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. This means that the threads will dissolve fully within 6-9 months.
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.
What Areas Of The Nose Can A Nose Thread Lift Be Used For?
A nose thread lift can be used for the following areas:
- Bridge of the nose
- Tip of the nose
How Long Does the Result Last?
The embedded threads will completely dissolve after 6 to 8 months after the procedure. 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 even be seen.
Who Is A Nose Thread Lift Suitable For?
A nose thread lift is suitable for both male and female.
However, this procedure is not suitable for people:
- With active skin infection or inflammation
- With autoimmune diseases
- Who have undergone rhinoplasty
- Who are looking to completely change the appearance of their noses
What Are The Side Effects Of A Nose Thread Lift?
Some common side effects of the procedure include bruising and swelling which may last for a couple of days. In rare cases, the procedure can lead to infection, and thread protrusion.
Is The Choice of Doctor Important For Your Nose Thread Lift In Singapore 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.
Before you proceed with a nose thread lift, you should always find out the following from the doctor:
- Request to see some before-and-after pictures of his/her previous cases so you have a better gauge of the expected outcome
- Number of cases he has performed so far
- Complication (if any) and how he/she dealt with it
- Types of threads he/she will be using for the procedure
- Number of threads he/she will be using
- Availability of post-treatment protocol and service support
You should also consider the experience of your doctor.
A doctor who has performed many cases of non-surgical thread lift can ensure better outcome for your treatment. Additionally, an experienced doctor can also accurately determine the exact number of threads required to achieve the desired outcome.
Will The Thickness Of Nose Thread Affect The Results Of The Procedure?
Yes, the thickness of the nose thread used is essential for the success of the procedure.
Many doctors use short, smooth threads which give very poor results because they are thin and smooth. However, in most cases, 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.
Is There A Risk of Blindness After A Nose Thread Lift Procedure?
Nose thread lift treatments are done by inserting a blunt canula 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 complications such as skin necrosis and blindness.
How Much Does A Nose Thread Lift Cost In Singapore?
Here at Radium Medical Aesthetics, we offer Korean PDO Nose Thread Lift with prices starting from S$688 (before GST).
What Should I Do After My Nose Thread Lift In Singapore?
COMPLETE THE COURSE OF MEDICATION
We recommend completing the course of medication prescribed to you by your doctor. These medications can include antibiotics to help prevent infections and medicine to reduce swelling and bruising.
AVOID FOODS THAT MAY WORSEN BRUISING
You should also avoid consuming alcohol and supplements as they might aggravate your bruising.
STAY AWAY FROM RUBBING OR EXFOLIATING YOUR NOSE
It is highly recommended that you refrain from rubbing or exfoliating your nose after the procedure.
What Is The Difference Between A Nose Thread Lift And Nose Filler?
With the availability of a variety of non-surgical nose jobs, it can be hard to determine which procedure is the best for you.
If you’re considering between a nose filler and nose thread lift, the table below shows the main differences between both procedures.
With this information in hand, you’ll hopefully understand them better and be able to make a more well-informed decision.
|Description||Nose Thread Lift||Nose Fillers|
|Duration||Procedure can take between 30 and 45 minutes||Procedure can take between 15 and 30 minutes|
|Pain Level||Low||Low to moderate|
|Downtime||Minimal downtime (Nose may feel sore for up to 2 days due to the insertion of PDO threads)||Minimal to no downtime (Bruising and swelling may occur for about half a day after the procedure)|
|Reversibility||Irreversible||Can be reversed if HA fillers are used|
|Suitability||People with noses that are slightly off-centre.|
People with a big nose tip.
People who have a poor nose tip angle.
People with a wide nose.
|People with a flat nose bridge.|
People with a ill-defined nose tip
|Longevity of Results||8 to 12 months||Approximately 12 months|
|Possible Risk||Swelling, bruising and infection if threads are not inserted properly.||Risk of spreading, making your nose wider than it should.|
May potentially lead to skin necrosis and blindness if performed poorly.
|Cost||Starts from S$688 (Cost will vary based on the number of threads required)||Starts from S$800 (Cost will vary based on the type of dermal filler and volume used|
What Is The Perfect Nose?
A nose is considered ‘perfect’ when it 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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