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Nose Fillers vs. Nose Thread Lifts: Which Is Right for You?

As the nose is located at a prominent part of the face, even minor enhancements can make a subtle but attractive visual impact. In Singapore, many people are interested in enhancing their nasal profiles, such as to make their nose bridge appear higher.

While there are surgical options available (rhinoplasty), some people prefer a non-surgical alternative. In this article, we explore two main non-surgical procedures – the nose filler and the nose thread lift.

What Are Nose Fillers?

Nose fillers, also referred to as liquid rhinoplasty, involve the injection of fillers (usually hyaluronic acid) to reshape and contour the nose. This procedure is popular for its versatility and ability to enhance various areas of the nose – including the nasal bridge, tip, or asymmetry.

The main goal of nose fillers is to add volume, smooth out bumps, and refine the shape of the nose. Your aesthetic doctor will carefully inject dermal fillers into specific parts of the nose to safely achieve the most desirable effect.

Pros and Cons of Nose Fillers

While nose fillers offer several advantages, they also come with their own set of considerations and potential risks to consider as well.


  • Minimally invasive with minimal downtime
  • Offers visible results right after the procedure
  • A temporary solution, allowing for gradual changes, reversal (if it was a hyaluronic acid-based filler), or a chance to "test-drive" a desired outcome
  • Generally well-tolerated due to hyaluronic acid's biocompatibility


  • Not suitable for major reshaping; best suited for minor adjustments only
  • Results are temporary (12-18 months), requiring repeat treatments for lasting effects

What Is a Nose Thread Lift?

A nose thread lift procedure is another non-surgical technique to enhance the appearance of the nose. It involves the insertion of dissolvable threads into the nose to lift and contour the bridge, tip, or other areas.

This technique uses specialised threads, often made of materials like polydioxanone (PDO), polylactic acid (PLA), or poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), to straighten the nose bridge and provide a subtle lift. Over time, these threads dissolve naturally within the body, leaving behind new collagen which offers a tightening effect and longer-lasting results.

Pros and Cons of a Nose Thread Lift

With its versatility, long-lasting effects, and minimal risks, the nose thread lift has become a popular choice among those looking for minor cosmetic enhancements. However, it is essential to understand its limitations and associated potential risks.


  • Provides a lifting effect and enhanced structural support to the nose
  • The threads stimulate collagen production which can also improve skin quality
  • Longer-lasting effects (up to 2 years)


  • Slightly longer downtime than nose fillers
  • Potential for thread migration or visibility
  • Generally more expensive than nose fillers

Choosing Between Nose Fillers and Nose Thread Lifts

For people who are considering non-surgical, temporary and subtle enhancements to their nose, both options (fillers and thread lifts) are good alternatives to a surgical rhinoplasty. Nonetheless, in choosing between the two, patients will have to consider what their primary goals and budget are.

Nose fillers are suitable for enhancing the volume for a low or flat nasal bridge, smoothing out bumps, and improving minor asymmetries. Nose thread lifts, on the other hand, are suitable for those seeking to lift the nose slightly or refine their nasal bridge for a more defined look.

At Zion Aesthetics, our experienced doctor will be able to assess your situation and recommend the most suitable treatment option for you. Schedule a consultation with us at 6235 7358 today.

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