Nose Threads vs Non Surgical Rhinoplasty: How Do They Compare?
Nose threads and non surgical rhinoplasty have received attention thanks to the non invasive nature of the treatments. Both offer a quick and painless alternative to surgical rhinoplasty, or a nose job, as it’s mostly known.
But with two popular and effective solutions to nose shape problems, how can you decide which is the best option for you? In this blog, we explore what nose threads and non surgical rhinoplasty can do for you, how they compare and what you need to consider when choosing your treatment.
What Are Nose Threads?
Nose threads use a special type of suture to lift your skin into place. These threads have been used in the biomedical field for decades, thanks to their impressive ability to not only maintain the structure in the deeper layer of your skin but also to stimulate the production of collagen.
Each thread is as thin as a single strand of hair, and feature a type of ‘barb’ along the length. It’s these barbs that hold the thread in position under the surface of your skin, effectively acting as a scaffold for your skin to rest on.
These sutures are used throughout aesthetic medicine, and procedures like the thread lift have revolutionised anti-ageing treatments. But it’s the innovative use of the sutures as nose threads that has really been groundbreaking.
Nose threads have allowed people to change the shape of their nose without having to undergo painful, invasive surgery.
The threads are used to lift the tissue of your nose to achieve the look you desire. This technique can help with several issues to do with the shape of your nose, such as;
- Lifting the nose bridge
- Upturning the nose tip
- Slimming the nose
- Straightening the nose
The procedure is very quick, often lasting less than an hour and is pretty much pain-free. After receiving anaesthetic in the area, the nose threads are inserted using a blunt cannula. Depending on what look you are looking to get, the alignment of the nose threads changes and you can have from three to six threads placed in your nose during the treatment.
The skill of your aesthetician is vital, as the placement of your threads will dictate just how effective the finished look is. Here at Elite Aesthetics, we are fortunate enough to have some of the most talented and skilled medical professionals.
Your nose threads last up to 12 months, but because these sutures kickstart your body’s collagen production (collagen is the protein that’s responsible for plumping your skin), you are likely to see the effects of the treatment even after the sutures dissolve away.
Non Surgical Rhinoplasty
Non surgical rhinoplasty allows you to achieve results similar to a surgical nose job, but without the expense, discomfort and recovery time. A non surgical rhinoplasty treatment uses dermal fillers to reshape your nose, addressing any issues you have.
Dermal fillers have been used in aesthetics since the 1980s, although they have come a long way since then! Modern fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in your body. This gel-like fluid helps to lift your skin, plumping out the surface. Dermal fillers are used to add volume to lips, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines and, more recently, for non surgical rhinoplasty.
Depending on what issue you are addressing, dermal fillers are placed in certain areas of your nose. The filler subtly adjusts the shape of your nose, giving you a natural look. Non surgical rhinoplasty is best suited to;
- Lifting your nose bridge
- Disguising a dorsal bump
- Upturning your nose tip
- Contouring your nose
Non surgical rhinoplasty is also known as the liquid nose job or the lunchtime nose job, which should give you a clue as to how long it takes. The procedure takes just 15 – 30 minutes (ideal for fitting into a lunch break) and is painless.
Using a fine needle, the dermal filler is injected into the required areas and gently massaged into position. At Elite Aesthetics, we are renowned for our skill in administering pain-free injections, thanks to the techniques taught by Dr Shirin. Dr Shirin, owner and founder of Elite Aesthetics, has years of experience as an anaesthetist, and in that role, she developed a technique for unnoticeable injections.
Your non surgical rhinoplasty will last for up to 18 months, but some patients have found their new shape stays put, even after the dermal filler has dissipated.
Nose Threads vs Non Surgical Rhinoplasty
So, as you may have gathered, there are many similarities in the advantages of the two treatments. Both nose threads and non surgical rhinoplasty can help to change the shape of your nose, with subtle and natural-looking results.
The downtime for each treatment is minimal; nose threads has the longest recovery at a maximum of 10 days, while non surgical rhinoplasty takes a week to fully recover. However, the reported effects are slight sensitivity and a little swelling, so your day to day life can continue as normal pretty much straight away.
These treatments are very affordable, making your ideal nose no longer just a dream. For many, the cost of rhinoplasty has been a barrier to making the decision to address a nose problem that may have been the cause of self-confidence issues. Both nose threads and non surgical rhinoplasty mean that treatment is now well within reach.
And since neither treatment is painful, it can seem hard to choose which is best suited to you. The good news is that you don’t need to decide. As specialists in nose threads and non surgical rhinoplasty, we are able to make a recommendation for you, based on specific factors, such as lifestyle, your desired outcome and current nose shape.
And for a more significant transformation, we can combine nose threads and non surgical rhinoplasty to create your ideal nose.
The first step to finding out which treatment is best for you is booking a consultation. You can either talk to us via video consult, from the comfort of your own home, or you can visit our beautiful clinic in Greenhithe, Kent.
We’re easy to get to, you can find us just 10 minutes from Dartford and Gravesend stations, 15 minutes from Maidstone and a 20-minute drive from St. Pancras, London.