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Everything You Need to Know About a Nose Thread Lift

The nose is one of the major features of the face, and it is one of the first things people notice when looking at you. This can be a good thing or a bad thing. It’s a good thing if you’re happy with your nose. But, it is a bad thing if you’d rather not have any attention brought to your smeller.

If the latter rings with you and you don’t love your nose but aren’t ready to commit to a full-blown nose job, read on to dive deep into another option that may be just what you’re looking for. 

Your Questions About Nose Thread Lifts, Answered

Nose jobs are one of the most popular surgical procedures. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the most popular surgical procedure in 2020 was nose reshaping. So, if you aren’t in love with your nose, then know you’re not alone. There are hundreds of thousands of people out there who feel the same. 

While some people may turn to rhinoplasty to create the nose they want, others may not want to commit to surgery at this level of intensity. The great news is that there is another option, and it’s called a nose thread lift. 

What is a nose thread lift?

Woman looking at her nose for a nose thread lift

A nose thread lift is a non-surgical procedure that works to lift or correct the nose. It is non-invasive and is also reversible, in case you aren’t in love with the results. It’s a great alternative to rhinoplasty that doesn’t require you to have surgery. This means that there isn’t any cutting involved, so no scarring and no recovery. 

How does a nose thread lift work?

This non-surgical procedure works by using dissolvable threads made of polydioxanone, also referred to as PSO (a complex sugar). 

The procedure means placing threads across the nasal bridge and the septum as well as into the nose tip to give the nose a new contour and shape. The threads act as a structure to get the nose where you want it to be and a stimulator of collagen to help maintain the lift of the nose for as long as possible. 

There is no set number of threads used – that’s something that varies depending upon each individual’s current, natural nose shape and how they want their nose to look following the procedure. 

How long does a nose thread lift take?

You can expect to be in and out of the procedure in under an hour. It requires minimal downtime, which is one of the reasons that it is often called a “lunchtime nose job.”

How long does it take to see results?

Because the threads create the structure for the nose, you will be able to see results immediately. The results will get better with time, and over the next 3-6 months, you’ll see the best results.

How long does a nose thread lift last?

You can expect your nose thread lift to last from one to two years. If you go in for another treatment nine months after the first, your results will last longer. 

How do I prepare for my nose thread lift procedure?

Doctor looking at woman's nose for a nose thread lift

The preparation for a non-surgical procedure such as this is fairly simple. You simply need to steer clear of any anti-inflammatory medication and blood-thinning supplements for a week before your treatment. You also need to drink lots of water and eat a full meal before your procedure. 

You can help alleviate the bruising by getting extra vitamin K in your diet leading up to your appointment. 

Who is a good candidate for a nose thread lift?

This procedure is ideal for people who are young and have good skin quality. The older someone is, the more likely they are to have thin skin that has been damaged by sunlight. In that case, you run the risk of actually being able to see the treads due to the lack of skin to support the threads. 

What are the potential side effects of a nose thread lift?

Some side effects that you may experience include:

  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Infection
  • Skin dimpling
  • Thread buckling
  • Inflammation
  • Allergic reaction 

Though the procedure is reversible, that can be a complicated process and is only done by doctors that are skilled in this specific type of reversal. Otherwise, if the procedure does not go as you hoped, you simply have to wait months for the threads to dissolve. 

How much does a nose thread lift cost?

The price of this procedure varies from person to person, as well as the geographical location in which you have the treatment done. However, you can expect the cost of a nose thread lift to be somewhere between $700 and $1,200. This makes it a much more affordable option than nose fillers, which typically run between $1,000 and $3,000.

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