These studies proved that a cold and dry atmosphere may have played a vital role in shaping narrower nostrils.

Nose with humps:

It is also called dorsal humps – cartilage and bone irregularities on the nose. This irregularity causes a bump or hump on the nose’s outer line instead of a straight slope from the nose bridge to the tip. There is nothing unhealthy or dangerous in this case, and it is a naturally occurring bump on the nose. Only people may feel self-conscious about the way dorsal humps look.

Almond-Shaped Nose:

This almond-shaped nose is long and has a pointy tip. In this nose structure, the bridge is lower than the nose tip, and the nostrils look usually flared. You can see this type of nose in people of Asian ancestry.

Beaked nose:

If a person has a large, prominent, and protruding structured nose, like a bird’s beak, those nose types are called the beaked nose. This nose type appears when there is overdevelopment in the nasal septum. The nasal septum is the large piece of cartilage that divides the nose chamber into two perfect halves. We cannot consider it an abnormal condition. Many people worldwide have this nose type.

Square nose:

This type may have two nose tips instead of one and a straight line between them, making it look like a square. You may feel like seeing a square box while looking in the mirror.

Wider nose:

Sometimes, a lack of nasal bridge height causes the nose to look wider in some people. People may have this nose shape due to genetic variation, and they will have this shape since birth. In some rare cases, people may have this nose shape when they encounter an accidental injury or undergo a nose job to have a wider appearance.

Hawk’s nose:

These nose types have this name because of their similarities with the curved beaks of eagles and other predatory birds. They have a remarkable arched structure with protruding bridge. All these factors make this nose type look long and small. Hawk noses can remarkably contribute to specific facial profiles in people, and less than five percent of the world population have this nose shape.

Long nose:

Some studies prove that long and thin noses appear more in dry and cold areas. We can see the long-shaped nose, twice as long as the rest of the person’s head, more in the rivers and lakes of the eastern and north central U.S. Some specific characteristics of a long nose person are they will be courageous and can make decisions and think clearly in life. They seem highly-ambitious people who love to do challenges.

Small nose:

It is risky to generalize this highest and most populated nose type. The people who live in the Turkish, Caucasian, Indian, Persian, and Far Eastern races have smaller noses with specific characterizations than those of the European or African populations. Some essential features of this nose type are rounded tips with relatively wide nostrils. This nose structure gives these people a first perception of being mysterious, calm, and helpful.

Short nose:

Short-nosed people will have nose dimensions out of proportion with the other facial features. It occurs due to the length of the nasal tip, and this is caused by birth trauma, ancestors’ history, or previous surgeries. A short nose will expose the person’s nostrils, giving the nose an unbalanced appearance. People from East Asian regions have slim and short noses. East and South Asians will have larger space between their nasal area (wings of the nose). Now we can see some interesting characteristics of short-nosed people. These people will brighten their place and believe in planning. 

Flat nose:

Generally, you may get flat noses by the low nasal bridge – bony area at the top of the nose. How much the nose is flattened depends on the person and their background. These flat big-nosed people have many skills, and they love having fun.

Button nose:

The specific characteristics of a button nose are a rounded nasal tip and a small nose that may turn up or down slightly. It causes your nose to appear rounded. People of Asian ethnicity may have these nose types. Button noses will be small in size, relatively flat, round in shape, and considered dainty and cute in appearance.

High-bridged nose:

In a high-bridged nose, you can see that lines are prominent up to the eyebrows when seen in the front view, and it protrudes. On the profile view, we can notice that the top of the bridge is above the pupil-level of the eyes.

Low nose bridge:

You may have a low nasal bridge when the nose bridge is flatter or lower than usual. It occurs due to a genetic condition, infection, or accident. This nasal bridge nose has names like saddle nose, concave nasal bridge, depressed nasal bridge, low nasal bridge, flat nasal bridge, retruded nasal bridge, etc.

Celestial nose:

A Celestial nose or turned-up nose has features like a dent at the nose bridge, a small size, and a protruding tip. The celestial nose is straight, with a medium bridge and narrow nostrils. This type of nose has pointed tips, and the nostrils are usually flared, but not overly.

Curved nose:

The curved nose has a slightly C-shaped or S-shaped structure to the right or left of the face. This nose type may result from trauma or birth irregularities. It occurs due to deviated septum, where the nasal septum, or the thin wall between the nasal passages, becomes displaced.

Fat wide nose:

In this nose type, the specific features are globular shape, wide and increased size at the nose tip, in terms of width and height. You may have this fat and wide nose due to genetic factors and certain ethnic groups. The nasal bridge is the vital thing that makes the nose look wider.

Models With Big Noses

  • Lea Michele Sarfati is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and author, and she is also famous for her big nose.


  • Uma Karuna Thurman is also a famous American actress, producer, and fashion model with a big nose. 


Models With Hooked Noses

  • Anne Catherine Lacroix, a veteran Belgian model with a successful career, has an asymmetrical jawline and a big hooked nose.
  • Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, an Indian actress who works in Hindi films, is famous for winning National Film Award and a Filmfare Award, and her big hooked nose.

Can You Reshape Your Nose?

You may not like the shape of your nose, but there’s not much you can do about it, right? You may be surprised to learn several ways to reshape your nose. While some methods are more invasive than others, various options are available to suit your needs and goals. If you’re interested in reshaping your nose, here are a few things to keep in mind.

First, it’s important to consult with your surgeon to ensure that reshaping your nose is safe for you. Once you get clearance from the surgeon, you’ll need to decide what type of reshaping you’d like. If you’re looking for a minor change, you might consider using make-up or for contouring techniques to create the look of a different nose shape. If you’re interested in making a more significant change, however, you’ll likely need to undergo surgery. Investigate your options and choose the best surgical technique for you from among the many available to reshape the nose.

Whatever route you decide to go, reshaping your nose can be a big decision. Be sure to take the time to do your research before making any decisions. You don’t want to make a choice you might regret later. Always think things through and weigh your options before making a choice.

Nose Job Styles

Rhinoplasty, sometimes mentioned as a nose job, is a cosmetic procedure that alters the shape of the nose. It can be carried out for medical purposes, such as to correct a congenital disability or injury or for aesthetic reasons. Plastic surgeons usually do nose jobs. The surgery involves changing the bone and cartilage of the nose. The surgeon may also use fillers to achieve the desired shape.

Nose jobs are usually performed under general anesthesia; the surgery typically takes 1-2 hours. Recovery from a nose job typically takes 1-2 weeks, and patients should avoid strenuous activity and protect the nose from impact. Most people generally can return to their normal activities after two weeks. Nose jobs can have a transformative effect on a person’s appearance. They can improve breathing and self-confidence and give a person a new look. Some of the popular rhinoplasty procedures include

  • Reduction Rhinoplasty

Reducing the size of your nose can be done in many different ways. One option is called a reduction rhinoplasty, which reduces the overall size of your nose. It can be accomplished by reducing the size of your nose overall or by emphasizing certain aspects. These characteristics may include lowering the size of the bumps on the bridge of your nose or narrowing the widths of your nostrils.

Small bits of cartilage or bone are typically removed during a reduction rhinoplasty procedure to make your nose more aligned with the rest of your facial characteristics. Of course, the exact process will vary depending on whether your goal is to reduce the overall size or tackle specific features. That can be planned out in advance during initial consultations with your doctor.

  • Augmentation Rhinoplasty

An augmentation rhinoplasty may be the best option if you are okay with the size of your nose but dislike the shape of some of its characteristics. By grafting bone or tissue to the nasal tip or the bridge, this kind of nose job tries to improve the form of these characteristics.

The cartilage from other sections of your nose is typically used for grafting. Your doctor may turn to alternative treatments if insufficient tissue is available for grafting. In situations where there is insufficient natural tissue available, synthetic implants, such as alloplasts, can be utilized to augment the nose.

  • Reconstructive Rhinoplasty

While most nose jobs target aesthetic problems, they can also be appropriate in more significant medical situations. Reconstructive rhinoplasty is a specialized procedure used to replace tissue that has been lost or destroyed as a result of disease or injury. Reconstructive rhinoplasty, for instance, tries to rebuild the nose when certain cancer treatments have the unintended consequence of injuring or eliminating sections.

A surgeon reconstructs the nose using skin grafts from other body areas to replace the harmed or missing tissue. Reconstructive rhinoplasty requires a high level of expertise. As a result, to get the results you want, you could need several operations spread out over several months.

  • Refinement Rhinoplasty

One of the primary factors influencing patients to pursue a nose job is their nasal tip isn’t perfect. Whether it be pointing up too much or down too little – many have trouble with this prominent part of our face in terms of its shape and size; refinement rhinoplasty aims at tackling these issues by improving upon them through various methods like removing fat tissue from specific areas where needed repositioning existing implant inserting new ones if necessary.

  • Post-Traumatic Rhinoplasty

As the name implies, people who have suffered nose damage undergo this type of nose job. In these situations, the surgery tries to address problems that arise after an injury on both an aesthetic and functional level. Patients who have post-traumatic rhinoplasty most frequently have broken noses, but it is also an effective treatment for individuals who have cartilage damage, blood clots, or internal abnormalities in the nose.

A post-traumatic rhinoplasty often entails the re-fracturing and subsequent re-setting of your nose. The nasal septum is adjusted, the airways are opened, and any deviations are straightened. In these situations, the deviated septum is fixed by combining rhinoplasty with a septoplasty.

  • Revision Rhinoplasty

The final type of nose job is known as a revision rhinoplasty. This technique can be used to correct a previously performed nose surgery. It is typically done because the nose was injured during the prior operation, which may have negatively impacted the nose’s aesthetics and functionality.

Rhinoplasty may not always be the solution for all kinds of nose issues. What if you have a dent on your nose tip? Let’s learn about them.

Dent On Nose Tip

A dent on the nose is a small dent or indentation that can occur on the bridge or tip of the nose. Although it is not a severe medical condition, it can be a cosmetic concern for some people. Several potential causes of a dent on the nose include trauma, previous surgery, and congenital abnormalities. In most cases, a dent on the nose does not require treatment and will resolve on its own over time. However, for some people, a dent on the nose can be a persistent problem that affects their self-confidence.

If your nose bothers you, there are several options for treatment, including filler injections and surgery. You can try massaging the area around the dent to give the skin some elasticity. You can also try using a dermal roller or a needling tool to stimulate collagen production.

Nose Bridge

The nose bridge is a saddle-shaped area that includes your nose’s nasal root and lateral aspects. It extends laterally to the inner canthi and is located between the glabella and the inferior border of the nasal bone.

There are four main types of nose bridges: the African nose, the Caucasian nose, the Asian nose, and the Aquiline nose. Each type of nose bridge has its own distinct features, and each plays a role in shaping the overall appearance of the nose. The African nose is distinguished by a wide base and a flat bridge. The Caucasian nose is narrower than the African nose and has a slightly raised bridge. The Asian nose is even narrower than the Caucasian nose and has a very pronounced bridge. The Aquiline nose is characterized by a long, straight bridge that curves gently downward. Each type of nose bridge contributes to the unique beauty of the human face.

How To Make My Nose Bridge Higher?

There are many reasons why someone might want to make their nose bridge appear higher. Maybe they feel like their nose is too flat or want to achieve a more delicate look. Whatever the reason, a few simple tricks can help create the illusion of a higher nose bridge. First, try using a highlighter or concealer on the area just above the bridge of your nose. It will help to create a shadow, which will, in turn, make the area appear fuller. Another option is to use contouring techniques to create depth and definition. Apply a darker shade of powder or foundation along the sides of your nose, and blend well. With a little patience and time, you’ll be able to achieve the perfect nose bridge.

If you want a more permanent solution, you can get surgery to change the shape of your nose. However, this is usually only recommended for people with very low nose bridges. If you have a slightly low nose bridge, there are other options that you can try before resorting to surgery.

How To Shape My Nose Naturally?

If you’re distressed about the shape of your nose and would like to change it, there are a few ways to change the shape of your nose without surgery. One popular option is dermal fillers. This cosmetic procedure involves injecting a gel-like substance into the nose to alter its shape. A filler can add volume to the nose, smooth out bumps and indentations, and even change the angle of the nose. The results of dermal fillers are typically temporary, lasting six months to a year. However, fillers can be re-injected every few months if desired.

Another cheapest and easiest option is contouring with make-up. You can use make-up to highlight or shadow certain areas of your nose, giving it a different appearance.

Simply put, there isn’t anything like a natural remedy that can change the size or shape of something. To further discuss this, it is important to first comprehend that the nose is merely made of bone and cartilage. Cartilage is not a muscle but a connective tissue. Since cartilage does not have the same suppleness and size variation as muscle, neither massage nor anti-inflammatory medications can improve the external appearance.

The idea that nose shaper, nose huggie, nose clips, or nose exercises reshape your nose is completely false. They won’t change the size or shape of one’s nose, which means it would be impossible for them to have any effect aesthetically.

Natural therapies are not an option when having your nose recast.

Do Nose Piercings Affect Your Nose Shape?

Nose piercing has been a popular form of body modification for centuries. In recent years, however, there has been some concern that nose piercings may permanently damage the nose. While it is true that nose piercings can cause some temporary swelling and irritation, there is no evidence to suggest that they permanently alter the shape or size of the nose. Nose piercings are generally considered to be safe when they are performed by a licensed professional. So, if you’re considering getting a nose piercing, there’s no need to worry about its impact on your nose shape.


Q1. How to make your nose less pointy?

A pointy nose appears due to excess cartilage at the tip of the nose or the projecting nasal septum cartilage. The excess cartilage can be reduced through nose reshaping surgery.   The Rhinoplasty procedure can be done to alter the pointing nose. This procedure changes the entire nose’s appearance making the nose tip look softer and rounder, resulting in the overall facial balance of an individual with minimum recovery time.

Q2. How to get a small nose?

Rhinoplasty, also known as a Nose job, is the only surgical way to reduce the nose size. Rhinoplasty has proved to be effective. Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty or the liquid nose job provides a less expensive alternative. This procedure uses Dermal fillers to shape the nose proportionately to the face. But this would provide only a temporary solution.

Q4. What is the best nose for a heart-shaped face?

A heart-shaped face has a wide forehead and a pointed chin.

Q5. How to get a perfect nose?

A perfect nose is in proportion with the rest of the facial features. To get an ideal nose, we can either go for Rhinoplasty surgery or opt for Non-surgical Rhinoplasty.

We can also do the following for a perfect nose –  (i) Do breathing exercises (ii) Wiggle the nose often (iii) Contour with make-up (iv) Smile more often (v) Do specific nose massages (vi) Wear specialized face masks 

Q6. What Does a Pretty Nose Look like?

 A Pretty Nose is small, smooth, and symmetrical. The width of the nose should be narrow, and the nasal tip should be pointy. The angle between the upper lip and nasal base also helps define the masculine or feminine features of the nose. The overall look of the nose should suit the rest of your face.

Q7. How to have a smaller nose?

Rhinoplasty is the only effective method for a smaller nose. Dermal fillers are an alternative in case surgery is not preferred. No natural ways to reduce nose size have been proved scientifically. You can use Make-up techniques to make the nose look smaller temporarily. Contouring the nose using foundation, concealer, and sculpting powder will help to create a perfect shape.

Q8. What is a button nose?

A button nose is a small and cute nose. It looks hemispherical, and most babies have this sort of nose. The nose resembles a circle, and the two nostrils look like two button holes. The genes GLI3, PAX1, and DCH2 control the cartilage growth and results in a button nose.

Q9. How to contour a button nose?

Draw two parallel thin lines till the nose end using the darkest shade. At the tip, draw a horizontal line to connect the parallel lines. Draw an additional line above the connecting line and complete it as a box. Blending these lines and adding a highlighter would give a button-nose effect.

Q10. What is a nose silhouette?

Nose silhouette are outlines of the nose filled with a solid black color. These images are drawn for easy recognition.

Q11. How to make my nose hole smaller?

The following treatments can be done to make the holes look smaller:

  • Salicylic acid helps to dry out the skin cells in deep pores. Usage of salicylic acid-containing cleanser, toner, or spot treatment can be used once or twice a week
  • Microdermabrasion removes dead skin cells and oils on the surface, which would make the nose hole look smaller
  • Chemical peels also help reduce the pore’s appearance

Q12. How to get a pointed nose?

Rhinoplasty is an effective method for a pointed nose. Non-surgical Rhinoplasty can also be tried as an alternative. Contouring your nose has a temporary effect. Breathing exercises can be practiced regularly.

Q13. Why are my nostrils different sizes?

A deviated septum is the reason for uneven nostrils. Asymmetric nostrils are completely normal. Sometimes this deviation may cause nose bleeds or difficulty in breathing. You need to take advice from your doctor if this deviation affects your quality of life.


Does Shaping Your Nose Make You Look And Feel Amazing ?

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FERNIDA Nose Up Lifting Magic Nose Shaper Clip

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The nose clip is designed with soft silicon, has a tight fit and straightens your nose bridge. Nose clip shaper works for various nose shapes and sizes. The nose clip is suitable for men, women, boys and girls.

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InstaCure nose balm has wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that helps with chapped nose and sores. InstaCure nose balm is Certified with organic and natural ingredients. Apply the nose balm around your nose, which will leave a protective coat. Prevent dryness and nasal soreness. Ideally soothes and protects the sinuses and sensitive nose. 

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Moisturize tiny blood vessels lying close to the surface that are easily irritated. Soothe, prevent your dry nose, nasal cracks, irritation, and nose bleeds. Treat dry nose, crack nose, nosebleeds, and nasal irritation. Aquegel nasal moisturizer is safe to use.

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Nose hair removal kit is painless and effective. Specially formulated to give effective results for at least four weeks and are hypo-allergenic wax. Nose removal stick is used for hair-free nose.


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Multipurpose trimmer for light hair removal of nose, ear, sideburn, neckline, and toes. Superior performance for the perfect look. Easily detachable heads for nose and ear with hygienic grooming. With precise and good quality blades, it performs well.


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The nose is the natural air filter that defends against airborne particulates. Keep your nose clean with our Navage nose cleaner. Nose cleaner is easy to use. Nose cleaner is used to flush out particulate matter with powerful suction. Nose cleaner gives fast, natural relief from sinus congestion and allergies and operates with a salt capsule.


Breathe Right Extra Strength Nasal Strips

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Nasal strips aid your breath and sleep. Nasal strips relieve nasal congestion like cold, allergies, and septum. Reduce the snoring at an instance. Nasal strips will help you to breathe better.

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Attractive nose piercing with a bunny rabbit charm ends with red accents. It features a pierced L-shaped bar design with the look of a hoop.

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