Until the recent popularity growth of PDO thread lifts, both surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty were among the top choices for nose reconstruction. But for those who opt not to go under the knife, thread lift treatment offers minimal risks and takes only around 45 to 60 minutes, or “during lunchtime”. In about 1 to 3 months, patients can enjoy optimal results from nose thread lift treatment.
So how much does a PDO nose thread lift cost? Given its minimal use of anesthetic numbing, the absence of incisions during the procedure, the short downtime, and the speedy delivery of results, it’s certainly far less costly than nasal plastic surgery. Different factors such as the location of operation, nasal profile, surgeon experience, thread quality, and thread type all affect the cost of thread lifts for your nose.
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Regardless of the body part to be treated, a whole PDO thread lift costs between $1,500 to $3,000. According to RealSelf reviews, its pricing averages at around $2,025, with 4 out of 5 patients saying that PDO thread treatment is “worth it.” For nose thread lift, however, a simple procedure costs as low as $200. To give an idea of why the pricing is as such, and to help you decide if a PDO thread for your nose lift is worth it, it’s important to know about the procedure and mechanisms of the whole treatment.
The concept behind PDO thread lifting for facial rejuvenation and skin tightening is simple. Absorbable sutures made from polydioxanone (PDO) are preloaded in a blunt cannula or thin flexible syringes to be able to be inserted into the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) under the dermis to create mechanical skin lifting action and trigger collagen production for skin strengthening and elasticity.
For the most part, a PDO thread lift is minimally invasive and has little to no recovery obstacles. This is the reason why most people switch to non surgical rhinoplasty methods. Post-procedure symptoms such as swelling and mild pain can be alleviated by cold compress, and will eventually fade after a few weeks. Some side effects include:
It must be noted, however, that these side effects only happen in rare cases. Nose thread implants are dissolved within the skin and replaced by collagen around 6 to 9 months after the procedure. Thread lift results can be instantaneously witnessed and peak after 1 to 3 months after the thread lifting procedure.
But it must be noted that while results are almost instant, they only last about 12 to 16 months after the thread lift procedure. Regular maintenance and proper aftercare, however, can increase the longevity of your nose thread lift benefits.
The skin tightening abilities of the PDO thread lift treatment allows its use for extensive purposes from neck lift to treating general facial skin laxity and even acne treatment. For the nasal region, the nose threads are inserted from the base to the nose bridge, and into the nose tip. The threads, aside from inducing skin tightening and lift through collagen production, also act as a skeletal scaffolding to sculpt the nose as desired by the patient.
The methods that PDO thread lift employs are revolutionary in the field of cosmetic surgery. Away from the tedious and expensive procedures (i.e., plastic surgery and surgical facelift) and from the risks of traditional non-invasive skin treatments, PDO thread lift is considered as a middle ground for patients who are looking for safe, convenient, quick, and cost-effective ways to maintain a youthful glow for their skin.
PDO thread lift for the nose may be cheaper than plastic surgery and nose filler, but its pricing still varies depending on many factors. In any case, the price flexibility of nasal PDO thread lift treatments is tantamount to the procedure’s customizability. Depending on fixed factors such as nose physiology and controllable factors like your desired outcome for your nose lift, the costs of the whole procedure will also vary respectively.
The specific anatomical and physiological features of your nose can be a determinant of how much you should pay for your PDO thread lift. For instance, the thickness of your nose skin which is also influenced by age can pose different variations of difficulty in the insertion of each nose thread. Skin laxity is also a significant physiological factor, as it is one of the problems targeted by the PDO thread lift treatment.
Other components of your nasal profile such as soft tissue positioning, nose width and length, and the integrity of cartilage also influence the execution of the PDO thread lift procedure and hence, the costs.
PDO thread lift procedures can be done using different techniques. For instance, an innovation originating from Seoul, Korea called HIKO nose thread lift especially targets the nose. HIKO literally translates from Korean to “high nose”. HIKO nose thread lift offers specific benefits such as a higher and longer nose bridge, sharper nose tip, and better tip rotation. Due to its range of benefits, it’s slightly more expensive than the average nose thread lift cost.
Thread lift rate can be increased when combined with other cosmetic treatments. Sometimes, a patient would opt for a combination of dermal filler and thread lift depending on their situation. The addition of fillers, injectables, and other treatments can thus make your treatment more expensive.
Certain procedures with differing purposes also vary the costs of PDO thread lift. This involves the various brands, types, and the number of threads to be used for a specific purpose you desire. For instance, nose thread lift for skin rejuvenation employs mono or smooth threads that merely trigger collagen and improves skin texture.
This is cheaper compared to skin lift, which employs barbed thread or cog thread. Face lift, neck lift, and nose lift procedures require stronger tightening to correct sagging skin, and wrinkles. In the UK, face lift by PDO threads costs around twice that of PDO thread rejuvenation. Brands can also be a factor in the quality of results and procedure difficulty. For instance, Silhouette Instalift threads are more expensive than Nova Threads.
The size of the treatment area can also determine the duration of the whole procedure and the amount of thread that will be used for the treatment. For instance, PDO thread lift procedures aiming to fix the skin between the nose bridge and the nose tip can require more threads than other procedures.
Beyond nose lifting, the number of surgical sutures to be used will also vary according to the extent of the body treatment you desire. The larger the treatment area you intend to improve in your face, neck, or thighs, for instance, the more threads will be required for the procedure, and thus, the more expensive your treatment will be.
Intuitively, approaching board-certified cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists with a higher degree of expertise will be more costly but more secure when it comes to results. Aside from the delivery of quality results, you also want to reduce the risk of greater complications after your treatment. PDO nose thread lifts require meticulous care and in-depth expertise in cosmetic surgery and skin anatomy to yield low-risk and high-reward results for your skin.
The cosmetic surgery community generally deems PDO thread lift as a more affordable and safer non-invasive nose treatment than dermal fillers due to its shorter downtime and quicker turnaround. Innovations such as HIKO nose thread lift made the procedure even better by tightening key parts of the nasal region. Aside from this, thread lifts are seen as a breakthrough after the previously more popular surgical procedures (i.e., traditional rhinoplasty) for loose skin.
Surgical procedures are generally more expensive but provide more permanent results in nose sculpting than non-invasive procedures such as fillers and Botox. The more accessible thread lifting, on the other hand, while its peak results only last a couple of years, still provides long-term benefits in collagen production and skin rejuvenation.
When executed by expert practitioners, PDO thread lift procedures can yield long-lasting and superb quality results for your nasal region without putting you through inconvenient complications. Our cosmetic surgeons here at Dr. V Medical Aesthetics are well-trained in determining the best nose improvement techniques you need at the most reasonable price.
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