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Nose Thread Lift: Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Price & Reviews in Singapore

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Want a higher nose without going under the knife? Dr Justin Boey reviews the different treatments and prices for nose enhancement in Singapore.

What is a Nose Thread Lift?

Nose thread lift is a non-surgical nose enhancement procedures in Singapore that provides fantastic results.

Amongst other techniques, Ultra V HIKO nose thread lift yields natural result.

For suitable candidates, it is possible to get the results of a rhinoplasty without surgery, minimal downtime and cheaper cost in Singapore.

PDO threads are used to lift your nose. 

Results of PDO nose thread lifts last 12-18 months.

What is the price/ cost of nose thread lift in Singapore?

The price of nose thread lift in Singapore costs from $700 to $1200 in general. This will vary based on the complexity of the work performed.

How does nose thread lift improve my nose?

HIKO Nose thread lift uses absorbable PDO thread to achieve a higher, straighter and sharper nose bridge. It can also improve your nose tip’s definition without the need for surgery. These threads are placed carefully in the nose to make your nose bridge and nose tip higher.

What can I expect during nose thread lift treatment?

Local anaesthetic (painkillers) to numb your nose to ensure minimal discomfort. Next, PDO nose threads will be inserted to lift, sculpt and contour your nose. This creates an instant lift. The number of threads used will vary according to your needs.  No cuts on the skin are needed during this treatment.

Is nose thread lift painful?

No. Nose thread lift is not painful. It is very well tolerated by most patients because numbing medications (local anesthesia) is given.

How long does nose thread lift treatment take?

Nose thread lift treatment takes about 30 minutes. It is one of the fastest treatments in Singapore to improve your nose appearance. 

Does nose thread lift have any downtime/ recovery time?

There might be some swelling which will subside within a few hours. Bruising will resolve in a few days.

How long do results of Nose thread lift last?

PDO threads typically last between 12 to 18 months. HIKO Nose Thread lift can be repeated once every 1 to 2 year

Is Nose thread lift safe?

Nose thread lift is one of the safest nose augmentation treatments in Singapore. PDO material has been in use for more than 30 years as surgical sutures/ stitches.

PDO threads meet every requirement set by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) for surgical sutures. 

PDO threads are commonly used in plastic surgery and gynaecology for cutaneous and subcutaneous stitches. Temporary swelling and spot bruising are common issues that arise post-procedure, but are minimised using cold compression.

How many threads are inserted for nose thread lift?

Depending on each individual, 6-10 threads may be used for lifting the nose bridge and 3-8 threads may be used for the nose tip area.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty review

We offer safer alternatives to traditional rhinoplasty – involving dermal filler injections to reshape the nose.

Nose thread lift vs nose filler

Treatment process Multiple threads inserted from the nose tip Series of micropunctures along the nose or with blunt cannula
Duration of procedure 20-30 minutes 15-30 minutes
Price From $700 – $1800 From $700 – $1200/ syringe
Vascular complications Unlikely Possible
Reversability Non-reversible HA fillers can be reversed with Hyalase. Some types of filler are non-reversible
Risk of spread (broadening of nose bridge) None Common
Nose “hump” Cannot be improved well Can be improved
Longevity 1-2 years 6-18 months

The general benefits of nose fillers and nose threads are similar. Both nose filler and nose threads are:

  • Minimal downtime
  • Lower cost compared to rhinoplasty

Nose fillers also have an additional benefit of being reversible. If the patient is not satisfied with the results of the nose filler, a hyaluronidase enzyme can be used to immediately dissolve the fillers within several hours.

What are the disadvantages and side effects of nose fillers?

  • Not permanent. Hence, retreatment is required to maintain results.
  • Nose fillers can spread sideways. This makes the nose bridge look broader.
  • Adverse effects such as skin necrosis and visual impairment can occur due to injection of the filler into the arteries.

What are the disadvantages and side effects of nose thread lifts?

  • Not permanent. Hence, retreatment is required to maintain results.
  • If the threads are not inserted properly, the nose bridge can look deviated.

History of nose reshaping using fillers and threads

Nasal reshaping dates back to New York at the turn of the 19th century when liquid paraffin was used to correct the common ‘saddle nose deformity’, but proved to be harmful.

More modern materials appeared in the 1960s, such as silicone and bovine collagen, and were more successful. 

The next step was the Hiko nose thread-lift developed in Seoul 15 years ago. Hiko means ‘high nose’. 

The procedure, which uses polydioxanone (PDO) threads, can achieve a higher and straighter nasal bridge, a sharper definition of nasal profile and a more defined nose tip. This procedure has advantages over dermal filler procedures as the PDO threads cannot migrate out of position and widen the nose unnecessarily.

The risk of compression of blood vessels leading to visual change or loss and skin necrosis are minimised by the thread lift procedure as, by their nature, the threads cannot be injected into vessels and do not move out of their original position.

What are the types of PDO threads available?

There are different types of PDO threads available for various purposes.

For nose lift, Cog threads which have sharp projections for hooking onto the underside of the skin surface are used. These sharp projections provide additional support to the structure of your skin for a better nose lift result.

Other PDO threads include mono threads and screw threads are used for skin tightening procedures in areas such as the neck, cheeks and under eye area.

Am I suitable for the Nose Thread Lift with PDO threads?

You can undergo Nose Thread Lift with PDO threads even if you have done nose fillers previously.

The only contraindications of nose thread lift procedure are being blood thinning medication, bleeding disorders, pregnancy and autoimmune diseases.

Nose Thread lift vs Rhinoplasty 

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure whereby an implant is inserted to elevate the nose bridge. This is an invasive surgery and may cause permanent scarring or nerve damage. 

Fillers on the other hand are a popular choice as well because they are minimally invasive. However, fillers have the potential risk of blocking the blood vessels. 

Nose Thread Lift with PDO has the lowest risk and side effects. It has negligible risk of occluding blood vessel. This is why nose thread lifts are one of the most popular nose enhancement treatments in Singapore. 

While non-surgical rhinoplasty involves fewer risks and shorter downtimes, it requires the same level of artistry, detail and precision that a surgical procedure does. For this reason, it is essential that you select an expert doctor to create the most natural-looking results possible.

This article is for educational purposes. It does not replace formal medical consult. Please speak to a suitable doctor for formal medical evaluation.


Medical Director

After graduating from the National University of Singapore, Dr Boey’s journey in aesthetics brought him to esteemed institutions such as Harvard Medical School, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and Queen Mary University of London in diverse cities like Seoul, London, Boston and New York.