Nose lift is a popular trend in Asian countries such as Singapore. As we all know, most Asians have low nose bridges and flat nose tips that’s why they opt for nose enhancement procedures. Before, plastic surgery or rhinoplasty is the only option to enhance the nose. But with today’s technology, there are now non-invasive nose enhancement procedures like the use of nose threads in Singapore.
Dr Isaac Wong, a top cosmetic doctor in Singapore recommends the use of nose threads because they are much safer compared to other non-invasive procedures like nose fillers. Nose threads are also a good option for those who want to enhance their nose but do not want to go under the knife. Signing up for rhinoplasty or non-invasive procedure is a personal thing. If it makes you happy and helps boost your self-confidence, then go for it! If you are interested in nose threads, keep reading this article to know more about the procedure.
What are Nose threads?
Nose threads are made of polydioxanone material (PDO) which is always used for medical and surgical procedures such as sutures and is naturally absorbed by the body. The insertion of nose threads is non-surgical and it enhances the nose by:
- Adding a lifting effect to the nose tip
- Defining the nose angle
- Increasing nose bridge height
- Reshaping and defining the nose structure
Nose threads have a dual process which makes the procedure very effective in enhancing the nose. First, it shows an instant lifting effect making the nose more desirable. Second, it helps in the production of collagen which improves skin quality in the injected areas.
Procedure for Nose Thread Insertion
Before the procedure, your doctor will assess your nose structure and shape. He/she will also discuss the number of threads that will be inserted and explain the procedure of the nose thread. According to Dr. Israr Wong, the full result comes from the “stacking” effect of many threads. Make sure your doctor is skilled in this type of procedure to achieve the desired result.
Here’s how nose thread insertion is done:
- Marking the areas where the threads will be placed.
- Local anesthesia will be injected in the columella and nose bridge.
- The tip of the nose will be punctured by an 18G needle.
- Threads will be inserted with the help of a blunt cannula.
- Withdrawal of cannulas, leaving the threads inside.
- Steps 4 and 5 are repeated until the desired result achieved.
In Singapore, nose thread insertion is often called a “lunchtime nose lift”. It is very fast that it will only take a minimum of 15 minutes to complete the procedure. But it can also vary depending on the number of threads that will be inserted. After the insertion of threads, you may experience slight swelling and bruising that will be visible on the insertion site but after a few hours, it will naturally disappear.
Are Nose Threads Long-lasting?
Nose threads can last up to 1-2 years. They are not permanent so if you want to maintain its effect, better set up another appointment for nose thread insertion with your doctor when you see that the effects are starting to wear off.
Possible Side Effects of Nose Threads
Nose threads are known to be a safe procedure in enhancing the nose but possible side effects may occur such as:
- Pain, bruising and swelling
- Thread extrusion (although very rare)
- Slanted nose bridge (poor placement of threads)
Rhinoplasty, Nose fillers or Nose threads
Rhinoplasty and nose fillers are other nose enhancement procedures most Singaporeans undergo aside from nose threads. The advantages and side effects of nose threads have been presented above so let us see which is the best procedure for you by presenting the features of rhinoplasty and nose fillers.
It is naturally invasive and surgical in nature. It is mainly performed to reduce the nasal tip and improve the bridge of the nose. It can also give the nostrils a new shape. Rhinoplasty can enhance the balance and harmony between other facial features and give a more natural effect. However, it has several side effects like severe swelling and bruising, greater risk of irritation, infection, and complication, and recovery time is longer compared to other nose enhancement treatments. It also costs more and requires extensive post-surgery care which means you have to set up several appointments with your doctor after the surgery. Plus, it is accompanied with all the risks involved with a surgical procedure. Also, if complications occur, a secondary rhinoplasty procedure may be required.
Aside from giving an instant lifting effect, nose fillers help in collagen production. It can be made of hyaluronic acid and can last up to 1 year. Nose fillers can also be reversed if you are not satisfied with the result. The nose filler will be dissolved by a particular enzyme called hyaluronidase in just a couple of hours. If it is done incorrectly or with the hands of an unskilled doctor, nose fillers can cause allergic reactions, death of skin cells and tissues (skin necrosis), and even blindness. It can also “slide off” and worsen the shape of the nose.
Choosing the right doctor for this treatment is very important.
Your safety and the success of the treatment lie in the hands of your doctor. Do your research, ask for recommendations and ask proofs like before and after photos of his/her previous works. Do not hesitate to ask questions. You can also evaluate the doctor by the way they answer the questions you asked. The way he/she communicates with you is a big factor to consider too.
All nose enhancements have the same goal but be wise in choosing which one truly suits you. If you cannot decide and need more information about nose threads in Singapore, you can set up an appointment with Dr. Israr Wong. Good luck!
Dr Isaac Wong
304 Orchard Road, Lucky Plaza Suites #05-42,
Medical Specialists, Singapore 238863
+65 9735 9930