This is when the bridge (dorsum) of the nose is flat, due to the loss of forward projection of the bone and cartilage of the nose. This is a common complaint amongst Asians and results in the profile (side) and frontal view of the face being flat. This can be enhanced non-surgically using a combination of dissolvable threads and skin fillers.
JUVÉDERM® Skin Fillers
Skin fillers is a non-surgical method of enhancement of the bridge of the nose. We inject the Juvederm hyaluronic acid fillers along the bridge of the nose using a blunt cannula. This can be repeated once yearly as the fillers are self absorbing.
Skin fillers can also be used to raised the tip of the nose by injection to the base and the columella of the nose.
Short barbed threads made of a resorbable material called PDO (polydioxanone) can be inserted into the bridge of the nose to define and enhance it. Between 4-6 threads can be inserted at one time. This can be repeated every 12 months as the sutures are self-dissolving.
These non-surgical methods of nose enhancement are recommended to those who do not wish to undergo surgery. It is important to manage the patients’ expectation of the results. Sometimes, a combination of the above 2 methods are used for definition and enhancement of the height of the bridge.
|JUVÉDERM® Skin Fillers||Threadlifts|
|TREATMENT TIME||30 minutes||30 minutes|
|DOWNTIME||Usually None||Sometime slight bruising can occur.|
|PAIN||Slight injection pain, that is manageable for the majority of patients.||Some injection and needle pain can be felt during the procedure. Pain is managed by local anesthetic injections.|
This can be repeated every once a year.
Immediate sharpening of the bridge of the nose. The nose appears longer, with more depth to the centre of the face. This gives a nice forward projection of the face, as compared to a flat looking face. Best combination of dissolvable threads and skin fillers
Patients with a flat dorsum of the nose and desire a non-surgical means of enhancement.