A threadlift is a minimally invasive procedure. It is typically done to correct the sagging of eyebrows, eyelids, neck, the tip of the nose, and the furrows between the nose, and the corner of the mouth. Often, a threadlift is performed before a standard facelift, or in conjunction with another type of aesthetic procedure to enhance the aesthetic results. The main focus of this article will be threadlifts done on the nose, and how you can raise the tip by tying it internally.
The average patient tends to be between 35 and 45 years old. These are people who either cannot afford a standard rhinoplasty, or are very busy, they can not afford to take time off from their jobs, or they like the idea of a minimally invasive procedure. This procedure is best for those seeking minimal aesthetic improvements, those looking to enhance the results of a previous rhinoplasty, or those seeking additional enhancement after another aesthetic procedure.
How is it done?
The entire thread lift process is relatively simple. Initially, the doctor will determine what areas of your nose need treatment. Then the aesthetic team will determine the direction of the lift required. Once this has been completed, numbing cream, or a local anesthetic will be applied to the area where the treatment are will take place. Next, the threads are embedded under the skin with a fine needle. Once the needle is removed, the thread will remain under the skin to hold the area taught.
This procedure requires no invasive surgery, incisions, or suturing. Typically, there will be mild side effects present immediately after the procedure. Those side effects are usually minimal, including mild bruising, and swelling. If bruising occurs, it tends to proceed in approximately one week. Any swelling that occurs last for a few days, which is usually not significant, or noticeable.
What are the results of a threadlift for the nose?
A threadlift for the nose will correct the nasal bridge. This correction tends to be subtle, much less dramatic than a rhinoplasty. This is the gentlest way to enhance your natural look without the risk of not looking like yourself after the procedure. The subtle change is achieved by the repositioning of the nasal tissue.
Often, a lift will produce long term results in the skin by firming, tightening, and lifting the area. Though, the skin, and surrounding area will still be subject to natural forces, such as gravity. Therefore, eventually the tissue will return to its original position. This is why aesthetic professionals suggest you repeat the procedure once every two years, or as needed.
In addition, many will effectively combine the results of a lift with other procedures. Some of those procedures include: facelift, radio frequency, high intensity focused ultrasound, skin rejuvenation, lasers, or a rhinoplasty. If you choose to only do a lift, you should expect a subtle, modest, and a natural looking result that will last a significant amount of time without any additional procedures.