Are you unhappy with the way your nose looks? Do you want it to have a higher nose bridge? Or do you want a more defined and straighter nose shape?
Don’t worry. You are not alone.
Every year, almost 700,000 people around the world get a cosmetic procedure to fix their noses. A lot of them are from Asian countries like Singapore, where a lot of people are not satisfied with the way their noses look and want them to look higher and sharper like that of Caucasians. In fact, nose jobs have become quite mainstream that in countries like South Korea, some parents gift their children a nose job for their birthdays!
A lot of these nose lifts are done using traditional rhinoplasty, which is a surgical procedure. It is understandable though that some people may be wary of rhinoplasty because of the invasive nature of the procedure. Rhinoplasty is a delicate procedure and requires the doctor to make incisions on your nose, which to be fair, can scare some people away. It’s also important to take note of the possible risks and complications associated with surgery, such as infection and bleeding. Some would prefer a less invasive method that still achieves similar results to what you’d expect from a traditional rhinoplasty.
Well thanks to advancements in technology, it’s possible to get a nose lift using a less invasive method – through nose thread lift in Singapore. Compared to traditional rhinoplasty, a nose thread lift is less invasive and has a quicker recovery time. It is also a quicker procedure, which can be finished in about 30 minutes, giving it the famous nickname of being a “lunchtime nose job”. It’s no wonder that this procedure has started to gain traction in Singapore as an alternative to rhinoplasty. In this Health Ascent article, we discuss some things you need to know about nose thread lifts before you decide to get one.
1. What are nose thread lifts?
A nose thread lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure whose goal is to repair or reshape the nose through the use of special, dissolvable threads made of polydioxanone (PDO). These PDO threads are inserted into the nose through small incisions, which in turn provide structure to the nose and reshapes it based on how they are inserted by the specialist. PDO is biocompatible with the human body and is absorbed into the body so that there’s no need for a follow-up procedure to remove them.
2. Nose thread lifts are recommended for patients who have noses with mild crookedness or dorsal humps.
The suitable candidates for a nose thread lift are people who have had no rhinoplasties done yet and have mild to moderate crooked noses or humps. If you have had a prior rhinoplasty or nose job done, it may affect the effectiveness of the thread lift or even cause some complications.
3. Avoid drinking alcohol before the procedure.
Alcohol can cause some bruising on the patient, so it’s best if you stay away from drinking it for at least a week before your scheduled thread lift procedure. Inform your doctor about any medication or supplement you’re taking as well as any allergies you may have so that he/she is adequately prepared for you.
4. The nose thread lift is a quick and safe procedure.
Before you can get a scheduled thread lift procedure, the doctor will first assess your nose and what you want to achieve with the procedure. Make sure that you inform the doctor about your goals as honestly as possible. Your overall health will also be assessed such as your medical history and the presence of any possible allergies.
For the procedure itself, it’s actually a very quick and simple process. First, the doctor will administer a local anaesthetic on your nose to reduce the discomfort of the procedure. The doctor will then puncture the nose tip with a thin needle. The threads are then carefully inserted into the nose using blunt cannulas. This process is repeated until the desired result by the doctor is achieved. The whole process can be finished in less than 30 minutes, which is very quick compared to a traditional rhinoplasty which could last for more than an hour.
5. There is little to no downtime after a nose thread lift procedure.
Unlike a lot of other cosmetic treatments, there is almost no downtime at all after a nose thread lift. In fact, a lot of patients opt to get the procedure done during their lunchtime, which is how the procedure got its nickname. After the procedure, there may be some swelling or lightness of feeling, but these should fade away in a few minutes. Depending on how your body responds to it, you can actually resume your activities immediately if you want.
6. The full results of a nose thread lift can be observed in as fast as a week.
Even if there is some bruising or swelling, you can still expect the results of your nose thread lift procedure in as fast as 7 days. Unlike a surgical procedure for example, your body doesn’t need as much energy for healing an incision. The results of a nose thread lift should last for a year or more and follow up procedures are needed to maintain your nose’s appearance.