Just about a decade ago, surgical rhinoplasty was popular because it was the only way to correct the nose and attain a sharper, defined nose. Even though many people desire a sharp, defined nose, they shun away from surgical rhinoplasty because of the long downtime and the potential surgical risks.
Fast forward to today, a ‘nose job’ no longer means having to undergo a surgical procedure. A 30-minute non-surgical nose thread lift is all you need to get a more defined, lifted nose.
However, before committing to a non-surgical nose thread lift, here are some burning questions you probably have. A popular medical aesthetic doctor in Singapore, Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, Medical Director of Radium Medical Aesthetics is here to answer them.
WHAT IS A NON-SURGICAL NOSE THREAD LIFT?
Non-surgical nose thread lift uses special absorbable threads made of polydioxanone (PDO) that are 100% bio-compatible with the human body.
Some people have ill-defined noses which lack height and projection. Non-surgical nose thread lift treatment addresses this problem. PDO threads are inserted horizontally into the nose bridge and vertically into the nose tip. The threads that are inserted into the nose act as a scaffolding structure which helps to contour and shape the nose to the desired state.
HOW DOES THE RESULT LAST?
The PDO threads have been scientifically proven to be fully absorbed by the body after 6 to 8 months after the treatment. Because of the creation of collagen and tissue fibroblasts, the nose will stay in its lifted position for another 8 to 12 months.
If the treatment is repeated about 9 to 12 months after the initial treatment, you can expect the result to be longer-lasting, resulting in tighter skin, enhancing the nose’s definition and contour. With regular stimulation and production of collagen in the nose, some permanent lifting can be seen.
IS IT IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT DOCTOR?
Choosing the right doctor to perform the treatment is important.
As compared to dermal filler treatments, a non-surgical nose thread lift is more straightforward. However, there are still some factors that will determine if you will leave the clinic with a more defined, lifted nose or a botched job.
Make a list of questions to ask the doctor during the consultation. Make sure that your questions should be guided by the following:
• Request to see some before and after pictures of his past cases so you know what to expect and his skills and techniques
• Any complications so far and how he handled them
• Types of threads he will use
• Number of threads he will use on your nose
• Post-treatment protocol and service support
It is not uncommon that many doctors use short, smooth threads to perform nose thread lift. It gives very poor results because they are thin and smooth. Thicker threads with anchors (known as cogs) are essential for effective, longer-lasting lift. On the other hand, threads that are too thick may cause permanent scarring and trauma to the nose.
An experienced doctor who has performed many nose thread lift treatments is likely to ensure a great outcome. It takes an experienced doctor to determine the exact number of threads required to achieve the desired outcome.
IS THERE A RISK OF BLINDNESS IF I UNDERGO THE TREATMENT?
Nose thread lift treatment are done by inserting a blunt cannula to achieve the desired height and projection. The risk of blindness from non-surgical thread lift is almost non-existent.
The same cannot be said for nose fillers. Even with many years of experience injecting nose fillers, many doctors are very cautious about performing nose fillers in case of vascular complication such as skin necrosis and blindness.
Make sure that if you are interested in seeking nose filler treatment as an alternate treatment to nose thread lift, go to an experienced doctor.
Radium Medical Aesthetics offers Korean PDO Nose Thread Lift. Price starts from S$688 (before GST).
Radium Medical Aesthetics recognizes that everyone’s skin is unique and therefore requires personalized care. Customized treatment programs are formulated to address your beauty concerns and recommend the best treatment program that will benefit you most based on your budget.
If you wish to make an appointment for an initial consult with Dr. Siew, please find the clinic details below:
Tel: +65 6837-0507
Whatsapp or SMS: +65 8868-0356
For more information, please refer to the website: www.radium-aesthetics.com
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Medical aesthetics is not about making yourself look better by fixing a wrinkle, a scar or a pimple. It is a journey to make you feel better about yourself, building your self-confidence and self-esteem.
Our name itself: Radium - Latin for “Ray”, embodies our spirit and philosophy: to always give you our best, and illuminate the way for you to pursue confidence & exude radiance, both inside and out.
At Radium Medical Aesthetics, we aim to help you achieve a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that promotes a better quality of life. We help to invigorate you to make that change, through in-house proprietary medical aesthetic solutions, specially tailored to suit your needs.
Medical aesthetic treatments we offer such as lasers, non-invasive skin-lifting, filler injections, botox, thread lifts and chemical peels are U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved and/or Conformité Européene (CE) marked. We also offer medical facials and Radium – our proprietary skin care range, both specially designed to work synergistically with your treatments and give you the best possible outcome you wish to achieve.
Our experienced team of nurses and therapists is led by Medical Director Dr. Siew Tuck Wah. Dr. Siew has been practicing aesthetic medicine for more than ten years, making him currently one of the most sought-after doctors offering safe and effective medical aesthetic treatments.
Dr. Siew has a keen interest in non-invasive medical aesthetic procedures for facial contouring and rejuvenation. We understand that many of our clients are looking for maximum results with minimum downtime. Ensuring positive results with your safety in mind is our priority.
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