Rhinoplasty, otherwise known as a nose job is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the world. According to statistics from The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, rhinoplasty procedures rose by 11% from 2016 to 2017 worldwide[1].

A typically attractive face is all about balance and proportion. The nose being in the centre of the face makes it the pinnacle of aesthetic balance. Rhinoplasty works to improve the shape, symmetry and even the size of the nose, so that it is in better proportion with the rest of the face.

There are a number of different nose “types” trending now, here are a few examples.

The duchess nose

The duchess nose is simply inspired and named after the close-to-perfect nose of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. The nose shape is straight-edged and has a 106-degree nasal tip, which doesn’t only make it visually beautiful but also mathematically “perfect”. This nose shape suits both men and women.

The snub nose

The snub nose is considered to be an attractive shape and is a popular choice for a nose job, especially for women. The nose is small, slopes upward and the tip is a little round. The nostrils are visible and the bridge of the nose is a slight concave. The reason the nose is more popular for women than men is the fact that it’s more feminine. Celebrities with this type of nose include Carey Mulligan, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly.

The Roman nose

The Roman nose is characterised by the elevated bridge, which is slightly curved or bent. The nose is often long and the tip is sloped. This look is typically more popular amongst men, for it´s strong, chiseled shape. Tom Cruise and Ryan Gosling are great examples of this nose shape, while on women, Meryl Streep in another example.

The Greek nose

The Greek nose is typically straight with a long elegant bridge. It is quite similar to the Duchess nose shape, but the tip is not as round. This nose shape is often found on models, as well as a number of popular celebrities, which make is a desired rhinoplasty request. For a celebrity with this nose shape, look no further than Jennifer Aniston.

The celestial nose

This popular nose shape is called ‘turned-up’ or celestial nose. Here the nose has a little dent in the middle of the bridge which causes the tip to slightly turn upwards. It is however important that the dent in the bridge is not too big, small enough to create a natural curve upwards. Celebrity examples include Zac Efron, Emma Stone and Emma Watson.

If you’re unhappy with your nose and want to learn more about rhinoplasty, book a no-obligation appointment with Dr Di Mauro today.


[1] https://www.isaps.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/ISAPS_2017_International_Study_Cosmetic_Procedures.pdf