Types of noses

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Our nose is the sensory organ that allows us to capture the different smells and that is also essential to inhale the air we breathe. It is formed by two nostrils separated by the nasal septum. Although its structure, at the physiological and anatomy level, is similar in all people, in reality it is said that no two noses are the same.

Types of nose

The nose is an element that stands out in the whole face. Its size and shape presents small differences, unique in each person, and aesthetic retouching or rhinoplasties to improve the functionality of the organ or to achieve the “ideal” nose are frequent. If you have never considered it, in this article of we explain the different types of noses that exist, so that you are clear about what yours is.

Fleshy or bulbous nose

It is usually a nose of medium or large size, but what characterizes it is its rounded shape, in which some protrusions can be seen that give it that fleshy appearance that makes the nose have a remarkable presence in the whole face.

Sometimes, the fleshiest area is concentrated at the tip, in a kind of ball and at other times, it is located in the area before the nostrils making the nose gain in width. Current rhinoplasty surgical techniques can correct a fleshy nose by reducing cartilage or excess skin that can also appear on this type of nose.

Fleshy or bulbous nose

It is usually a nose of medium or large size, but what characterizes it is its rounded shape, in which some protrusions can be seen that give it that fleshy appearance that makes the nose have a remarkable presence in the whole face.

Sometimes, the fleshiest area is concentrated at the tip, in a kind of ball and at other times, it is located in the area before the nostrils making the nose gain in width. Current rhinoplasty surgical techniques can correct a fleshy nose by reducing cartilage or excess skin that can also appear on this type of nose.

Aquiline or Roman nose

Unlike the previous one, the aquiline nose can present different alterations that make it easily identifiable. Sometimes it is seen externally, in the upper or middle area of the nose, a small mound or easel, which breaks the straight line and is especially noticeable when the person is in profile.

In other words, it is the tip of the nose that descends slightly creating a particular shape of bird's beak (hence the name). The aquiline nose or, also known as Roman nose, is usually large but it is not exceptional that small noses also present this shape. For aesthetics or because the deformation of the septum causes some type of dysfunction of the olfactory organ, rhinoplasty is frequent in this type of nose.

Flat nose

The flat nose is characterized by having the short nasal septum and nostrils, which open on both sides, symmetrical and not excessively wide. It is also known as a button nose. It is not usually large and for many this type of nose is especially attractive.

The short bridge may have a slight sinking at its beginning and the tip is usually flat. Although people of any race can have this type of nose, it is more frequent in Asian countries.

Wavy or deviated nose

It is a type of nose not too frequent that sometimes may require some type of surgical intervention if the undulation present involves discomfort or respiratory dysfunctions. In this case, the septum starts straight but does not follow a line perpendicular to the face but deviates slightly or makes some kind of curve, usually in the form of “S”.

Asymmetrical nose

It is not exactly the same as the type of wavy or deviated nose, since, in the asymmetrical noses it is the internal septum, which separates both nostrils, which presents the deviation, so that the pits are not symmetrical. Its correction implies looking for that symmetry and also achieving it taking into account the harmony that must exist not only between both cavities of the nose, but also between the two sides of the face itself.

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