Why Nose Thread Lift Is Better Option?
For most Asians, our facial structure is often categorised as having wide faces, small eyes, and low nose bridges. With the nose being the centre of the face, it’s probably the first facial feature to stand out among other features.
That said, the beauty standards in Asia are everchanging but often with a focus on high nose bridge. As one of the highly coveted features among Asian women, it’s no surprise if you notice something different about your friend’s facial feature after going MIA (missing in action) on you.
In fact, more people are searching for reliable doctors in hopes to achieve such standards, be it the surgical way or the safer non-surgical option. With various advancements in the medical aesthetics field, aided with better technology, people are seeking out the non-surgical way to augment their nose.
Instead of going under the knife, non-surgical options such as nose thread lift and nose filler offer a safer and more convenient procedure with lesser downtime. In this article, we’ll be sharing all you need to know about nose thread lift.
What is a Nose Thread Lift?
As one of the non-surgical options, a nose thread lift uses polydioxanone (PDO) threads that are 100% bio-compatible and absorbable by the human body. For Malaysians with ill-defined noses (think low nose bridge and under-projected nose tip), a nose thread lift can help to contour and shape the nose to the desired state.
What are the procedures involved?
Commonly known as a ‘lunchtime nose job’, a nose thread lift is a treatment that can be completed within an hour. Due to its minimal downtime, you can instantly resume your daily activities after the treatment.
After your doctor’s consultation, the next step involves marking the areas where the threads will be placed to achieve your expected outcome. A local anesthetic will then be given to numb any of the discomfort that you may experience during the procedure.
If you have a low nose bridge, the doctor will place fine threads along your nasal bridge for the height as they work to elevate your nose bridge and straighten your nasal profile when you look from the side.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking to have a sharper nose, the threads will be inserted into your nasal tip at a precise depth to achieve the desired projection. Note that the threads act as a support structure to give you the outcome that you desire. Additionally, a nose thread lift works to stimulate collagen production for a sustainable nose lift.
Depending on your desired outcome of nasal shape and height, the doctor will customise the type and number of threads to be used. Results are instantly visible as the threads provide the scaffold for the nose.
How long does the result last?
As the threads provide a scaffold for the nose, you can expect the results to be immediately visible after the treatment. The results from a single treatment can usually last for about 1 to 2 years.
If the treatment is repeated 9 months after the initial treatment, you can expect the result to be long-lasting. Additionally, with regular stimulation of collagen production in the nose, you may notice some permanent lifting.
Is Nose Thread Lift Safe?
Thanks to the advancement of medical technology, getting a nose job is now safer and far more convenient than the conventional surgical way. However, as with other medical procedures, a nose thread lift can cause potential risks and side effects if not performed correctly.
Potential side effects
As the PDO threads are 100% bio-compatible and absorbable by the human body, they will be broken down in 6 to 8 months after the treatment. Besides, PDO is often used by surgeons for their surgical sutures. Therefore, you needn’t worry about the thread remaining in your nose.
After the treatment, you may experience some side effects such as soreness and swelling. Note that these are normal as your nasal skin was subject to foreign contact and local anaesthetic. The side effects will then subside after a few days.
While the use of PDO threads has made it easier for you to get a nose job, there are risks associated with it. With the rise of uncertified medical aesthetic practitioners in Malaysia, you may risk exposing yourself to medical negligence.
Not only that, but improper sterilisation procedure, inaccurate type and the number of threads used, poor knowledge of anatomy can also cause infection, nasal deviation, or scarring. Thus, it’s important to seek treatment provided by certified medical aesthetic practitioners.
Nose Thread Lift vs Nose Filler
Before we pit the two non-surgical options against one another, it’s important to understand how each treatment differs, especially nose fillers. Ahead, we’re sharing brief information about nose filler treatment.
Much like dermal fillers, nose fillers involve injecting Hyaluronic Acid (HA) into your nasal skin. As hyaluronic acid is naturally produced under the skin, it’s typically used to sculpt the nose by adding volume to it. Once the local anaesthetic has set in, the doctor will inject HA fillers into your nasal bridge and tip of the nose to achieve your desired outcome.
Similar to a nose thread lift Malaysia, you can expect some side effects such as swelling and redness at the injection points. Some bruising may also occur. However, if a nose filler is performed incorrectly or by an inexperienced doctor, there’s a possibility of infection and vascular complications such as skin necrosis and blindness.
Results of a nose filler treatment typically last up to 12 months after the treatment. If repeated regularly, it can last up to 36 months, depending on the individual.
Now that you’ve learned about nose fillers, it’s time to pit the two nose treatments together. That said, each treatment has its benefits and risks with a common goal, that is to give you a more defined nose.