Nose Thread Lifts: Do they hurt?

Nose Thread Lifts: Do they hurt?

There are several reasons to get a nose thread lift. Your aesthetic surgeon may recommend it if you wish to reshape your nose.

It may also be ideal for you if you have a bulbous nose and want to make your nose tip pointed and the nose bridge thinner. It is a non-invasive alternative to traditional nose surgery, also known as surgical rhinoplasty.

Considering that it is a non-invasive surgical rhinoplasty version, a nose thread lift may also be preferable if you don’t want to go under the knife. It is very quick, can be completed in less than 60 minutes, and you also do not need a hospital stay if you’ve had a nose thread lift.

Does Nose Thread Lifting Hurt?

Nose thread lifts are low-risk aesthetic treatments that also guarantee you minimal recovery time if done correctly. During this treatment, your aesthetic surgeon will insert thin sutures beneath your skin.

These threads are 100 percent biocompatible with the human system, therefore posing minimal risks of allergy attacks. They’re also dissolvable, implying that after some time, your body will completely break them down.

Therefore, you may need a repeat treatment after the threads are fully dissolved, and you’d want to extend the results. Threads used in nose thread lifts are ‘barbed’ and work by pulling the skin tight around your nose.

The ‘barbs’ in this case also helps grab on to your skin tissues to trigger your body’s natural healing process. Now, the threads used in nose thread lifts don’t cause injury to essential tissues and the network of blood vessels and veins beneath your skin.

However, since your body can detect the suture material, it will begin producing collagen around the targeted area surrounding your nose. During this process, the collagen can help fill gaps in your nasal area to make it more pointy and sturdy.

Ideally, it would make the skin around your nose appear structured and tighter to give you the ideal nose shape you crave. In regards to pain during nose thread lifts, this procedure is also considered painless.

Nonetheless, since it involves small punctures made on your skin to insert the threads, you may need local anesthesia to reduce possible discomfort. Usually, when preparing you for a nose thread lift, your plastic surgeon will apply an anesthetic solution to the target puncture regions as well as over the contour of thread implantation.

The process of inserting threads during nose thread lifts doesn’t cause pain. Nonetheless, you may experience slight discomfort or mild unpleasant sensations when being treated with anesthesia.

With that being said, nose thread lifts do not hurt. You may only experience mild discomfort as you get treated with local anesthesia on the target puncture points for inserting threads.

Nose Thread Lifts Post-treatment Effects

After your treatment, when the anesthesia has worn off, you may experience some discomfort. This is also normal and should not really bother you.

Other than the mild discomfort after a nose thread lift, you may also notice skin tightening around your nose, bruising, asymmetry, and small edema. These post-treatment effects are also normal, and may persist for around two weeks following your treatment. 

These after-effects are so mild that they really won’t keep you from engaging in your day-to-day activities. Ideally, most patients are usually capable of resuming their regular schedules within 2 to 3 days after nose thread lift.

Even though the effects that come with nose thread lifts are usually mild, your aesthetic surgeon may recommend essential ways to minimize the discomfort. For instance, they may recommend cold compresses on the injection points 3 to 4 times each day for 15 minutes.

They may also recommend analgesics which you will need to take as prescribed by the doctor. You may also be given anti-inflammatory drugs to keep the possible swelling in check.

During your recovery, you will be advised to avoid hot drinks and hot foods within the first 72 hours following your non-surgical rhinoplasty. Other than the hot foods, you will also be advised to avoid any heat effects around your nose; these may include avoiding hot baths, washing your face with hot water, and extensive sun exposure as well.

Your skin doctor will also advise you to avoid foods, supplements, and beverages like alcohol that may impact your healing process following your non-surgical rhinoplasty. With the help of a carefully done nose thread lift, you can expect an elimination of wide nose appearance and contouring of your nose shape to ensure a perfect balance on your upper and lower nasal halves.

How long does Nose Thread Lifts Last?

Most threads used in augmenting the nose during nose thread lifts are polydioxanone (PDO) threads. During your initial consultation with the plastic surgeon for nose thread lift, the provider will need to determine your nose’s current shape.

You will then discuss with the surgeon your desired outcomes from this procedure before they can determine the ideal number of threads to use on your nose. Therefore, the number of threads used in nose thread lifts varies depending on individual patient preferences.

You should notice visible improvements on your nose immediately after the treatment as the threads used provide a scaffold. The results from your nose thread lift would last between 1 and 2 years if your provider used PDO threads.

If you were pleased with the results and want your nose to retain that shape for more than 1 or 2 years as estimated by your surgeon, you will need to repeat the treatment. You can get the repeat treatment after nine months following your initial nose thread lift.

Safety during and after Nose Thread Lifts

Like any other non-invasive surgical treatments, there are a few risks attached to nose thread lifts. For the risks you can manage like swelling and soreness, your provider will discuss them beforehand, so you know how to deal with them.

There are also risks like thread migration, extrusion, infection, and even scarring resulting from imperfect thread insertion. To avoid such risks, ensure your plastic surgeon is experienced in nose thread lifts, skilled, and most importantly, board-certified.

Final Word

Nose thread lifts do not hurt. You may only experience mild discomfort after the treatment. You can manage the discomfort by following the nose thread lift aftercare recommended by your aesthetic surgeon. Get in touch to learn more about how nose thread lifts can improve your aesthetic appeal.