What is a Nose Thread Lift Procedure?
Nose threads are the latest trend in aesthetic medicine to help shape and define your nose.
They are used to define and straighten the nose contour, lift the nose tip, and to increase the height of your nose, especially the bridge. Nose threads are also used to contour the base of the nose, lifting it up and allowing the nose to look smaller and sharper.
How Does Nose Threadlift Work?
Originating from korea, nose threads in Singapore are made of PDO (polydioxanone) material. Depending on individual, different number of threads will be used.
When placed down the midline of the nose (through the tip), these threads increase the height and straightens the bridge of the nose. This increase in height and straightness is due to the added volume of the threads.
The tiny anchoring points throughout the threads also allows it to ‘tighten’ when inserted. This results in the a more lifted and sharper nose tip.
Is it Permanent/How Long Does it Last?
Nose threadlifts typically last for 12 months and are not permanent as they are made of Polydioxanone (PDO) material. PDO is also used for sutures to close wounds, such as in surgical operations. This material dissolves over time and is absorbed and secreted naturally by the body.
Threadlifts also stimulates collagen synthesis under the skin and some people might notice that some effect of the threadlifts persist longer.
Is Nose Thread Lift Safe?
As nose threads are made of PDO and are used by surgeons to stitch wounds, they are absolutely bio-compatible and safe for the body. Especially in Singapore, Hiko nose thread lift are becoming a more popular and safer alternative to nose fillers. The word Hiko came from “high” and “ko” that originated in Korea and it’s one of the most preferred choices for nose lift in Asia. The threads used in this procedure are fine and soft, so they will not penetrate the blood vessels. Thus, the risk of vessel occlusion is eliminated and the risk of skin necrosis and blindness is very minimum to none. So not only is Hiko nose lift effective, most importantly it is safe for anyone who wants to take up the procedure!
Nose Threads vs Nose Fillers
Which one is more suitable for me?
Many patients come to our clinic for nose augmentation. Over the years, nose fillers have become the norm but nose threadlifts in Singapore have become increasing popular. Nowadays, patients will usually ask which is more suitable for them, nose fillers or threadlifts.
Every individual’s nose is different and some noses are more suitable for threadlifts, while some will benefit more from fillers. A combination of threads and fillers are sometimes used for a more dramatic result. The option of threads or fillers will depend on your objective and desired outcome.
Read more about Common nose types, and Nose Threads vs Fillers (Which one is a better option for your nose type?)