All That You Need To Know About Nose Fillers in Singapore (Plus, Read About Celebrities With Botched Nose Jobs!)
Having a wide nose tip and a low and flat nose bridge is common to people in the Southeast Asian region. Although there is nothing intrinsically wrong about it, this feature causes the middle part of our face to lack proportion and definition. This deviation from aesthetic symmetry, as well as the general feeling of insecurity and diminished attractiveness when compared to Western counterparts, are some of the reasons why plenty of people in Singapore choose to undergo nose-related procedures.
What are nose fillers?
Nose fillers, or non-surgical nose jobs, is a non-invasive treatment option for those who prefer a sharper nose tip or a taller nose bridge without having to undergo a medical surgery. It is commonly made up of dermal gels that contain hyaluronic acid. The filler is injected into the desired area underneath the skin of the nose to enhance and contour its shape. When done correctly, nose fillers are apparent in such a way that other people can recognize a subtle difference with your facial profile, but at the same time, it is not apparent enough to be pointed out.
The truth is plastic surgery does not always end up the way it is supposed to be. The most publicized cases of botched surgeries are often – and unsurprisingly – the celebrities who took a gamble and lost. Some of the notable names include Kenny Rogers, Joan Rivers, Donatella Versace, and the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. The before-and-after photos of their disaster nose jobs have been featured in every paper, television show, magazine, and in countless articles on the Internet. It is almost unthinkable how these people, who have the fame and money to afford the best doctors and medical care in the world, could become victims of bad plastic surgery results. Hence, the demand for non-surgical options sky-rocketed. Nose fillers in Singapore are ideal for people who want a natural look without the high surgical costs and risks involved.
Aside from giving people a chance to achieve their ideal noses, nose fillers in Singapore also benefit individuals who have undergone nose surgery (septoplasty or rhinoplasty) and then contacted a complication called saddle nose, which causes the nose bridge to sink downwards due to extreme removal of cartilage; nose fillers correct the deformity by lifting the nose bridge.
When writing this article, we talked to Dr Edwin Lim, an expert in medical aesthetic treatments in Singapore, who was helpful enough to answer all your questions about nose fillers.
Types of nose fillers
- Older nose fillers. These refer to non-hyaluronic acid-based fillers that work by creating a ‘bulking’ effect and stimulating the production of collagen in the target area. The effect is noticeable after a month or two, so you have to wait for a while.
- Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. These are temporary fillers that can last for nine to twelve months. Being less likely to cause negative side effects, this type is the preferred choice among doctors.
- Semi-permanent fillers. As the name implies, this type lasts the longest and can retain its shape for years. The problem is, the longer the product is used, the higher the chance of it causing complications (lumps).
Different brands and types of nose fillers have varying tissue characteristics and compatibility. In order to determine if they are suitable for you, send a message to Edwin Lim Clinic.
Nose fillers or nose thread lifts?
- Nose fillers are an excellent choice for adding height to the nose tip and bridge, as well as for correcting bumps or curved defects.
- Nose thread lifts, on the other hand, are great for creating definition and tip projection. Thread lifts are also composed of a firmer, more durable material than fillers, which means that there is a lesser chance that it will broaden the nose.
If you are unsure which treatment is ideal for you, you may contact Dr Edwin Lim’s clinic.
Results of nose fillers
- One of the best things about nose fillers in Singapore is that one session only takes about 15 to 30 minutes. Talk about literally having a brand-new nose in an instant, right? Nose fillers are great for people who do not prefer the long downtime of a surgical nose job (rhinoplasty).
- The treatment does not cause significant pain; it is even painless for some. Minor bruising and swelling are normal and can be expected to fade after a day.
- Nose fillers are reversible – once the desired effect has been gone, your nose will return to its previous state, prior to any treatment.
Risks of nose fillers
- Accidental blockage of blood vessels may occur during the injection of dermal fillers and may lead to a complication called ischemic necrosis, where the tissues die and turn dark due to a lack of oxygen.
- Consumption of alcohol during the first week is prohibited because it can increase the blood flow to the face and cause further bruising.
- Similar to all dermal fillers, nose fillers in Singapore require three days to four weeks to fully stabilize the fillers’ shape and position. If, for example, nose filler is accidentally moved during exercise, the position of the filler will change and the nose may look distorted or asymmetrical. You need to see your doctor immediately when this unfortunate incident happens.
- Another dreaded risk is blindness. Due to the proximity of the blood vessels of the eyes and the nose, blindness may occur when the blood vessels that supply the eye get blocked.
There is definitely no single formula to a perfect nose – a specific shape that you want may not actually look good on you – but the important thing is to find a doctor with a great grasp of aesthetics and beauty and ask him or her to guide you on making one of the best decisions in your life.
Edwin Lim Medical Aesthetic Clinic
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