Nose Fillers vs Nose Threadlift: Which Should I Choose?

Many people wish to enhance the shape of their nose to improve facial symmetry or to correct an undesirable nose shape. There are many treatment options available when it comes to altering your nose, such as nose fillers vs nose thread lift. In this article, we will look at both treatments, their pros and cons, cost, and more.

What are nose fillers used for?

Nose fillers involve injecting a fluid substance, usually hyaluronic acid, under the skin in strategically optimized locations to volumize the nose and enhance the overall look for every individual.

nose filler uses and benefitsNose fillers can be used to:

  • Reduce the nostril flare
  • Slim the nose
  • Correct asymmetry
  • Raise the nasal bridge
  • Lift droopy nose tips

During the treatment, our aesthetic doctor will analyse your facial anatomy and provide their professional recommendations to achieve your desired nose structure. Your nose will then be marked on to show the intended sites of injection, and your cosmetic doctor will use numbing cream on your nose before proceeding with the injections.

What is a nose thread lift used for?

Similar to nose fillers, the first step in a nose thread lift treatment is facial mapping to understand where the nose needs enhancement. Instead of fillers, threads known as barbed sutures are used to give the nose its defined, enhanced position. Numbing cream will be applied before the threads are inserted into the nasal area.

nose thread lift uses and benefitsYou will require between 6 and 12 threads depending on your nose goals. The treatment lasts around 1 to 2 years and is effective in:

  • Improving the definition of the nose
  • Contouring the nose tip
  • Restoring symmetry to a crooked nose

Nose Fillers VS Thread Lifts: Which should you choose?

There are pros and cons to both nose fillers in Singapore and nose thread lifts in Singapore. Despite the difference in the technique, both treatments have similar advantages. It ultimately depends on your aesthetic goals and preferences.

type of nose enhancement proceduresNon-surgical

Both nose fillers and nose thread lifts are non-surgical. This sets them apart from other nose enhancing procedures such as surgical rhinoplasty. Whereas rhinoplasty takes between 1 to 4 hours, nose fillers take around 15 to 30 minutes and nose thread lifts take approximately 30 minutes or so.

Minimal downtime

Post-nose fillers or nose thread lift, the downtime is extremely minimal. For both treatments, you may experience some slight bruising or swelling but, if you desire, you can return to work straight away. This makes them a fantastic option for people looking for a speedy recovery, compared to the 1 to 2-week recovery time required from both open and closed rhinoplasty.

non surgical nose enhancementNatural-looking results

A further benefit of both nose fillers and nose thread lifts is the subtle and natural-looking nature of their results. They are both fully customisable to your needs, and both can be dissolved by injecting another fluid, so if you find the results unsatisfactory after you have fully healed, this can be easily rectified.

Despite these similarities, however, there are differences between the two treatments. One of which is when to consider either treatment. Depending on what you would like to change about your nose and your unique facial anatomy, your aesthetic doctor will recommend the treatment that suits you best.

However, if you are looking to contour the shape of your nose, thread lifts will allow you to lift the nose to give it the appearance of being more contoured. They can also be useful if you are trying to make the tip of your nose appear smaller.

For a smaller looking nose, fillers should be avoided as they may add unwanted volume, so a thread lift would be a more suitable solution.

correcting nose bumpsTo correct a bump or dent in the nose both treatments can be suitable, it is entirely dependent on the location of the bump, so seek the advice of an aesthetic doctor to figure out the best option for you.  


Treatment Cost Results last for
Nose Fillers $1,000 to $3,000 12 to 18 months, depending on filler type
Nose Thread Lifts $600 to $1,600 12 to 24 months

How about a combination of nose fillers and nose thread lifts?

When looking to enhance the shape of your nose, it doesn’t necessarily need to be a choice between one treatment or the other. Using a combination of procedures can be an incredibly effective way to achieve the nose of your dreams and maximise the results.

The fillers will help to give you the nose height you desire, and the thread lift will help to contour your nose and lift the top. The combination of both also provides longer-lasting results.

When deciding which treatment is for you, the best thing to do is to consult an aesthetic doctor who will assess your nose and facial features. Schedule an assessment with our aesthetic doctors today.


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