A recent study out of NYU revealed that a rotation angle of 106 degrees to the nasal tip was the most aesthetically pleasing in Caucasian women. I would tend to agree that the Kate Middleton nose is attractive, but what is it that makes it so appealing? I always tell my rhinoplasty patients that an attractive nose is one that does not attract attention. The nose should disappear into the face and not distract from other features such as the eyes, lips, and hair. A good rhinoplasty or nose job is not seen in the nose, but in the eyes.
One must also keep in mind that a Kate Middleton nose on an African American, Hispanic, or Asian patient may look “done” or “nose jobby”. As a nose surgeon, I must respect a patient’s ethnic background, their facial proportions, and their wishes and desires when remodeling their nose.
Dr. Funk is a rhinoplasty expert in Houston, TX.