Nose thread lift Singapore

what is a nose thread lift?

Due to genetics, Asians tend to have a shorter and flatter nose without a defined nose tip and bridge. Many patients in Singapore don't have the nose they desire. This has caused many Asians to turn to nose fillers as a non-surgical way to get a higher nose bridge. However, nose fillers are not the only solution for this. An alternative to nose fillers that has been gaining popularity is the nose thread lift.

How do nose thread lifts work?

Originating from Korea, the nose thread lift in Singapore are rapidly becoming more and more popular. Biocompatible surgical sutures or threads are inserted into the nose via a tiny needle puncture, which results in an augment and lift the height of the nose. Unlike nose fillers, these threads used in a nose thread lift are and made of polydioxanone (PDO), a 100% absorbable material used for many years in surgery.

Once inserted, nose threads occupy space, immediately supporting and defining the nose bridge. Also unlike nose fillers, over time, PDO nose threads act as a scaffold to stimulate collagen production while gradually dissolving naturally. The end result of the PDO nose threadlift is a by-product of the PDO thread type, number of threads used and area of nose tip worked on and the approach to the lift performed by the doctor.

Benefits of Nose Threadlift

what makes it special?

Narrower, more defined nose bridge

Unlike fillers that tend to spread towards the side leading widening of the nose bridge after injection (the so-called ‘avatar nose’), PDO nose threads stay in position and are unlikely to migrate.

Natural Feel

All fillers, including nose fillers are gels. Even the hardest nose filler feels firm at best. PDO nose threads feel more like a real nose to touch.

No risk of vascular blockage

Nose filler injections into the nose carry a risk of the gel-like material entering the blood vessels causing obstruction. This nose lift or nose tip definition using fillers in Singapore can lead to interruption of blood supply to the skin or even the eyes or brain, leading to death of tissues. Nose threadlift uses suture material to act as a solid filler, avoiding this risk.

Am I a good candidate for nose thread lifts?

If you’ve had a surgical rhinoplasty before, you may not be a good candidate for a nose thread lift. You will primarily be a good candidate for a nose thread lift if you are looking to make your nose bridge sharper and more defined. However, if you are looking to reduce the size of your nose tip and nostrils, a nose thread lift may not be suitable for you and you might need to consider surgery instead.

1Aesthetics's View on Nose Threadlift in Singapore

dr wan's perspective

Nose thread lift for a nose bridge can give results amazingly close to that of nose implants, making it suitable for patients that desire results yet hesitate to go under the knife. This is provided a sufficient number of threads with the correct length, thickness are inserted precisely to support the nose structure. 

Many times, patients are fixated on getting the cheapest nose threadlift in Singapore but like most things, you get what you pay for. A nose thread lift in Singapore may be offered cheaply but often only involve the insertion of a few standard length threads (typically fewer than 10). Nose threads actually come from the supplier in standard thicknesses and lengths, pre-mounted on insertion cannulas. Many doctors would use these for nose thread lift without further customization to the patient’s nose structure. Why? Because this is fast, easy and doesn’t cost much for the doctor.

Standard sized threads can sometimes work well without customizing – if you happen to have a standard size nose or something very close. Other times, standard size threads may lead to problems:

  • Too short – May lead to a “step-off” over the nose bridge or nose tip
  • Too long – May lead to a curved or crooked bridge if pushed all the way in or risk thread protrusion through the nose tip if not pushed all the way in

Compared to just inserting standard threads, customization for a nose thread lift takes more than twice the time but it will produce a more nuanced and bespoke result catered to your individual nose structure that complements your facial features.

Frequently Asked Questions

let us clear your doubts!

nasal ridge and nasal tip treatment illustration

Numbing cream is applied before the procedure, after which local anaesthesia is injected along the nose. This numbs the whole area completely and you do not feel anything during the nose threadlift procedure.

There can be tiny marks from the local anaesthesia injections and a small needle puncture at the nose tip through which the threads are inserted. Like any injectable treatment involving a needle, there may be some swelling, bruising or soreness. This can persist for a few days to a week.

As with any injection procedures, infection is possible. Proper sterility at a licensed medical clinic will greatly reduce this risk.

As with almost every minimally invasive aesthetic procedure out there, after care is one of the most important steps in the treatment to ensure the procedure turns out exactly the way you want it to. Do read and follow the below steps to ensure your body heals the best it can, bringing you the best in treatment results.

First 24 to 48 hours, you’ll notice swelling from the injection points and possibly even bruising. Using a cold compress will aid you body in reducing the swelling and bruising.

If you find yourself in pain, analgesic painkillers such as paracetamol can be taken for some relief. Anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or aspirin should be avoided unless you have medical reasons for using them. You might be surprised to hear this, but the inflammation does help the production of collagen in the area, which is what you want from the thread lift. The pain should lessen considerably after 2 days. If it does not, please contact your doctor for advice.

Also, I cannot emphasize how important it is to avoid the sun, especially on the areas that have recently undergone the procedure, so as to avoid any unwanted cases of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Use an SPF30+ product for protection if you cannot avoid sunlight.

Pressure and force on the treated area should be avoided. Ensure you sleep with your face upwards. In fact, I recommend sleeping with 2 or more pillows stacked to elevate the head, keeping blood pressure in the region lower. Facial massages should be avoided for at least a month.

Once inserted into your nose, the threads will take anywhere between 6 to 12 months to completely dissolve. This will depend on individual lifestyle habits, metabolism, genetics as well as how many threads were inserted. 

Repeated treatment can sometimes lead to longer-lasting results because the threads also stimulate collagen production that accumulates and fills up the area. Hence some results may remain for a few more months even after the threads are absorbed.

Yes, these two procedures can be combined and can improve the overall results after both procedures are completed. I usually perform a nose thread lift first before considering whether or not the patient requires fillers.

For patients who have already done fillers in the past, I generally recommend that they wait for 9-12 months for the fillers to dissolve before going for the nose thread lift.

It is common that swelling or bruising happens after the nose thread lift. For some patients, I will recommend that they go on a course of anti-swelling medication before the procedure.

A rare but possible side effect is the extrusion of the nose threads. In that case, they will have to be surgically removed by using a small puncture and needle with a skilled doctor to extract the threads. This extraction will have to be done under a local anaesthesia.

No, a nose thread lift will have no effect on your sinus health and breathing. The nose threads will only be inserted into the soft tissue of your nose, not your nasal cavity. The inclusion of nose threads will not affect your ability to smell and due to the materials used, will not trigger any allergic reactions.

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