There are two main types of noses as far as rhinoplasty is concerned: bony nose and fleshy nose (meaty nose). The defining factor in differentiating between bony noses and fleshy noses is the thickness of the skin. Bony noses have thin skin or medium-thickness skin, but meaty noses have thick skin.
Because of the thinness of the skin in bony noses, the details of their structures are clearly recognizable. These noses generally have stronger cartilage, which leads to the nasal tip to be firmer with less likelihood of droopiness.
On the other hand, fleshy noses do not reveal the details of their bony structure and cartilage because of their thick skin. Furthermore, these noses have weaker and thinner cartilage tissues.
Sometimes, however, the above general rule does not apply, i.e. a bony nose might have thick skin and a fleshy nose might have a thin skin with strong cartilages.