Always wanted a higher nose bridge or a sharper nose tip? Do your trendy sunglasses slide off your nose easily? Thought of a rhinoplasty or “nose job” but have reservations about going under anaesthesia or the knife? SBA Clinic offers a non-surgical rhinoplasty option – no general anaesthesia, no incisions, no downtime.
What are nose fillers?
A filler product – hyaluronic acid e.g.Restylane, calcium hydroxyapatite e.g. Radiesse or polycaprolactone e.g. Ellanse – can be used as a nose bridge and tip augmentation with just one small injection point.
At consultation, one of our doctors will discuss the shape of a nose bridge that suits you and harmonizes with your other features i.e. eyes, lips, cheeks. The nose is cleaned and topical anaesthesia is applied. A small injection mark is made at the nose tip and a blunt cannula is then used to administer the filler product. The total procedure time is about 15 minutes.
The result is instant – a higher, more defined nose bridge.
After the procedure, do not apply pressure to the nose bridge for 2 weeks. Keep the area injected clean, to prevent any infection. Avoid activities that can potentially put forceful pressure onto your nose e.g. boxing, gymnastics.
Your doctor may schedule a follow-up, touch-up session to ensure that your new nose bridge shape stays well defined.
Depending on the type of filler used, this option of non-surgical rhinoplasty can last 6 months to 2 years.
What is HIKO?
Hi-Ko is transliteration of Korean, which means “high nose”. It employs the use of polydioxane (PDO) threads to create volume and definition in the nose bridge and tip. PDO threads have been used for surgical wound closure for many decades and are safely left in ones body. Your skin will break down the thread material over time.
On the day of the procedure, your doctor will consult you on the shape of nose bridge and tip you desire. The skin is numbed with topical cream and a small entry needle is used to facilitate thread placement. PDO threads are inserted using a sterile cannula and technique into the desired location to achieve the design discussed above.
The doctor performing the HIKO procedure for you has been trained personally by Dr Yang Sung Yu, specialist plastic surgeon from Taiwan.
For 2 weeks after the procedure, avoid activities that will assert pressure on the nose. This is to allow the PDO threads to ‘gel’ with the skin tissue. Other than that, you may resume normal activities – there is no downtime.
Hi-Ko nose threads can last between 6 months to 1 year before their effect starts to diminish.