Aesthetic nose

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Aesthetic nose

Aesthetic nose

The nose is shaped to the user's desired form, matching prevalent beauty standards and enhancing physical impressions.

Base Stats

Medical ItemsBody Parts
Tech Level
Market Value
585 Silver


Crafted At
Fabrication bench
Required Research
Flesh shapingTechprint
Skill Required
Crafting 8
Work To Make
26,000 ticks (7.22 mins)
Resources to make
Plasteel 10 + Advanced component 2
Advanced, ImplantEmpireCommon
Bionic, ImplantEmpireCommon

The aesthetic nose is an artificial body part that replaces the organic nose and improves the beauty of the implanted pawn.


Aesthetic noses can be crafted at a Fabrication bench once the Flesh shaping research project has been completed. The required techprint can be obtained either by trade or completing quests for the Empire. They require Plasteel 10 Plasteel, Advanced component 2 Advanced components, 26,000 ticks (7.22 mins) of work, and a Crafting skill of 8.

The required techprint can be obtained either by trade or completing quests for the Empire. The part itself can be obtained by trade, quests or found on raiders and visitors.


An aesthetic nose replaces the pawn's biological nose. The aesthetic nose increases a pawn's beauty by +1, which increases the pawn's market value, and also increases other pawn's opinion of them by +20. Note that all pawn beauty modifiers are additive and that a net change in pawn beauty above +2 or below -2 will have no further effect. See pawn beauty for more details.

It can be used to replace a destroyed or missing nose, removing the "disfigured" penalty for missing a nose.

The aesthetic nose does not add any stat offsets to the pawn other than beauty. It cannot be used at the same time as a gastro-analyzer. This is intended behavior.[1]

Although the aesthetic nose can be added to a pawn missing their organic nose and theoretically replaces one, when it is subsequently removed through the "Remove aesthetic nose (nose)" operation, a healthy organic nose will be left behind even if it was missing or damaged before.


Installing the part requires 2,500 ticks (41.67 secs) of work, 2x medicine of herbal quality or better, and a Medical skill of 5.

Removing the part requires 2,500 ticks (41.67 secs) of work, 1x medicine of herbal quality or better, and a Medical skill of 5.

If the operation fails, the part will be destroyed.


The aesthetic nose both improves the beauty of the pawn and replaces a missing nose. Thus, it is useful for social harmony by keeping opinions high, both by the +20 of having +1 beauty but also by avoiding the "disfigured" opinion penalty a missing nose creates. This bonus and removal of a malus can also help couple up a particular pawn or keep an existing couple together and happy by increasing their opinion of each other.

It can also be particularly useful to compensate for reduced beauty: it can cancel out the opinion malus from the ugly trait or the beauty reduction from the armorskin gland.Content added by the Royalty DLC When combined with the aesthetic shaper,Content added by the Royalty DLC they can compensate for the opinion malus from the staggeringly ugly trait or the beauty reduction from the stoneskin gland.Content added by the Royalty DLC

Increasing a pawn's beauty above 2 has no additional effect on opinion. For example, a beautiful pawn will have a +40 opinion boost, with or without the aesthetic nose being installed, despite the pawn's beauty being 3 with the implant, which should result in a +60 opinion bonus otherwise. The same restriction also applies to the aesthetic shaper.Content added by the Royalty DLC Also, keep in mind that the opinion bonus is completely disregarded if the pawn is disfigured (e.g. due to injury on the eyes or ears). Beauty and disfigurement also never affect the opinions of pawns who have the Kind or Psychopath traits, or who are completely blind.

The nose can also be be used to regrow a pawn's organic nose without needing to use a Biosculpter pod's bioregeneration cycle or a Healer mech serum. This is useful if you want to remove the "disfigured" penalty but do not require the +1 beauty (such as if a pawn has the Beautiful trait which results in the maximum effective pawn beauty of +2), or if you want to install a gastro-analyzer which can only be installed in an organic nose. Either way, the aesthetic nose can then be reused on a different pawn.

The gastro-analyzer and aesthetic nose cannot be installed on the same pawn. This is the only part incompatibility, meaning that besides wealth, there is no reason not to install this part on non-cooking pawns. Even then, due to the fairly easily reached maximum effective cooking speed, a pawn with 15 or higher skill and other augmentations (e.g. bionic eyes or bionic arms) is unlikely to benefit from a gastro-analyzer anyway. However, its small effect makes installing an aesthetic nose a low priority regardless.


  1. "Gastro-analyzer is an implant INTO the nose, while aesthetic nose REPLACES the nose. You can't install a gastro analyzer into a aesthetic nose; it's one or the other." - Tynan Sylvester, Cannot replace destroyed gastro-analyzer on Ludeon forums.