What you need to know about a non-surgical nose job
In this day and age, no longer is plastic surgery considered taboo. In fact, plastic surgery is growing in popularity each year, with almost two million surgical procedures taking place in the United States alone. In the last decade, the total number of plastic surgeries has increased by a staggering 98%.
This could be in part due to the fact that women are no longer the only people having cosmetic surgery. Men are also contributing to the increase in procedures, accounting for over one hundred and fifty thousand plastic surgeries per year.
When it comes to popular cosmetic procedures, it is no wonder rhinoplasty ranks in the top 5 most popular surgeries, especially among Asians. Asians generally have wider and flatter noses, and generally want to achieve a narrower, more defined nose with the help of rhinoplasty.
But if surgery seems too intense or even scary, we can all rejoice in the fact that there’re also non-surgical alternatives, in the form of fillers and nose threadlift.
What are nose fillers?
Nose fillers usually involves injecting hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers into the skin. This helps to sculpt the nose by adding volume to the nose, at the precise location. After the numbing cream or local anesthetic has set in, the doctor will inject HA fillers to areas such as the bridge and the tip of the nose to enhance height and projection.
Side effects of nose fillers?
Patients can expect some mild swelling, redness and even bruising at the injection points. But these should subside within a couple of days.
Fillers should be performed by experienced and certified medical practitioners, to reduce the chances of infection and any possible complications, such as blindness!
How long can nose fillers last?
They can typically last for up to 12 months after the treatment. If the treatment is repeated regularly, it can even last for as long as 36 months. It all depends on the individual.
What is a nose threadlift?
Thanks to latest medical advancements, the nose can now be augmented using polydioxanone (PDO) threads that are 100% compatible and absorbable by our bodies.
Commonly known as a ‘lunchtime nose job’, a nose threadlift is a treatment that can be completed in under an hour. Thanks to the minimal downtime from this procedure, patients can resume their daily activities right after.
After numbing and application of local anesthetic, the doctor places fine threads along the nasal bridge to achieve height and projection for the nose. The threads also help to stimulate collagen formation to provide sustainable lift for the nose.
The number of threads required will vary according to the individual. An initial consult with a medical professional is a must to determine the current shape of the nose and the desired outcome before deciding on the number of threads required. Patients can immediately see results after the procedure.
Side effects of nose threadlift?
Due to the PDO threads being bio-absorbable, they will be broken down in 6 to 8 months after the treatment.
Patients can expect to experience some soreness and swelling immediately after the treatment. However, these side effects only last for a few days.
How long can nose threadlifts last?
Patients can expect a nose threadlift treatment to usually last for approximately 1-2 years. If the treatment is repeated 9 months after the first treatment, results tend to be longer-lasting. As this procedure offers stimulation of collagen in the nose, some permanent lifting can be expected.
The nose knows best
It’s true that undergoing either of these treatments achieves the end goal of improving the appearance of your nose, many doctors do feel that a combination of both treatments can provide maximal results.
Nonetheless, it’s best to seek the advise of a medical professional to determine what would best work for your nose.