In the past, when people talk about nose augmentation or “nose job”, they usually refer to traditional rhinoplasty where it involves a surgical procedure for correcting and reconstructing the nose. Very often, a surgical rhinoplasty has long downtime and carries some surgical risks.
Thanks to medical technology breakthrough in recent years, a “nose job” no longer means having to undergo a surgical procedure. A 30-minute non-surgical nose thread lift is all you need to get a more defined, lifted nose.
Before you commit to getting a “lunchtime nose job” or a non-surgical nose thread lift done, here are some questions you probably want to know.
What Is a Non-Surgical Nose Thread Lift?
Non-surgical nose thread lift uses absorbable threads made of polydioxanone (PDO) that are 100% bio-compatible with the human body.
Many Asians have ill-defined noses which lacks height and projection. Non-surgical nose thread lift treatment addresses this problem. PDO threads are inserted horizontally into the nose bridge and vertically into the nose tip. The threads act as a scaffolding structure which helps to contour and shape the nose to the desired state.
How Long Does the Result Last?
The embedded threads will completely dissolve after 6 to 8 months after the treatment. However, the nose will stay in its lifted position for another 8 to 12 months.
If the treatment is repeated about 9 to 12 months after the initial treatment, you can expect the result to be longer-lasting. With regular stimulation and production of collagen in the nose, some permanent lifting can be seen.
Is The Choice of Doctor Important?
Choosing the right doctor to perform the treatment is important.
As compared to dermal filler treatments, a non-surgical nose thread lift is more straightforward. However, there are still some factors that will determine if you will leave the clinic with a more defined, lifted nose or a botched job.
Always find out the following from the doctor:
- Request to see some before and after pictures of his previous cases so you have a better gauge of the expected outcome
- The number of cases he has done
- Any complications so far
- Types of threads he will use
- Number of threads he will use
- Post-treatment protocol and service support
Many doctors use short, smooth threads which gives very poor results because they are thin and smooth. Thicker threads with anchors (known as cogs) are essential for effective lifting. On the other hand, thick threads may cause permanent scarring and trauma to the nose.
An experienced doctor who has done many cases of non-surgical nose thread lift can also ensure great outcome. It takes an experienced doctor to determine the exact number of threads required to achieve the desired outcome.
Is There a Risk of Blindness After the Treatment?
Nose thread lift treatment are done by inserting a blunt cannula to achieve the desired height and projection. The risk of blindness from non-surgical thread lift is almost non-existent.
The same cannot be said for nose fillers. Dermal fillers have been used by doctors to perform nose augmentation for many years. Even with many years of experience injecting nose fillers, many doctors are very cautious about performing nose fillers in case of vascular complication such as skin necrosis and blindness.
What Is the Perfect Nose?
A nose is considered ‘perfect’ when it is blends in well with your other facial features. According to Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, Medical Director of Radium Medical Aesthetics, he said: “There is no formula for the perfect nose. However, based on my years of experience in medical aesthetics, I have devised some proportions that best represent the aesthetic ideal of an Asian man or woman.”
Below is a general guide of what is deemed as a ‘perfect’ nose.
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