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What is nose thread?

Updated: May 14, 2022

Let's be honest. Who does not want a perfect nose shape and height?

Sutures and threads have been used extensively in the medical field for more than a century. However the use of threads in the nose for augmentation and beautification has a shorter history. The trend started in Korea after doctors there noticed threads on the face not only provide more collagen, they also provide some volumetric effect.

Currently there are 2 types of threads material used in non surgical nose augmentation or definition. They are PDO and PLA. PLA is currently the latest threads used in nose augmentation. Historically, PLA threads last longer that PDO threads. Hence we can expect nose thread lifting done with PCL threads to last longer than PDO threads.

How is nose thread lift done?

Threads can be used to improve the heigh of the nose bridge by inserting the threads upwards (as seen in the picture above).

Threads can also be used to improve the tip by inserting the threads downwards (as seen in the picture above).

All these are being done through a small hole at the nose tip. If done correctly, there will not be any scar.

Before the start of the procedure, there will be local anaesthesia given, so the procedure is painless.

Nose thread lifting must be carried out in a sterile environment so that the risk of infection is near to zero.

The whole procedure takes about 30 minutes to complete and the small hole will heal in one to two days. Some bruising and swelling can be expected. They will subside in two to three days.

When nose filler? When nose thread lifting?

Filler is still widely used in non surgical nose augmentation as it is very versatile.

Texturally, filler is a gel, hence it is softer, where as threads is stiffer and firmer. However, area like bridge near the forehead that curves a lot, the filler will do better than the threads. It is because threads can not bend.

Areas like the body and the tip of the nose, these are areas nose threads do best as nose threads are stiff and can support the structure of the nose.

Who is not suitable for nose thread lifting?

  • Pregnancy

  • Local skin infection at nose

  • Autoimmune disease (flare)

  • Allergy to local anaesthesia

  • Nose implant in place

  • Unknown filler or material in nose

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