Yes, it is quick and convenient – a painless nose job without any incisions or cutting in just 20 minutes. By using very fine, absorbable threads made up of polydioxanone (PDO) that are gently inserted into the nose bridge and/or nose tip, these threads immediately improve the nose bridge and nose tip through a pinhole size entry point, making the Hiko Nose threadlift.
The Hiko Nose Threadlift combines the best of non-surgical enhancement and surgical rhinoplasty by using these dissolvable sutures to improve the nose profile by a two pronged approach:
1. Mechanical improvement: A scaffold that lifts the nose bridge and supports the nose tip
2. Biochemical improvement: PDO threads stimulate the soft tissue of the nose to produce its own collagen and connective tissue along the path of the PDO fibres and thereby improving the profile of the nose even after the threads have dissolved.
The Hiko nose threadlift works by a two-pronged mechanism. Firstly, the threads mechanically lift up the nose tissues wherever they are placed. Secondly, the threads stimulate collagen production by your own tissues, allowing for a continued and sustained result even after the threads have dissolved. For more details on how the Hiko nose threadlift is performed, please refer to my blogpost Hiko nose threadlift: All you need to know.
Yes, the Hiko nose threadlift is very safe. The threads used for the Hiko nose threadlift are very safe and have been used for many years in cardiovascular and abdominal surgeries. These threads are dissolvable and do not cause problems that nose implants can cause after a rhinoplasty. I’m personally trained by the Korean founder of the Hiko nose threadlift, Dr Kwon Han Jin in 2015 and have done countless Hiko nose thread lifts and nose fillers. As a meticulous and gentle doctor, chances of small infection would be avoided with careful sterile precautions during and after the procedure. Slight swelling, bruising or needle marks might be seen for some patients but these are usually resolved in 1-2 weeks.
Results usually last for 1-2 years.
The results are immediate due to the instant mechanical lift from the nose threads.
The Hiko nose threadlift is very different from nose fillers. Some of the major differences are below: Two of the biggest challenges of nose fillers that the Hiko nose threadlift has overcome are:
Zero! The Hiko nose threadlift is known as the lunch time nose job because it allows you to return to your daily activities and work without any interruptions. The additional advantage of the Hiko nose threadlift over nose fillers is the stability of the Hiko nose threadlift. The nose threads are very stable and will not be displaced or moved even with rigorous movement as compared to nose fillers. Nose fillers are still mobile for up to two weeks and any forceful movements to the face such as trauma, facials and massage can displace the nose filler from its intended position and result in an unpleasant appearance of the nose and face.
Nose fillers and the Hiko nose threadlift can be combined together for a synergistic result. Both the materials used in nose filler and nose threads for the Hiko nose threadlift are compatible with each other. The sequence of nose fillers and nose threadlift is dependent on the your nose profile and the nose profile that you would like to achieve. To find out whether having nose fillers and the Hiko nose threadlift is a good option for you, please seek a doctor’s consultation first.
The Hiko nose threadlift is a very safe procedure and the aftercare is easier and more convenient than with nose fillers or rhinoplasty because the nose threads are very stable. • Take your medications as prescribed • Avoid drinking alcohol for one week • Avoid oral supplements and traditional supplements which may increase your risk of bruising You should be able to return to your work and daily activities after the Hiko nose threadlift. Makeup is allowed after the nose threadlift; just be careful to avoid the entry point(s) at the tip of the nose for 2-3 days.