What Is the Perfect Nose Shape?


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As with other standards of beauty, the perfect nose shape differs between men and women, where bold, angular noses balanced with the chin and profile define masculinity, while soft, delicate noses define femininity, says New You. The perfect nose creates balance and harmony with the other individual facial features.

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A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association of Facial Plastic Surgery set out to find a universally-accepted quantitative metric to define the perfect nose for females by determining the ideal projection and nasal tip rotation. Showing 15 modified portraits of each studied face to both in-person and online focus group participants, the study determined that the perfect female nose has a nasal tip rotation of 106 degrees. Though the study did not determine the ideal projection, the nasal tip rotation of 106 degrees is the ideal in faces considered to be above-average attractiveness and average attractiveness, according to the JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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