Thread Rhinoplasty, or a ‘lunchtime nose job’ as it is sometimes called, is a cosmetic procedure that uses nasal threads to lift the nose and create a better shape. This type of procedure requires no surgery and can be performed by a plastic surgeon in their office in less than an hour.
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WHAT IS A THREAD RHINOPLASTY?
The non-surgical rhinoplasty involves inserting tiny threads under the skin which are then tightened over time to give the desired effect. These non-surgical nose thread lifts offer an alternative to rhinoplasty and other surgical procedures for those looking for immediate results with minimal downtime. The nasal threads are made from absorbable material so they do not need to be removed after the procedure is completed. Thread Rhinoplasty offers patients a safe and effective way to enhance their appearance without the need for invasive surgery or long recovery times associated with traditional rhinoplasty procedures.
Rhinoplasty Results Before-and-After
The before and after gallery represents a small fraction of the patients Dr. Shah has operated on. He has many more example of his work in his office. The gallery is intended to show a variety of aesthetics. All pictures shown are patients of Dr. Anil Shah.
The Benefits of Thread Rhinoplasty
Thread Rhinoplasty offers a variety of key benefits for those wishing to enhance their current nose shape or lift the nasal bridge without undergoing an invasive procedure. One of the most attractive features of this thread lift procedure is that it does not require any scar tissue, as the tiny threads are inserted just beneath the surface of the skin. The nasal threads remain in place, gradually lifting and contouring the nose into its desired shape while avoiding any damage to the underlying tissue.
Furthermore, Thread Rhinoplasty is considered a safe procedure due to its non-invasive nature and minimal downtime. This makes it an ideal choice for those looking for fast results without having to worry about negative side effects. As with any cosmetic surgery, patients should consult with their cosmetic surgeon before choosing this type of procedure to ensure that it is right for them and that they have realistic expectations of what will be achieved from it.
Who is a Good Candidate for Thread Rhinoplasty?
A good candidate for Thread Rhinoplasty is those with a crooked nose who wish to correct it without undergoing invasive surgery. Thread Rhinoplasty is an ideal choice for people with a short healing process, as there is minimal downtime and no scarring involved. Additionally, it is important to note that the procedure works best on those with healthy skin types and can be used to address both cosmetic concerns as well as any breathing issues caused by nasal anatomy abnormalities. It is also important that patients are aware of any possible allergic reactions they may have to the material used in the threads before undergoing the procedure. Finally, it’s essential to choose an experienced surgeon who fully understands the scaffolding structure of this procedure in order to get optimal results.
Recovery and Aftercare for Thread Rhinoplasty
Recovery and aftercare for thread rhinoplasty are minimal compared to traditional rhinoplasty surgery. Most patients experience minimal swelling and mild pain, which generally subsides within a few days of the procedure. In addition, the natural healing process of the body helps to shape the nose into its desired shape without any downtime or risk of complications. Aftercare involves keeping the nasal tissues clean and avoiding strenuous activity or contact sports, as well as using ice packs to reduce any bruising or soreness that may occur after the procedure. It is also important that patients follow their doctor’s instructions regarding pain relief and avoid touching or manipulating their noses during recovery.
Patients should also schedule a complimentary consultation with their surgeon shortly following their thread rhinoplasty in order to evaluate their results and discuss any revisions that may be needed in order to obtain the desired outcome. With proper care, Thread Rhinoplasty can provide long-lasting results and improve both a patient’s facial appearance and self-confidence without any invasive surgery or long recovery period.
Possible Risks and Complications of Thread Rhinoplasty
As with any nose procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with Thread Rhinoplasty. These include infection, scarring, and asymmetric noses due to incorrect placement of the threads. As such, it is important that patients seek out a board-certified surgeon who is knowledgeable in this procedure and can provide them with quality care. In addition, there is a risk that the threads may migrate or cause blockages in the nasal passages if not placed correctly. For these reasons, it is critical that patients follow all postoperative instructions given by their doctor and schedule any necessary nose revisions as soon as possible to ensure optimal results from their thread rhinoplasty.
Frequently Asked Questions About Thread Rhinoplasty
Yes, oftentimes this is preferred. Threads with nose filler lead to more stability to the gel or filler and can lead to longer-lasting results.
Threads are NOT reversible so you may have to wait for them to dissolve if you don’t like them.
Well, it depends on your definition. Threads are made up of either PLLA or PDO both of which are the same material as sutures. These types of sutures have been put in the nose since at least the 1970s. The use of threads as independent placements in the nose is relatively new. Dr. Shah has been using them for at least 4 years.
Threads are NOT even close to as strong. They can help fortify the nose, straighten the light reflex along the bridge, and help with some nuances in the shape of the nose.
Yes, threads are an ALTERNATIVE to revision rhinoplasty in SELECT cases.
About Chicago’s Dr. Shah.
Dr. Shah is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has written over 50 scientific articles including three landmark articles about facial anatomy revolutionizing the way plastic surgery is performed. Chicago surgeon Dr. Shah specializes in rhinoplasty and takes an analytical approach to patient recovery after the procedure. Based in Chicago, IL; Dr. Shah is not only recognized as one of the top plastics surgeons not only in the city of Chicago but in the world.