Meticulous by nature, Dr Wan enjoys the scientific precision and intricate artistry of medical aesthetics. Dr Wan believes that happy patients are his best advertisements. He derives a great sense of personal satisfaction from seeing his patients achieve great and natural-looking results and is sincerely dedicated to helping them do so.
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.
Originating from Korea, the nose thread lift is rapidly becoming more and more popular in Singapore. Biocompatible surgical sutures or threads are inserted into the nose via a tiny needle puncture, which augments and lifts the height of the nose. Unlike nose fillers, threads used in a nose thread lift are made of 100% absorbable material used for many years in surgery.
Once inserted, nose threads lift up the surrounding tissue, immediately supporting and defining the nose bridge. Unlike nose fillers, nose threads act as a scaffold to stimulate collagen production while gradually dissolving naturally. The end result of the nose threadlift is a by-product of the thread type, number of threads used and area of nose tip worked on and the approach to the lift performed by the doctor.
Nose filler injections 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 the death of tissues. Nose threadlift uses suture material to act as a solid filler, avoiding this risk. Unlike fillers that tend to spread towards the side leading to widening of the nose bridge after injection (the so-called ‘avatar nose’), nose threads stay in position and are unlikely to migrate.
All fillers, including nose fillers are gels. Even the hardest nose filler feels firm at best. Nose threads feel more like a real nose to touch. Nose thread lifts for nose contouring 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 sufficient numbers of threads with the correct length and 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:
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.
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