NOSE LIFT SURGERY
Nose Lift Surgery
Nose Thread Lift is a treatment that can be completed in under an hour. The threads are placed under the skin to elevate the nose bridge and tip while stimulating collagen formation to provide sustainable lift for the nose.
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WHAT IS NOSE LIFT?
In the past, when people talked about nasal augmentation or “nose lift”, they usually refer to traditional rhinoplasty where it involves a surgical procedure to correct and reconstruct the nose. Very often, a surgical rhinoplasty results in a prolonged fall and some surgical risk.
Thanks to the success of medical technology in recent years, “nose job” no longer means to undergo a surgical procedure. A 30-minute non-surgical nasal lift is all you need to get a more defined, raised nose.
Before you commit to a “lunchtime nose job” or a non-surgical nose lift, here are some questions you probably want to know.
WHAT IS A NON-SURGICAL NASAL THREAD LIFT?
The non-surgical nasal thread lift uses absorbent threads made of polydioxanone (PDO) that are 100% biocompatible with the human body.
Many Asians have ill-defined noses that lack height and projection. Non-surgical nasal thread lift treatment addresses this problem. PDO threads are inserted horizontally into the nasal bridge and vertically into the nasal tip. The threads act as a scaffolding structure that helps contour and shape the nose into the desired position.
HOW LONG DOES THE RESULT LAST?
Embedded threads will completely dissolve within 6 to 8 months after treatment. However, the nose will remain in its raised position for 8 to 12 months.
If the treatment is repeated 9 to 12 months after the initial treatment, you can expect results to last longer. With regular stimulation and production of collagen in the nose, some permanent lifting can be seen.
IS DOCTOR’S CHOICE IMPORTANT?
It is important to choose the right physician to perform the treatment. Compared to dermal filler treatment, a non-surgical nasal thread lift is more straightforward. However, there are still some factors that will determine whether you will leave the clinic with a more defined, raised nose, or botched job.
ALWAYS FIND THE FOLLOWING FROM A DOCTOR:
Request to see some before and after pictures of his previous cases so that you have a better gauge of the expected result
• The number of cases he has filed
• Any complication so far
• The type of thread he would use
• The number of threads he will use
• Post-treatment protocols and service support
Many doctors use small, smooth threads that give very poor results because they are thin and smooth. Thicker threads (known as cogs) with anchors are required for effective lifting. On the other hand, thick threads can cause permanent scarring and trauma to the nose.
An experienced doctor who has had several cases of non-surgical nasal thread lift can also ensure a great result. It takes an experienced doctor to determine the exact number of threads needed to achieve the desired result.
IS THERE A RISK OF BLINDNESS AFTER TREATMENT?
Nose thread lift treatment is performed by inserting a blunt cannula to achieve the desired height and projection. The risk of blindness from a non-surgical thread lift is almost non-existent.
The same cannot be said for nasal fillers. Dermal filler has been used by doctors to increase the nose for many years. Even with many years of experience injecting nasal filler, many doctors are very cautious about nasal filler in case of vascular complications such as skin necrosis and blindness.
If the goals of rhinoplasty include improved breathing as well as improved breathing, the procedure may include removing the nasal hump, resizing the tip of the nose, resizing or shaping the nostril or increasing the overall nasal shape and projection. Subtraction may be involved.
Rhinoplasty typically takes 1.5 to 3 hours and is usually an outpatient procedure. In “closed rhinoplasty” incisions are made within the nostril – a technique with limited ability to make changes. In “open rhinoplasty”, an incision is made in the nasal as well as in the nasal tissue. These incisions heal very well and are barely visible.
If additional cartilage is needed to enlarge the nose, it is often taken from the patient’s nasal septum. In secondary or revision rhinoplasty – which is done to correct the deformity caused by the previous procedure – this cartilage can be taken from the ear or rib, although sometimes approved cadaver cartilage can also be used. Because cartilage needs and potential for stains, revision rhinoplasty is a more difficult procedure to perform, so it is important that it is performed by a highly-skilled plastic surgeon.
Liquid rhinoplasty, or nonsurgical rhinoplasty, is a series of office-based procedures while the patient is awake. Injectable hyaluronic acid fillers are used to change the shape and size of the nose without invasive surgery.