Understand Your Nose Better – Nasal Analysis and Types


The nose is divided into various parts when it comes to actual anatomy-of-nose-kuwaitrhinoplatymedical analysis. The rhinoplasty surgical management divides the nose into six parts which are also known as anatomic sub units.


  1. The Dorsum – the cartilage supporting the structure of the nose
  2. The Sidewalls in pair
  3. The Hemi-lobules in pair – these are the nasal cavities
  4. The Soft triangles in pair
  5. The Alae in pair – small wing-like part of the nose
  6. The Columella – the soft tissue separating the nostrils


When the surgery is performed the surgeon usually focuses on these sub-units and decides what corrections are to be made and in which sub-unit. Usually if the correction is more than half of the sub-unit the surgeon corrects and restructures the entire sub-unit. He does this by harvesting grafts from either the ear or from the rib cartilage.

The Goode Method

The best rhinoplasty surgeons in Kuwait and the world follow the recommendations by Goode Method. This method suggests various lengths and angles pertaining to the structure of the nose and its sub-units. The doctors refer to this method when they are dealing with a case of restructuring the nose or making corrections in one of the sub-units.

The benchmarks or standards are checked with the patients’ nasal structure and then suggestions are made to him/her for its correction. Usually the doctors do not discuss the technical details of this method with the patients. They give a general idea as to what is causing the distorted shape of the nose and what needs to be done to correct it.

Different Classes of Nose

There are more than 14 types of noses in the world with different personality types. Each type can be linked with unique traits and thinking abilities. While the shape may vary slightly according to genetics and geography, each type is seen to have similar characteristics and personality across different cultures.

However, based on the thousands of rhinoplasty surgeries performed by physicians all over the world, the nose structure has been segregated into 6 different classes. These are based on the shape of the nose and require unique procedures to make corrections to them.


roman-nose-kuwait-rhinoplasty-websiteThe Roman Nose: The roman nose is derived from the roman art which depicts people with high-bridged nose. The prominent bridge gives the appearance to the nose of being curved or bent at the tip.

This is also called an Aquiline (eagle-like) nose as it resembles a curved beak of an eagle. These people usually exude authority, courage and ambition and are found in high political circles or have traits of celebrities. In the ancient times some of the Egyptian Pharaohs had this nose type.


The Greek Nose: The Greek nose is a symbol of beauty and aesthetics. Many high influential people around the world spend thousands of dollars towards getting a perfect looking nose which is also known as a Greek nose.greek-nose-kuwait-nosejob
This nose type has straight nasal structure with narrow nostrils and a rounded tip. It does not have any warps or depressions and is perfectly straight. Interestingly, the word ‘rhinoplasty’ comes from the Greek term ‘rhino’ which means nose.

The people with this kind of natural nose structure show traits of intelligence, inspiration, optimism, composure, romance and sensuality. Many people try to get this type of nose by doing some nose exercises or putting stress on the delicate cartilages of the nose. However, the best way to get permanent results is through a rhinoplasty surgery.

The African Nose: This is also called as Ethnic nose and typically has a lower nasal bridge when compared to other nose types. The African people have a smaller nose with wide nostrils when compared to the rest of the world.african-nose-kuwait-surgery The wide nostrils give an impression of overly grown nose which does not fit the size of the face. Although it is not ugly looking, aesthetically it is on the extreme end of not to have.

African noses usually have excess fatty tissues around the nasal tip and openings of the nostrils. This gives the nose a swollen or bulbous appearance. Also, the cartilage is weak making the nose look somewhat deformed. Many African people and those that seem to have similar nose type get a nose job done from the surgeons who specialize in ethnic rhinoplasty.

The Hawk Nose: The hawk nose looks similar to the Roman nose but is without the prominent hump at the nasal bridge. Unlike roman bridge where the nasal bridge is wider, the hawk nose shows a slight hump and a downward slope of the nose. The nose droops well below the normal nose giving it a hawk like appearancesnub-nose-kuwait.

The Snub Nose: The snub nose has a small, sloping upward nasal tip making the nostrils slightly visible. The tip of the nose is neither flat nor round. In some countries a snub nose is a trait of beauty and attraction but majority of the world does not like this type of nose.

Celestial Nose: This is a nose type which has upturned nostrils. This upturned nasal structure is due to the depression in the middle part of the nose leading the tip to be slightly bent upwards.nose-job-kuwait-celestial-nose If the curve is slight it is quite attractive. But, if the curve is large leading to the major part of the nostrils to be visible, then, surgery is the only option to correct it.

People with this type of nose are optimistic, kind and enjoy life to the fullest. They give unconditional love and also enjoy love and affection from family and friends.

Kuwait has people from various ethnic backgrounds who sport different nose types. The plastic surgeons in kuwait have extensive experience in dealing with these unique nose types and operating them to give them an attractive look. They make use of the advanced medical technology in finding out the best course of action to take to get the desired results while taking care of the patient’s desires.



The people who go though rhinoplasty surgery in Kuwait are satisfied with the results they get from the primary surgery and rarely does anyone go for a revision or secondary surgery.