Why Do You Need A Nose Thread Lift?
Have you been practicing your contouring skills to achieve a thinner, higher and hence more pointed nose? For those looking to give their nose a non-surgical makeover, there is hope beyond messy makeup! A nose thread lift, also known as the “lunch-time nose job” and hugely popular in South Korea, is an easy way to shape your nose without going under the knife.
One of the most popular procedures in Asia, nose thread lifts are often used to design noses based on favourite celebrities or achieving a pointed shape — which is as coveted as the V-shaped face by the way!
What Is A Nose Thread Lift?
A thread lift is the non-invasive version of a traditional surgical facelift. The procedure involves the use of barbed, dissolvable threads made of the same material as surgical sutures, that are placed strategically under the skin to give an instant and visible improvement to sagging skin. Often called HIKO or high nose, a nose thread lift procedure uses threads made of PDO(Polydioxanone) material that are placed under the skin to provide structure, lift the nose bridge and the nose top.
PDO threads are scientifically proven to be fully absorbed by the body after some time. In fact, as these PDO threads dissolve over time, they also stimulate new collagen formation that helps keep the nose shape and maintain its structure over time. So, while the threads typically dissolve in 6-9 months, the collagen fibres formed during the process prolong the effects to well over 1-1.5 years.
When You Should Consider A Nose Thread Lift
If you have been wanting to change the shape of your nose, then getting a nose thread lift just makes sense for a number of reasons. In the simplest of terms, it is non-invasive, non-surgical and needs only around 45 minutes of your time. With little to no downtime involved and results seen right after the procedure, a Nose Thread Lift is truly a good investment.
It is also important to remember that while a nose thread lift is generally considered a safe procedure, it is also a highly-skilled one that needs the hands of an experienced medical professional. Side effects may be limited to redness at the injection point and some amount of swelling that subsides within a few days, but less common reactions such as deviation, infection and thread protrusion can also occur.
You should not consider a nose thread lift for a small number of reasons, expectations being the biggest one. When you sign up for a thread lift, the changes are subtle and not drastic. If you want to change your nose entirely and look like a different person, a thread lift will not deliver on those results and you may be a candidate for surgery instead.
However, if you are hoping for slight, subtle lifting to your nose that enhances the face structure and brings out the best in your features (users report more visible eyes, smile etc), then a nose thread lift is a good way to go.
A nose thread lift may also not be suitable if you have any active skin infections, an autoimmune disease, have undergone a rhinoplasty or are looking to fix a nasal deformity. We highly recommend speaking to your medical practitioner on your expectations and health history before making any decisions.
How A Nose Thread Lift Shapes The Nose
A typical nose thread lift will start with taking some photos and application of a topical numbing cream. Nasal proportions will also be taken, to measure and determine the ideal height and point of insertion for the threadlift. A doctor will then inject a small amount of anaesthetic to the nose area that will numb your entire nasal region for the next 15 minutes or so.
Following this, a small injection is placed at the correct point on the nose before insertion of the nose threadlift. Only 1 tiny injection point at the tip of the nose is required for the entire non-surgical nose job, thus keeping redness and downtime to a minimum.
Threads are placed horizontally into the nose bridge and vertically into the nose tip and while it may sound like a lot, it is painless because of the anesthesia. You may feel some amount of pressure and tugging during the procedure but most patients find the experience comfortable and tolerable.
As with all aesthetic procedures, remember that technique is key. This is why it is highly recommended that you go to trained doctors, who know advanced techniques and use innovative ways to ensure you have an outcome that is optimal and one that you will love.
How Long Does A Nose Thread Lift Last?
With only one session needed, and results seen almost instantly, more and more people are opting to get a sharper nose with thread lifts.
The results of a nose thread lift can last from 1 to 2 years. This long-lasting effect comes from the threadlift’s ability to stimulate new collagen formation over time. Should you need a possible top up, doctors recommend returning for a reassessment around the 6-8 month mark.
What you see after the procedure relies heavily on the skillset of your doctor as well as the number of threads used. Should the right type and number of threads be used in the procedure, the results usually match expectations and are visible right after the procedure.
How Much Would A Nose Thread Lift Singapore Cost?
Typically, the cost of a nose thread lift in Singapore price ranges from $1,000 – $5,000. These can vary based on different factors such as the type and brand of the thread used, number of threads, your doctor’s professional fees and any post-treatment medication.
It may be cheaper to get a nose thread lift treatment elsewhere in Asia but you need to ask yourself if this is the time to bargain shop? When it comes to treatments that need a doctor, both for their skill level and the ability to manage medical emergencies, the top priority should be that of going to a professional versus costs.
Singapore has some of the best medical facilities and doctors in the world and this is why a number of people, celebrities or otherwise, flock to the city to get cosmetic treatments done. And if you have close access to these excellent facilities and practitioners, why go searching for something cheaper when the risk of infection, botched procedures and poor quality material is pretty high?
Keep in mind that the success of the nose thread lift procedure depends mainly on your doctor’s skills and expertise, so choose wisely!