consider rhinoplasty(nose cosmetic care) equivalent to nose lift
、an enhancement procedure. On the other hand,
think of it as nose reduction
、to minimize the contour of the nose.
Of course, there are rare exemptions.
Ever thought of the question: which procedure is more complicated
Actually, every cosmetic surgeon has the same answer.
Making it smaller and compact
is more difficult
This is good news to the tiniest noses.
Of course, people with perfect nose are luckier with this news, you might
However, with our strange human nature, only few see their nose perfect,
that even with a minute deviation which needs an aggresive method,
some think it is worth taking the risk.
Let's take a look at the details of nose lift/reduction and the degree
of their difficulties.
, nose lift
procedures in easiness order
（nose reduction explained later）：
１．Hyaluronic Acid(HA) Injection
With seconds of injaction your nose pumps up as simple as it sounds.
This is the typiical 'petit nose job' we say in Japan.
Lately、there are lots of brand names for HA.
Well-known ones are the original Restylane
HA injection bef/aft
It is not advisable to use a regular sharp needle
because it might cause congestion of blood vessel when accidentally injaected,
and subsequently necrosis of the skin occurs.
Thread procedure which is stated below,
is the main stream of petit nose job recently because of its safety.
If HA filling is the only method that works with the patent,
injection with a blunt needle called cannula
must be used to avoid necrosis.
２．Y-ko Thread Nose Lift
This is the main procedure of the 'petit' nose job done lately.
The thread used in thread face lift is applied to this procedure.
Having firmer texture, a solid material, easily being inserted by a blunt cannula, meaning never hurts any blood vessels, made this thread method to be the newest generation of 'petit rhinoplasty'.
Y-ko thread for nose ridge
Used originally for the thred facelift, Y-ko thread is a dissolvable
material that is capable also of enhancing nose contour, and with its
spirally aligned barbs along its length, it can hold and show more effect
than the fillers.
before Y-ko after Y-ko
By partiallly introducing it to the ridge may correct hump issues.
before Y-ko after Y-ko
Showing more effect on the tip is a highlight of this procedure.
Y-ko for nose tip
It lifts the tip to show more sharper contour on bulbous nose tip.
The downtime(recovery time) for this procedure is the same with filler
injections. Faster and swells less, but more effective and long lasting
than fillers such as HA(hyaluronic acid).
Since it is made of safe dissolvable thread, it is expected to melt away
within 6 months. But during this process, collagen fibers interact with
the thread to take place of its function as the lifter of the nose tip.
Humps on nose bridge sometimes make nasal tip look lowered, and in this
case Y-ko threads can help lift the lowered tip of the nose.
In actual insertion of the thread, a set of a blunt cannula and a thread
is introduced directly along the columella(nose part that connects nose
tip and nose base) to push or lift the tip with the thread and its barbs(spikes),
leaving a needle point on the tip. Performed under local anesthesia.
３．Silicone Prosthesis Implant Method
By inserting a silicone implant into the nose, an enhanced
nose silicone implants
This procedure has been around for over 50 years
and still is the main demand in permanent nose lift practice
because of lack of other alternatives that have more advantages than disadvantages.
silicone implant bef/aft
This falls into 3rd easiest or 2nd hardest,
but the procedure itself is as easy as a 20-minute job
for a permanent outcome.
The approach is done unnoticeable inside the nose.
L-ahape & I-shape types
An L-shaped type
down to tip and an I-shaped type
only for the ridge
These implants must be inserted deeper under the nose bone membrane
in order to secure their stability,
that is to prevent having the movable tumor-like touch underneath the nose
Another point to keep in mind is
not to be greedy to have a large implant
which is not gentle to the sensitive nose tip skin
that sometimes it might expose through it.
An adequate and not stressful implant is recommended
for a long lasting effect.