The nose plays an important part in our front and side profile and it affects how we look. The idea of a nose with a high bridge and pointed tip making a person look more attractive is instilled in all of us.  However, most Asians’ noses lack the height, projection and is poor in definition with unsightly nostril sizes.


Thankfully, with the advancement of technology, you can achieve a nose augmentation procedure without having to go through surgery. The Nose Thread Lift is able to augment, lift and enhance the shape of your nose.


Continue reading to find out more about the Nose Thread Lift procedure.


What is NOSE THREAD LIFT procedure? 


Originally from South Korea, the Nose Thread Lift is a quick yet effective treatment to give your nose that extra height and lift. It only takes about 30 minutes, getting its nickname ‘lunch time nose-job’.


Some may refer to it as HIKO Nose.

HIKO in Korean means :

Hi – High

Ko – Nose


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.

In recent times, the Nose Thread Lift procedure in Singapore has become an emerging trend as compared to fillers as it gives a more natural effect in terms of nose augmentation.

HIKO Nose Thread Lift can help to shape the following parts of the nose:-


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 (sharper nose tip)


What kind of threads are used?


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 area and under the skin, stimulating collagen production and activating skin tissue. Patients can 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 very SPECIFIC and UNIQUE HIKO nose threads that are THICKER and lined with COGS as it provide MORE structure, support and lift for the area of the nose to be treated.


How does it work? 

  1. Topical and local anaesthetic will be administered to ensure maximum comfort.
  2. There will be one entry point at the tip of the nose where the threads will be inserted via a blunt cannula.
  3. 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 other factors you should know about Nose Thread Lift before getting the procedure


What are the risks and side effects of Nose Thread Lift?


Right after the procedure, common side effects are typically limited to the point of injection such as redness and a little bit of swelling that usually resolves within a couple of days. Other less common side effects include deviation, infection, and thread protrusion.


Advantages are that Nose threads does not cause:-

  • Migration
  • Spreading
  • blood vessel occlusion 

Are all nose thread lift procedures the same? 

Several factors have to be taken into account when planning one of these non-surgical procedures, including:

  • Doctor’s expertise: 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


Only one session is required for this. However, if you are 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, some permanent lifting can be seen.


How long can Nose Thread Lift last? Will the condition be worsened if one does not decide to continue the procedure after 1 year?


The threads will dissolve after 6 – 9 months, but collagen will form during this process. The overall results can last up to 1 year!


The condition of your nose will not worsen. In fact, collagen is formed and stimulated by the PDO threads so results may even be better than before/ originally.


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


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 for the procedure.


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


What is the price of Nose Thread Lift 

The cost of nose thread lift procedure in Singapore at M-Aesthetic Clinic starts from $599 for a nose tip thread lift.


Why choose M-Aesthetic Clinic?


Nose Thread Lift is considered a highly-skilled procedure and should be performed only by a medical professional.  At M-Aesthetic Clinic, 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.


Dr Ho Rui Ming recognizes that everyone’s skin and profile is different and therefore requires personalized care.


Our procedure includes unlimited threads for the procedure so that the best possible results can be achieved with each and every treatment session.



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


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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M-Aesthetic Clinic

Novena Medical Center,
#11-07/08, 10 Sinaran Drive
Singapore 307506

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