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What is My Nose Shape? (Type of noses by ethnicity)

The nose's shape, appearance, and model are defined by various factors, which are mainly related to the shape of the bones and cartilage of the nose.

My nose shape

Different Nose Shapes

Do you ask yourself, what nose shape do I have?

The nose shapes are just as unique as other body parts, so people’s noses will not be exactly the same. However, there are common features that people can compare to identify similar noses.

The nose’s shape, appearance, and model are defined by various factors, which are mainly related to the shape of the bones and cartilage of the nose. During rhinoplasty, doctors can reshape the nose by smoothing, highlighting, increasing, and decreasing the bone or cartilage of the nose.

Meaty nose (Fleshy nose)

More than 24% of the noses are classified in the meaty nose (fat nose) or fleshy nose model group. This type of nose has a prominent and protruding appearance. Typically, meaty noses are large and broad. Depending on the protruding fat and the shape of the bone, they may also be short or long.

Celestial Nose

Celestial Nose

A celestial or turned-up nose is exactly what you expect featuring a small size, a dent at the nose bridge, and a protruding tip. According to plastic surgeons, the turned-up nose is the most popular form requested by clients. Celestial nose corrections can sometimes go overboard, but leading board-certified surgeons have mastered this procedure and give a special beauty to people’s faces. About 13% of people have a celestial or turned-up nose.


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Roman nose (Aquiline nose)

The nose of Roman shape name is known because its shape is similar to the noses found in most ancient Roman sculptures. The Roman nose with a prominent bridge. The bridge of the nose often has a slight bend or curve. Approximately 9% of the population has a Roman nose.

Bumpy Nose

Approximately this type of nose is found in 9% of the world’s population. A Bumpy Nose is one of the most common nose shapes seen worldwide. This nose is marked by its bumpy outline, with either a subtle or prominent curve in the dip. The curve can be mild or intensive. One of the most common requests for rhinoplasty is for people who have a projection nose, compared to other surgical procedures such as narrower nasal, the operation to remove the nasal hump (sometimes the operation is performed without invasion and the use of a scalpel ( no-knife) ) is relatively simple.

Snub Nose

This nose shape has a narrow and sharp appearance. Other features of this nose are smaller, rounder from the side, and have a slight slope at the tip. This nose is softer and rounder than the celestial nose. The celestial nose is slightly more prominent. According to studies, only 5 percent of those surveyed had a snub nose.

Hawk Nose


Marked by a prominent curve and prominent bridge of the nose. For this reason, it is named the Hawk’s nose, which looks like the curved beak of an eagle or other bird of prey. The hawk nose is also referred to as the beak nose or aquiline nose. This type of nose greatly affects the face appearance, especially the profile. It is estimated that about 4.9 % of people have hawk-shaped noses.

Greek nose

The Greek nose is sometimes referred to as the straight nose. People with curved noses often envy the Greek nose. This type of nose is defined by its remarkably straight bridge so that no protrusion or curvature is seen in the nose bridge. It takes its name from the completely flat noses of ancient Greek statues. Only about 3% of people have a Greek nose.

The Greek nose, a characteristic feature of ancient Greek statues and portraits, holds a prominent place in the history of art and beauty standards. Known for its straight, slender shape and harmonious proportions, the Greek nose is an iconic symbol of classical beauty that continues to captivate admirers to this day.

What sets the Greek nose apart is its remarkable balance and symmetry. Its straight bridge gracefully leads to a defined tip, creating an elegant and refined appearance. Unlike other nose types, the Greek nose avoids extremes, neither too long nor too short, and neither too narrow nor too wide. It is the epitome of balance, reflecting the Greek ideal of moderation and proportion.

The significance of the Greek nose extends beyond aesthetics. In ancient Greek culture, the nose was considered the most important feature of the face. It was believed to reflect a person’s character and moral qualities. A well-shaped nose was associated with intelligence, virtue, and nobility, while a flawed or unattractive nose was seen as a sign of inferiority.

Beyond its artistic significance, the Greek nose holds a cultural legacy. It represents the enduring influence of Greek civilization and its timeless appreciation for harmony, balance, and perfection. Today, individuals with Greek heritage take pride in their distinctive noses, seeing them as a link to their ancient ancestors and their rich cultural heritage.

In a world where beauty standards constantly evolve, the Greek nose remains a timeless symbol of elegance and grace. Its enduring appeal and widespread recognition stand as a testament to the lasting impact of ancient Greek culture on art, beauty, and our collective appreciation of aesthetic perfection.

Nubian nose

This nose shape has a long bridge but with a wide base. The Nubian nose is also called the wide nose. This nose shape is often seen in African races. These people would like to do rhinoplasty and often want their noses to be narrower.

East Asian nose

 Although its appearance varies from country to country, the East Asian nose is known for its slim, flat shape and shorter tip. This nose shape is very common in East Asian countries. Many Asian patients request a widening of the nose to increase the fit of their features face. On the other hand, many people with wide noses ask their surgeons to make their noses narrowly look like East Asian ones.

Nixon Nose

Nixon's nose

This name resembles the nose of the 37th President of the United States, Nixon. Nixon’s nose is one of the least shape seen forms of the nose. This prominent nose has a straight bridge, which curves at the end with a wider tip. Less than 1% of people have a Nixon’s nose.

Bulbous Nose

Bulbous Nose   

This nose shape is found in less than 0.5% of the world’s population. In this type of nose, the tip of the nose is round, and in front, it has a prominent and round appearance like a bulbous.

Types of nose shapes by Ethnicity

People in different countries have different physical conditions. One of these differences is related to the shape of the nose. In addition to climatic conditions and geographical area, genetic characteristics are other factors involved in the type of nose shape.

African-American race

The nose of these people has large blades and a short bridge. The length of their nose is proportional. Their nasal skin is very thick.

Asian race

Asian nose is short at the bottom, and the tip of their nose is round.

The noses of Chinese and Korean people have not grown enough and are small compared to the face, which makes them appear wide. In rhinoplasty of Asian noses, the surgeon performs cartilage transplantation on the back and tip of the nose. These cartilages are usually removed from the person’s body through the middle septum of the nose and ribs, or repaired these areas with prostheses.

Middle Eastern race

The middle eastern race is related to Iran, Arab countries, Iraq, and Turkey. One of the characteristics of this nose is the wide tip of the nose, which is due to the thickness of the skin and cartilage.

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