The Most Sought-After Celebrity Noses

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They’ve been called everything from cute to regal, yet while they may not get the attention that’s bestowed upon other body parts, well-formed noses can really keep the shape of the face in proportion while not distracting from other features. Anyone who was born with a less-than-perfect nose knows a large, crooked, droopy or generally misshapen smeller can really affect self-esteem as well as an otherwise pretty face.

If you can’t picture how your own nose would look new-and-improved, take a look through these photos to see some of the noses that are often requested in plastic surgeons’ offices, like that of perfectly proportioned Nicole Kidman.

More and more women are requesting a natural-looking nose like that of Halle Berry. For the third year in a row, rhinoplasty holds its title as the most poplar facial plastic surgery procedure in 2012, according to a recent survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). It's also the most popular surgical procedure for both men and women under 35.

It should come as no surprise that Natalie Portman's nose tops the list of most-requsted celebrity noses for women. 

“Your nose is one of the first things people see when they look at your face, and it is very important to overall facial balance,” says Robert M. Kellman, MD, president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. “A well-done rhinoplasty can subtly enhance your features and restore facial harmony.”

Kate Middleton's proportionate nose is near perfect with its straight straight structure and rounded tip. Reasons for rhinoplasty (nose job) vary by age and by gender, with men most often seeking hump reduction, and women most often looking for tip refinement. Common nasal concerns include a nose that's too long, crooked or twisted, too big, out of balance or thick tipped.

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From this angle, it’s clear that actress Kate Beckinsale has a perfectly angled nose free of any bumps or irregularities. Bumps occur when cartilage is uneven and causes the bridge of the nose to look high in a particular area and prevents a smooth transition from one area of the nose to the next.

“The nose looks like it starts wherever the bump is, which is often halfway down the nose,” says New York facial plastic surgeon Minas Constantinides, MD. Cartilage that creates bumps can be removed surgically and the bone can be left in tact if the bump is not too severe.

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Model Heidi Klum has a super-straight nose and bridge that simply looks pretty. If you have a high bridge, but want to achieve a similar look, your plastic surgeon will make an incision in the nose bones and perform a “controlled break” in order to reshape the bridge. However, it’s not like breaking an arm or leg bone, and you probably won’t even know it has been broken unless your surgeon tells you.

The bones will always need to be manipulated to lower the bridge, and as your surgeon gives the bridge a nice round shape, care is taken to support the cartilage that makes up the side walls.

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What better way to top those enviable lips than with a perfectly rotated nose that blends seamlessly with the rest of Angelina Jolie’s face?

Before moving forward with the surgery, your plastic surgeon will likely show you a digital image to illustrate what the changes will look like and how drastically different your new nose could look. The ultimate goal should be to create symmetry in your face rather than making any feature overly prominent so that it competes with others.

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Makeup can do wonders to play down any slight imperfections, such as a moderately wide nose. Contouring along the side and highlighting across the bridge can help create a smaller-looking nose like actress Jessica Alba.

If your nose is wide, apply a darker shade the entire length of your nose on both sides. And draw attention to your bridge by applying the lighter color down the center.

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If you have a low bridge that resembles a ski-slope, you lack the full structure of a nose like Scarlett Johansson’s. A nonsurgical “nose job” performed by injecting fillers in the nose can fill in the depressed parts of the nose to create a better appearance.

Fillers are temporary, but they are quick (15 minutes or less) and have no recovery time. Although you’ll have to have the injections repeated to keep up the results, they can be give you a preview of the permanent results you’ll get from a nose job surgery.

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The secrets to Ivanka Trump’s pretty nose? A demure tip and zero nostril flare. Perfecting wide nostrils is a less-severe surgical procedure because it does not involve the bone, however, to make the nostrils smaller, portions of the surrounding tissue are removed through incisions beneath and inside the nose so there are no obvious scars.

How do you know if your nostrils need work? If they are too wide, they’ll attract attention away from the eyes and the rest of the face. Also, if you look at the nose from below, the tip should be shaped like a triangle. While nostril shape varies by ethnicity, the nostrils should be symmetrical on the left and right sides.

Actress Jessica Biel has a strong and straight nose that doesn’t distract from her green eyes and full lips. While most of us have a bit of asymmetry in our faces, a crooked nose can really accentuate them. In addition, a crooked nose can cause breathing problems.

Whether from a deviated septum or an injury that broke the bones, a crooked nose can be reduced in size and straightened by moving the bones into a better position.

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Charlize Theron may go for movie roles that hide her beauty, but there’s no getting away from the fact that she has a lovely nose with just the right amount of volume at the end.

Repairing an overly bulbous nose tip, which can look as if it has a ball at the end, is considered one of the most challenging cosmetic surgeries because “the skin may or may not take the new shape, making it hard to anticipate the final result,” says St. Augustine, FL facial plastic surgeon Deirdre Leake, MD. When performing this difficult surgery, the plastic surgeon either narrows the cartilage or actually adds more cartilage for support and better definition.

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A physicians group in Britain recently revealed that the nose of actress Emma Stone is at the top of the list for patients requesting a renewed nose. One good reason for that is the perfect upturn of the tip of her nose.

The key to surgically creating the perfectly upturned nose is to ensure that there isn’t too much nostril showing. A nose job to fix this may require strengthening of the ligaments and fixing the tip by adding, removing or reconfiguring the nose’s cartilage. No two noses are the same—“It depends on the patient’s cartilage and skin,” says Dr. Leake.

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If you look closely, you can see a slight indentation on the right side of actress Rachel McAdams’ nose. Such imperfections are normal and, when minute, add to a woman’s unique beauty.

However, if your minor imperfections bother you, injectables may be a solution if you’re not ready for surgery. Injectables are ideal for minor contour irregularities, whether occurring naturally or caused by previous surgery. Since perfect symmetry is rare, the subtle smoothing that can be achieved with injectables can make a visible difference.

Specifically, Botox can be injected to make an overly prominent tip drop by reducing the muscle pull for up to four months. Also, injectables can fix the depressions around a bump to create the illusion of a more even profile.

Actress Keira Knightley is rumored to have had a nose job to decrease the width of her nose. If you're considering a nose job, no matter your motivation, make sure to always trust your face to a board-certified facial plastic surgeon to ensure the best rhinoplasty results. 

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sonia from Iran
I had a nose job last year and now i hate my face....only god knows that what is suitable for your face ... are u agree with me??? sorry , i know my english is terrible!!!!!!!!
Posted November 05, 2014 6:13 PM EST
Nicole Kidmans may be considered desirable now, but it has been remodelled. Look back at her nose when she first started her career, and you will see what I mean. (Fyi, her nose plus lots more)
Posted June 01, 2014 10:28 AM EDT
There is no single "perfect" nose. A nose will look good depending on the rest of the face. Nicole Kidman's nose would not work on Halle Berry and vice versa. A plastic surgeon will discuss realistic and appropriate goals with you.
Posted May 29, 2014 1:28 PM EDT
You're kidding me,Natalie Portman nose measurements as too gross for her face
Posted May 25, 2014 4:26 PM EDT
nicole is the best
Posted December 21, 2013 8:09 PM EST
Your nose naturally suits your face, people shouldn't feel pressured to change theirs! Often it ends up looking odd and disproportional anyway.
Posted November 22, 2013 7:11 PM EST
Most of these people have had a surgery to have a nose fit perfectly to their face. This is not natural beauty. Everyone should be happy with what they have and not look to a "celebrity" to copy a look.
Posted September 09, 2013 2:16 PM EDT
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Diana, I have not heard about nose re-shapers, so thanks for the heads up! I plan on investigating them, but I can't imagine a device that can mold a nose into a different shape. Bone, cartilage, skin and soft tissue just don't behave that way. All my best, Dr C
Posted September 05, 2013 5:21 PM EDT
How come miley's nose isn't here?!
Posted September 05, 2013 9:52 AM EDT
Dr. Shervin Naderi
If you evaluate these celebrity noses carefully you will see they are far from "perfect" but these noses are perfectly fit for their faces.
Posted September 04, 2013 3:39 PM EDT
I'll take any one of them over mine. ;-)
Posted August 12, 2013 9:53 PM EDT
I have seen a number of plastic 'nose re-shapers' online going by various names (Nasofix,Nose Magic,Huggies,Nose Right etc.). Supposedly w/daily wear they shift the malleable cartilage into a more aesthetically pleasing shape. Anyone have experience w/these, do they work, or are the testimonials & pix a sham?
Posted August 12, 2013 5:07 PM EDT
Everyone has to remember that you can't get someone else's exact nose put on your face. Everyone's nose is different and when you get a nose job you will basically get a smaller version of your old nose because certian things may not be possible to do with your nose. I've had mine done 1 1/2 times and I still feel like it's big. It's a procedure that is really hard to be satisfied with. I still think about doing it one last time but think I might still not get what I want, or just make it worse. But I also think a really small nose wouldn't look good on my face either. So it's tough...just trying to be happy with what I have.
Posted August 12, 2013 2:24 PM EDT

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