Nose Lift

The latest technologies in aesthetic medicine allows beauty seekers to have a nose enhancement by the insertion of fine sutures under the skin. Many doctors agree that Nose Lift can bring about a more natural look compared to nose fillers.

Want to find out more? Just read on.

How does Nose Lift work?

Just like the name suggests, Nose Lift involves shaping the nose with specifically designed threads. These threads are usually made from fibres that can be naturally degraded in our body, similar to those used in medical sutures. Nose threads can be categorised by their texture such as smooth “mono” threads, screw/tornado threads that wind around each other, as well as cogged/barbed threads which have tiny barbs to help hold the thread in place after insertion.

What are the differences between the different types of nose threads?

Currently, there are 3 types of threads most commonly used in nose thread lifts:

Polydioxanone (PDO)

PDO is one of the earliest materials used for absorbable sutures, and subsequently one of the first materials used in nose threads. PDO threads have the shortest duration amongst the different threads, being fully reabsorbed by the body after about 9 months to a year.
In many cases, doctors would recommend PDO threads to those doing a nose thread lift for the first time, as their effects are shorter as compared to other threads. If you are satisfied with the results, you can then return for another session with longer-lasting threads.

Polycaprolactone (PCL)

Those who are not new to thread lift procedures can consider PCL threads. Possessing a more complex structure than PDO threads, PCL threads are biochemically more stable – meaning that they last much longer than other threads while still being degradable by the body.
The key feature of PCL threads is their longevity. They take about 2 years or more to completely break down in the skin, and the collagen-producing effects can last for a year or more.

Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA)

Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA)
PLLA is another material commonly used in surgical sutures and nose thread lifts. Unlike the other two which are completely synthetic, PLLA threads can be manufactured from natural materials like fermented plant starch from corn or beets.
PLLA threads have 3 main features:
– PLLA is also the main active component in some skin injectables such as Sculptra. Hence, it is also an effective volumizer in addition to the lifting effects.
– PLLA causes the mildest inflammatory reaction amongst the 3 types of threads.
– PLLA threads last about 2 years once inserted into the skin.

Which threads should I choose?

As each type of thread has its distinct features, choosing your thread wisely can make a huge difference to your results.
For those who are new to nose lift procedures in general, the doctor may recommend that you start with PDO threads first as they do not last as long as other types of threads. If you like the results of your first nose thread lift, you can then opt for another session with longer-lasting PLLA or PCL threads.
If you are prone to having allergic reactions or have sensitive skin, PLLA threads are ideal as they only trigger a mild inflammatory reaction after insertion. In addition, the enhanced volumizing effect also makes it suitable for those who wish to have a more defined and straighter nose.
Finally, PCL threads are usually recommended for those who are already familiar with thread lift procedures and are happy with their results in the past. Nonetheless, first-timers who wish to have longer-lasting results can opt for PCL threads as well. Simply discuss this with our doctors during your consultation session.
Ultimately, because everyone has unique facial features, preferences and expectations, we can only give some general guidelines on the differences between the threads and under what conditions are they most suitable.
Achieve the nose of your dreams at our aesthetic clinic today – find out more about our nose lift cost and get valuable advice on your treatment by arranging a consultation with our doctors today!

PDO is one of the earliest materials used for absorbable sutures, and subsequently one of the first materials used in nose threads. PDO threads have the shortest duration amongst the different threads, being fully reabsorbed by the body after about 9 months to a year.
In many cases, doctors would recommend PDO threads to those doing a nose thread lift for the first time, as their effects are shorter as compared to other threads. If you are satisfied with the results, you can then return for another session with longer-lasting threads.

FAQs

Nose Lift, also known as ‘lunchtime nose job’, is a non-surgical procedure that use fine threads to reshape the nose bridge and nose tip, making it higher, straighter, and more defined.

PDO (polydioxanone) threads are used in nose lift procedures. PDO is a thin medical suture, made of protein, which will be broken down in 6 to 9 months after the treatment.
In most of the cases, it requires around 8-20 threads to lift the nose bridge and 2-10 threads to lift the nose tip.

A nose lift procedure includes the following steps:
A thorough cleansing of the areas where the threads will be inserted
The injection of local anesthesia to numb the nose tip area
The insertion of PDO threads using blunt cannulas
The procedure usually takes around 15-30 minutes to complete.

(1) During the procedure, the aesthetic doctor first injects local anaesthesia to numb the nose.
(2) Next, a small needle is used to make a puncture at the tip of the nose where the threads will be inserted.
(3) The doctor then carefully inserts the nose threads using a blunt cannula while sculpting the nose simultaneously. Once the threads are inserted, any excess is trimmed off and the procedure is complete.
(4) This entire process takes roughly 15 – 30 minutes, where you be able to notice visible results and return to your normal activities immediately after!
The threads that are inserted act as an anchor to mechanically prop up the nose bridge and allows the doctor to shape your nope according to your desires. In addition, the process stimulates natural collagen production along their length as they break down over time. This double-action allows nose threads to offer sustained results that can last even longer than fillers.

The 2 most common materials for NOSE Threadlift are polydioxanone (PDO) and polycaprolactone (PCL). The threads also promote collagen synthesis which improves skin texture, firmness and contour.

On average, the results last about
(1) 9-12 months for PDO and
(2) 2 years for PCL.

The dissolvement of the PDO thread happens 6 to 9 months after the treatment. However, the nose lift effect can last from 1 to 1.5 years. The collagen forming during the process is the factor that prolong the effect.

Nose thread lift is a simple and quick procedure. That is why it is called ‘lunchtime nose job’. You can come back to your daily activities right after the treatment.

Bio-compatible and dissolvable threads are placed within the Nose. Immediately after, you may experience some temporary swelling and bruising. Otherwise, you may return back to most normal activities, except for swimming/high intensity activities. To prevent any bruising, avoid alcohol and multi-vitamins/supplements 1 – 2 days before and after the procedure.
You will be able to see the final results once the swelling/bruising (if any) heals. This usually takes a few days. Depending on the material and number of threads used, individual results may vary.

Both male and female can enjoy the effect of nose lift, especially when you:
Has low nose bridge and flat nose tip
Want a non-permanent nose enhancement
What to avoid going under the knife

Prices of a nose thread lift in Singapore range from $650 to $1,900, depending on the number of threads used and the experience of the doctor.

The procedure is performed by our doctor under sterile conditions and takes about 5 – 15 minutes. Prior to the procedure, we will numb the areas treated so you will be comfortable during the treatment (local anaesthesia).

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