KOREAN NOSE THREAD LIFT PROCEDURE

 

 

Dreaming of a higher, more defined nose but afraid to go under the knife? Well, if it was a decade ago, a surgical rhinoplasty was the only way to correct the nose and attain a sharper, defined nose.

But, 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.

 

*Diagram shows the ideal shape of a nose *

Introducing Hiko Nose Thread Lift or also known as the ‘Lunch time nose-job”, is especially popular in South Korea where a HIKO nose lift is a quick yet effective treatment to give your nose that extra height and lift.

 This is perfect for many Asian noses, that usually lacks height and projection.

HIKO means…

Hi –High

Ko – Nose

Literally translated, Hiko means high nose. 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:

  • Results seen after the procedure!
  • NON-SURGICAL
  • Quick
  • Little to no downtime
  • Does not have the associative potential side effects of fillers i.e. spread, lumpiness, migration of filler

 

WHAT AREAS OF THE NOSE CAN A NOSE THREAD LIFT BE USED FOR?

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)

What kind of thread are used in the Nose Thread Lift proecedure?

PDO or Polydioxanone threads are used for this procedure. This is a very safe material that is used for surgery amongst other medical procedures.

In addition to the material, the very SPECIFIC and UNIQUE HIKO nose threads that are used by Dr Ho Rui Ming are THICKER and lined with COGS so as to provide MORE structure, support and lift for the area of the nose to be treated.

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 fibroblasts.

 

 

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 lunch time. Patients can return and resume their daily activities right after the treatment.

 

Here are top 10 frequently asked questions about Nose Thread Lift

  1. What areas of the nose can be improved? Can it reduce the size of nose alar?

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)

Alar: Some slimming effect, but will require surgery for drastic improvement.

 

  1. What is the material of the threads used?

PDO or Polydioxanone threads are used. This is a very safe material that is used for surgery amongst other medical procedures.

These PDO Threads are inserted into the treatment area 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 produce new collagen and fibroblasts.

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

 

  1. How long can the threads last?

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!

 

  1. How many sessions needed for Nose Thread Lift procedure?

Only one session is required. However, if you’re looking for optimal results, it is recommended to go for a second session a year later. With regular stimulation and production of collagen in the nose, prolonged lifting effects can be maintained in some cases.

 

  1. Will the condition of the nose be worsened if one does not continue the procedure after 2 years?

No, it will not worsen. In fact, collagen is form and stimulated by the PDO threads so the results may be better than before.

 

  1. What are the factors that need to be taken into consideration before going for a nose thread lift?

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

 

  1. Are there any dangers associated with the procedure?

This is considered a highly-skilled procedure and 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, you can be rest assured that the nose thread lift will be carried out using the safest, correct techniques and procedure.

 

  1. Are there any side effects?

Common side effects are 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.

 

  1. Am I suitable for nose thread lift?

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

 

  1. Which is better? Nose Fillers or Nose Thread Lift:

There are a lot of discussions on which is better, but allow us to map out the differences between Nose Thread Lift and Nose Filler. Before beginning the procedure, every individual’s unique facial characteristics and goals are taken into account.

The table below illustrates the benefits and the suitability of the treatment based on the characteristics of the nose.

 

 

NOSE THREAD LIFT

NOSE FILLER

Benefits

 

  • Achieve better definition of the nose

·       Stimulates the production of collagen in nose

·       Able to lift nose tip

 

·       Give height to the nose bridge

 

 

·       Minimal to no downtime

·       Gives experience injectors the ability to sculpt the nose precisely the way you want it

·       HA filler injection can be reversed with Hyalase injection

Risks

·       May experience some soreness after treatment

It is not reversible but threads will be absorbed over time

·       May spread and make the nose wider

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·       May cause skin necrosis and visual impairment

 

Ideal for people

  • Nose that is slightly off-center
  • Nose with ill-defined / flat bridge
  • Nose with poor nose tip angle and looking to give the tip a lift

 

  • Flat nose bridge
  • Ill-defined nose tip

 

Both procedures have their own pros and cons. One may be better for certain group of patients whereas the other may be better for other groups of patients.  One may combine these two procedures to give excellent results.

 

Take a look at this video link to find out more about the nose thread lift process and the results:

 

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

 

M-Aesthetic offers the Korean PDO Nose Thread Lift procedure. 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.