Kate Middleton
Many women use the Duchess of Cambridge's nose as inspiration for plastic surgery. Reuters/Alastair Grant/Pool

Kate Middleton’s nose is one of the most coveted by women seeking plastic surgery.

Ever since the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William married in 2011, women have looked toward Middleton as a style inspiration, from her wardrobe, to her hair, teeth, and even her nose.

Many women are envious of Kate’s apparently near perfect nose due to its size, symmetry and proportion to her face and have been flocking to plastic surgery offices to get a nose like hers.

“Her nose is straight with a cute, rounded tip and is perfectly in proportion to her face,” Plastic surgeon Maurizio Persico, who specializes in nose reshaping, told the Daily Mail.

“This gives Kate an attractive and striking profile. Plus, she always looks happy and confident in photos, which is especially appealing to women whose own appearance makes them unhappy — those who feel self-conscious about larger or crooked noses, which they believe dominate their faces.”

Psychologist Carmen Lefevre told the Mail that there is an evolutionary preference for small, straight noses like Kate’s.

“The symmetry of Kate’s nose, the angle between her lip and the tip of her nose and the minimal amount of nostril on show, are all near-perfect,” she said.

Several women revealed to the Mail, their stories of coveting Kate’s iconic nose, and how getting plastic surgery to emulate it has changed their lives.

Sarah Hattley, 31, took out a loan to cover the £4,900 cost of the rhinoplasty she had in October 2011 and said that it has given her confidence like Kate’s.

"I’ve admired Kate since she first got engaged to William. I’ve tried to copy her natural makeup and long, glossy hair style: she always looks so effortlessly groomed. But it was her perfect nose — narrow and petite, with a subtle upturn — that always caught my eye in pictures," she told the Mail.

Danielle Murray, 24, made the decision to get rhinoplasty while watching the royal wedding in April 2011.

“When I look in the mirror, I no longer see the hooked Roman nose I’d hated for years. I see a cute, slightly upturned nose just like the Duchess of Cambridge’s, and it makes me incredibly happy,” she told the news website.

“My fixation with my nose started when I was 13, after a boy at school started teasing me, saying: ‘You need to sort your big nose out!’ It had never bothered me before, but I became instantly obsessed.”

After saving up for the £3,950 cost, Murray had her surgery in October 2011. She details that she could see the difference in her nose even directly after the operation, amid all the swelling.

“After the operation, the discomfort was like having a heavy cold and I couldn’t breathe properly for a week. I was glued to the mirror — even with a protective cast on my nose I could see that the new shape was what I’d wanted,” she said.

“A week later, the cast was removed. Smaller and more feminine, my new nose was exactly what I’d dreamed of and has had a magical effect on my confidence.”