It is unanimously agreed that a high nose bridge and a nose tip which is lifted is viewed as an aesthetically ideal facial feature to have. With the augmenting trend of selfies and taking portraits, more and more people are wanting to achieve the perfect nose shape, as it will improve their appearance.

*Diagram shows the ideal shape of a nose *

In the market, there are 2 options – surgical and non-surgical method. Surgical Rhinoplasty has been around for a long time, but because of the cost, side effects and downtime, non-surgical options – nose fillers and nose thread lift, are commonly preferred nowadays.

Not only has it been garnering interest around the world because one can achieve a better nose profile and shape instantly, but it also requires minimal to almost no downtime as compared to surgery.

This article will discuss the top 5 things you need to know about Nose Thread Lift.

Nose Thread Lift originated in South Korea and it is a quick and effective treatment to give your nose that extra height and lift. It is perfect for many Asian noses, which usually lacks height and projection. Because of how quick this procedure is, it is also known as the  ‘lunchtime nose-job”.


1. What is HIKO Nose Threadlift?


HIKO means Hi –High,  Ko – Nose

Translated literally from Korean, Hiko means high nose but in medical terms, threads are inserted to lift the nose. This procedure is most effective in letting you design your dream nose – with the perfect profile and shape that works for you. If you’re aiming at having a sharper nose bridge, this is what you need.

In addition to this, it is a non-surgical rhinoplasty that is achieved with threads with minimal to no downtime as compared to a surgical nose implant.

It is the union between surgical implants and dermal fillers.

Here are the benefits

  • Immediate results
  • Non-surgical
  • Quick procedure
  • Little to no downtime
  • Does not have the associative potential side effects of fillers i.e. spread, lumpiness, migration of filler


Nose Thread Lift can be used to improve these areas:

Bridge: Give a higher and more defined nose bridge

Body of the nose: Give it more height

Tip: Lift the tip of the nose to give it more definition (nicer nose tip)


Here are the 3 steps involved during the Nose Thread Lift Procedure:

-1st step: Topical and local anaesthetic will be administered to ensure maximum comfort.

-2nd step: There will be one entry point at the tip of the nose where the threads will be inserted via a blunt cannula.

-3rd step: Several threads will be inserted until a satisfactory height and shape is achieved.


The procedure only takes 30 to 45 minutes, which can be done during lunchtime. Patients can return and resume their daily activities right after the treatment.

2. What kind of threads are used in the Nose Thread Lift procedure?



The type of threads which are used are PDO or Polydioxanone, a very safe material that is used for surgery amongst other medical procedures.

PDO is inserted into the treatment areas and under the skin, stimulating collagen production and activating skin tissue. Patients can also achieve a tightening effect from the inside and out because the skin tissues will generate new collagen and fibrosis.

At M-Aesthetic Clinic, Dr Ho Rui Ming uses threads which are THICKER and lined with COGS as they provide MORE structure, support and lift to the area of the nose that is being treated.

The threads will dissolve after 6 – 9 months, but collagen will form during this process. The overall results can last anywhere from 1 – 1.5 years!


3. How would you know if you are suitable for the Nose Thread Lift? 


If you have the following characteristics, the Nose Thread Lift procedure is suitable for you:

  • Nose that is slightly off-centre
  • Nose with low and ill-defined bridge
  • Nose with poor nose tip angle

To achieve the desired nose bridge height and shape, numerous threads are inserted, depending on everyone’s existing nose shape. At M-Aesthetic Clinic, we offer unlimited number of threads until a satisfactory height and shape are achieved

However, Nose thread lift may not be suitable if you have the following conditions:

  • Active skin infection or inflammation
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Have gone for a rhinoplasty
  • Are looking to change the entire appearance of your nose completely or fix a nasal deformity


4. Are there any dangers or side effects associated with procedure?


As the Nose Thread Lift is considered a highly-skilled procedure, it should only be performed by a medical professional.

At M-Aesthetics, Dr Ho Rui Ming has been personally trained by internationally recognized Masters of the Korean Ultra V Thread Lift technique, Dr Kwon Han Jin and Dr Sang June Rhee, so you can be rest assured that the nose thread lift will be carried out using the safest, correct and latest techniques.

There are common side effects, but it is limited to the point of injection such as redness and a little bit of swelling that usually resolves within a couple of days. Less common side effects include deviation, infection, and thread protrusion. Therefore, it is important that this procedure is carried out only by a medical professional experienced in this field to ensure the utmost safety.

Unlike Nose Fillers, Nose Thread Lift does not cause side effects such as bumps and lumps, skin necrosis and even visual impairment.


5. What are the factors you need to know before going for a nose thread lift?


Apart from knowing and understanding the procedure itself, it is also important to be familiar with the factors that will ensure a successful outcome.

These factors include:

  • Doctor’s expertise: This is considered an advanced procedure and it takes skill for the nose thread lift to look natural
  • Type of threads used: Thinner threads will not produce the height and lift that is required
  • Right placement and position of the threads
  • Number of threads used



When considering a nose thread lift as an option to augment and reshape the nose, ensure that you go to a professional and experienced doctor.


M-Aesthetic offers the HIKO Nose Thread Lift procedure which lets you design and achieve your dream nose. Dr Ho Rui Ming recognizes that everyone’s skin and profile is different and therefore requires personalized care


Customized treatment programs are formulated to address your beauty concerns and the most appropriate treatment program that will benefit you the most will only be recommended.


Contact us to find out more information.

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