If you have an ill-defined or enlarged nose tip, also known as the bulbous nose, you may want to correct it to create an ideal balance between your nose’s upper and lower halves. A nose thread lift would be an ideal option for you to consider if you don’t wish to go under the knife for this condition.

Learn the basics of nose thread lift, how it works and what you can expect during your treatment on this page: https://edwinlimclinic.sg/aesthetic-treatments/injectables/korean-hiko-nose-threadlift/. Before your treatment, your surgeon will need first to examine your nose to diagnose the cause of your bulbous nose.

This is essential because there are instances where your treatment preferences may need for a targeted surgical treatment. If your bulbous nose condition is not due to complicated health issues like a chronic inflammatory skin condition which may need specialized treatment, the plastic surgeon may recommend nose thread lift to lift your nose tip. This could be a massive lift for you if the enlarged nose tip impacted your self-esteem.

How Nose Thread Lift Can Improve Bulbous Nose Projection
First, nose thread lifting process works by augmenting the shape of your nose without surgery. It is effective in raising the tip of your nose as well as the nasal bridge. 

Therefore after treatment, you can expect a slimmer and straighter nose than before. Besides, as the threads used in this treatment dissolve, new tissue fibroblasts and collagen are formed beneath your skin to give you a firmer and tighter nose shape.

Nose thread lift doesn’t cause any risk to the vascular tissues passing through your nose, provided that it’s done correctly. After the treatment, the results can be visible between 1 to 2 years or even 3 years, depending on the type of threads your plastic surgeon used.

Now, it is worth noting that since nose thread lift doesn’t impact the vascular tissues in your nose, it only camouflages your bulbous nose tip to give a ‘pointy’ appearance. Therefore, if you were considering an aesthetic treatment that will significantly reduce your bulbous nose size, your plastic surgeon may recommend surgical rhinoplasty.
In a surgical rhinoplasty, the surgeon will not only reshape your nose but also employ resurfacing treatments to reduce your skin’s contribution to your nose’s appearance. They may also choose to remove excess skin on your nose. In this case, they may use an open or closed surgical rhinoplasty. 

A good plastic surgeon will discuss your treatment preferences and the kind of results you hope for so they can advise you on the right method to deliver those results. When choosing between nose thread lift and the traditional rhinoplasty for a bulbous nose, there are two crucial factors that you may need to understand so you can make the best decision depending on your current personal preferences or needs.

You may consider nose thread lift over rhinoplasty because it is not only minimally invasive but also non-surgical. This means that it may be your best bet if you don’t want surgery or any cutting involved in your nose. 

During this treatment, the threads inserted in your nose to lift it are absorbable, therefore ensuring minimal pain and rapid recovery. The other factor you may influence your decision when comparing surgical rhinoplasty and nose thread lift is the timeline for seeing your results.

With the non-surgical nose job, you get almost instant visible improvement on your nose with very minimal downtime. Since it can be done in just under one hour, it presents itself as an ideal option of changing your nose’s appearance almost immediately without waiting for several months for you to recover and see the results you crave.

How many Threads are used in Nose Thread Lift?
To begin with, even though nose thread lift may seem less complicated than surgical rhinoplasty, it demands specialist training and an in-depth understanding of the nasal anatomy. It is also prudent that the surgeon helping you reshape your nose has a wealth of experience in non-surgical rhinoplasty to deliver the best results.

Now, the number of threads your plastic surgeon will use to lift your nose tip if you have a bulbous nose depends on your condition. Most patients need between 3 and 8 threads for adding definition to the nose tip area. 

If you want your nose bridge to be lifted as well, you may need between 6 and 10 threads for the nose bridge. Nose thread lift isn’t necessarily painful, but you may be given light sedation on request.

During the procedure, your surgeon will make small incisions on key areas around your nose and then insert a threaded needle beneath your skin to anchor it on both ends to suspend and add lift to your skin. These threads are barbed, to help in stimulating the formation of new collagen bundles beneath your skin.

These new collagen bundles act as scaffolding, holding up your skin and making it firmer to raise your nose tip. After your treatment, you will experience some swelling, bruising and a bit of discomfort around the areas where the threads were inserted.

This should gradually subside within 5 to 7 days following your surgery. You can expect to resume your regular activities within 2 to 3 days after your treatment.

Before and After Nose Thread Lift
If you have been approved as an ideal candidate for nose thread lift without any contraindications for example Hemophilia, your provider will want you to avoid taking some medications which may impact your healing process. Aspirin is one of the medications you will need to avoid. 

Notably, there are specific drinks, foods and supplements you'd also need to avoid after treatment. It will take a few weeks for the threads inserted in your nose during this treatment to naturally settle and integrate properly with your skin after the lift.

To ensure your recovery is smooth, you will need to avoid any activity that may exert any form of pressure on your nose, including sleeping on your face. You will also need to keep your head in an elevated position to minimize swelling and avoid facials or facial massages for about 21 days following the treatment.

In Closing
Nose thread lift can lift the tip of your nose to reduce the appearance of bulbous nose. It will not impact your nose’s internal framework. Let us know if you may need clarifications on any concerns you may have about this treatment.