It is official, the ideal nose is not too prominent with a modest scoop and a straight tip. PMen who opt for a nose job are no different from anyone else when it comes to their vision of the ideal nose, a recent study suggested. Not too prominent with a modest scoop at the bridge and a straight tip, that is the nasal profile researchers found was preferred by plastic surgery candidates and non candidates alike. The study includes 27 men seeking reduction rhinoplasty and men who were happy with their noses. Participants had to say what they saw as the most attractive option in each of three pictures showing a men’s face in a profile. It was found that rhinoplasty patients and non-patients seemed to agree on the ideal proportions. A nose that was somewhat smaller than the average image in each series, a little less prominent, a bit more of a scoop and a straight tip won the most admiration. “That does not mean however, that one nose fits all. There may be universal designed principles for surgeons to follow according to plastic surgeons but not an ideal mould that outfits all rhinoplasty patients with a cookie cutter nose” says Dr Fayman.