The appearance of the nose can play a significant part in how the overall face looks. The nose is the central feature of the face. Even a minor adjustment to the size or shape of the nose can help to give extra definition to the face. A thread lift nose job, also known as a nose thread lift is an ideal treatment to achieve this. If you want a subtle enhancement to the tip of the nose to achieve a shorter nasal bridge or a more lifted nasal tip, then the thread lift nose job could be ideal for you. Here at Centre for Surgery, we offer a wide range of surgical and non-surgical techniques to enhance the appearance and function of the nose. This means we can offer our patients the very best care which is customised to their individual needs.
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A surgical nose job is no longer the only option for improving the appearance of the nose. Although surgical rhinoplasty remains the gold standard treatment in correcting a wide range of different structural concerns, many patients either are unwilling to undergo surgery or may not be ready to have it. For patients who desire only a minor correction, a non-surgical approach may be the best option.
This treatment involves using PDO threads, a dissolvable type of stitch containing small barbs to precisely lift the tip of the nose. PDO threads have been used for many years to lift sagging facial tissues, including drooping brows, sunken cheeks and sagging jawlines. When PDO threads are used to treat the nose, they are expertly placed in targeted areas of the nasal tip and oh positioned in a vertical direction to lift a sagging nasal tip. This will help you to achieve your desired results. A thread lift nose job should not be viewed as a replacement for rhinoplasty surgery. This treatment can precisely contour the nose without removing bone or cartilage.
In selected patients, a thread lift nose job can be combined with a non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as a liquid nose job. This treatment involves injecting hyaluronic acid-based filler into the nose to correct minor depressions to achieve a smoother appearance. If you have previously had rhinoplasty surgery and are interested in having a thread lift nose job, it is important to first have a consultation with one of our rhinoplasty specialists to determine your suitability for the treatment.
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Am I suitable?
If you want a more lifted appearance of the nasal tip and want to have your crooked nose straightened, then you may be suitable for this treatment. Only rhinoplasty surgery can achieve structural changes to the nose. A thread lift nose job cannot get rid of large bumps on the bridge of the nose, improve breathing difficulties, reduce the size of the nose or precisely shape the nasal tip. It is important to discuss your treatment expectations with your surgeon, which will help you have an idea of the potential results achievable with the treatment.
What does a thread lift nose job involve?
Thread lift nose job treatment takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes to carry out. A local anaesthetic will first be injected into the nose to minimise any pain or discomfort. Once the nose is properly numbed, the surgeon will make tiny needle holes in targeted areas of the nasal tip before inserting the PDO threads to lift the nose tip. The threads are inserted in a vertical direction to achieve your desired result, which may include shortening the length of a long nasal bridge. If you have chosen a combination treatment with non-surgical rhinoplasty, your surgeon will inject soft tissue filler once the thread lift nose job is complete.
Many patients report little or no downtime following treatment which is why it is often gained the name of “lunchtime nose job”. Patients can come in and have the treatment as an outpatient on their lunch before returning to work within an hour. You may feel minor tenderness once the treatment is finished. Any bruising or swelling after treatment are considered normal side effects and will settle down quickly over the next week or two. You will be given detailed post-operative instructions on how to look after your nose. You should avoid any bumps to the nose during the first three weeks after treatment. Cold packs can be applied to accelerate the resolution of swelling. You should avoid any strenuous exercise, including sexual intercourse, for the first two weeks after treatment to avoid prolonged swelling.
Does a thread lift nose job hurt?
The treatment is often known as a lunchtime nose job due to its simplicity. The procedure involves little or no discomfort due to the injection of local anaesthetic. Any minor discomfort after the procedure can be easily controlled with over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol.
Is the procedure permanent?
A thread lift nose job can last more than two years. The procedure produces collagen in the area where the threads are placed, which helps maintain the results for much longer compared with a nonsurgical rhinoplasty with filler.
Nose thread lift vs non-surgical rhinoplasty
The ideal treatment, whether a thread lift nose job or a liquid rhinoplasty, will be determined at a face-to-face consultation with an expert surgeon. The anatomy of the nose and expectations for treatment differ between people. A detailed consultation will help make you better aware of the procedure’s potential risks and benefits and what outcomes can be achieved. Your surgeon may often recommend combining a thread lift for the nose with a liquid rhinoplasty. These treatments can be carried out together in the same session. This approach can be optimal for patients who would like to enhance the volume in the bridge of the nose or smoothen out a localised depression with filler. A nose thread lift can help lift the nose’s tip or straighten a crooked nose.
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What are the potential risks and complications?
Every treatment carries potential risks, so it is important to be aware of them before undergoing treatment. Your surgeon will discuss the risks of a thread lift nose job at your consultation, including infection, thread migration, localised tissue necrosis or scarring.
How much does a thread lift nose cost?
This procedure starts from £1500, and an accurate quotation will be given to you by your dedicated patient coordinator once you have had your consultation with the surgeon. The cost will be determined by the anatomy of your nose and the amount of correction required. Some patients may need a thread lift nose job combined with a liquid rhinoplasty to get the best results.
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Centre for Surgery is a centre of excellence for all types of non-surgical and surgical nose procedures, including the innovative thread lift nose job, which does not involve the incisions and scars of a surgical nose job.