Having a well-defined nose and taller nose bridge can bring a significant difference to one’s facial features. Unfortunately, Southeast Asians’ noses have the opposite traits. Flatter nose bridges and bulbous nose tips are common to a lot of people of Chinese descent. Hence, a lot of Singaporeans are looking into getting rhinoplasty to improve the appearance of their noses.
Rhinoplasty is a procedure done to augment the nose. The oldest way to do this is to perform plastic surgery on the nose. Because of the different risks and side effects involved in surgical operations, only a few people go all the way to achieve their dream noses using this method. One of the breakthroughs in aesthetic procedures is non-surgical rhinoplasty. Nose augmentation without undergoing the knife? You bet!
In this article, we will focus on one type of non-surgical nose augmentation: the nose thread lift procedure.
Nose Thread Lift – What is it exactly?
We asked an expert from 1Aesthetics, Medical & Surgery, and here is what they told us. A nose thread lift is a non-surgical nose augmentation procedure that uses biocompatible and absorbable threads which are inserted into the nose for a lifting effect on the target areas.
What are the benefits of a nose thread lift procedure?
The benefits of a nose thread lift procedure are:
- Best for contouring and defining features of the nose
- Quick and effective nose lifting procedure
- Minimal to no downtime
- No risk for blindness
- No surgery needed
What nasal features can a nose thread lift procedure augment?
A nose thread lift procedure can augment the following unflattering nasal features:
- Button nose
- Crooked nose
- Dragon nose
- Low nose bridge
- Retracted nose
- Ski slope
- Bulbous nose tip
- Upturned nose tip
What is used in a nose thread lift procedure?
A nose thread lift procedure may use either PDO (Polydioxanone) or PCL (Polycaprolactone) threads for augmentation. The threads are inserted in the nose with the use of a blunt cannula.
What are the steps involved in a nose thread lift procedure?
Before we get to the steps involved in an actual nose thread lift procedure, it is important that a patient gets a thorough consultation with an experienced and skilled doctor first. They should be prepared to share their desired results with their physician. Likewise, the doctor should be able to give proper advice to their patients, especially when it comes to the effects of the procedure.
On the day of the procedure, the following steps are done:
- Cleansing of the treatment area
- Measurements and marking of treatment areas to ensure accuracy when inserting the threads
- Application of numbing cream on the treatment areas to ease discomfort during the procedure, followed by an injection of local anesthesia on the nose tip and bridge
- Puncturing of the nose tip with the use of a small needle to make an entry point for the threads
- Insertion of threads using a blunt cannula
What can be expected after a nose thread lift procedure?
Patients can expect to see either of the following effects depending on their desired results:
- Higher nose bridge
- Improved tip rotation
- Straighter nose bridge for crooked nose
- Sharper nose tip
- Slender nose tip
- Slimmer nose bridge
Are there possible risks and side effects after a nose thread lift procedure?
The possible risks and side effects after a nose thread lift procedure are:
- Thread migration or extrusion
How long will the entire procedure take?
The procedure can be completed in an hour or less depending on the number of threads needed to be used for the augmentation.
Are the effects of the nose thread lift procedure immediately seen?
Yes, nose thread lift effects are immediately seen right after the procedure is completed.
What should be done for aftercare?
Patients are advised not to apply pressure on the nose following the treatment. Doctors may prescribe medications, such as antibiotics to avoid infections. Patients should also avoid drinking alcohol or any supplement that can impede the quick healing of the nose.
How long will the results last?
The results will last for a maximum of 12 months.
How many sessions should be done on my nose?
One session is enough to achieve your desired results. Maintenance can be done in an interval of 1 to 2 years in order to keep the results for a longer time.
How much is the cost of a nose thread lift procedure in Singapore?
The cost of a nose thread lift procedure starts at $700.
Can a nose thread lift procedure be combined with other procedures?
Yes, a nose thread lift procedure can be combined with nose fillers. Both procedures have limitations when used augmenting the nose and combining them is the best way to bring more improvement to these limits.