Hiko Nose Threadlift with Dr Rachel Ho
Today, I am here to share this really exciting procedure i just had a week ago - the Hiko Nose Threadlift. I never really had any major issues with my nose; jus that it was more upturned than I like. i had an okay nose bridge and contouring normally allows me to have a sharper nose than I do. However, when I learnt that Hiko nose threadlift and nose fillers can actually solve some issues without permanent surgery, I was pretty hyped about it. Dr Rachel Ho introduced me to Hiko Nose Threadlift, which not only can give a sharper bridge, it can also alter the length and tip of the nose. So I decided to give it a try.
I will be sharing about my review of the Hiko nose threadlift the procedure and the difference between nose fillers and the Hiko nose threadlift and why I chose the Hiko nose threadlift over nose fillers.
THE HIKO NOSE THREADLIFT PROCEDURE
The entire Hiko nose threadlift procedure took about 30-45 mins or so - including numbing cream, anesthesia injection so it’s really quick. There wasnt any visible swelling or redness which means I was good to go on with my day. I actually went for class and dinner after the procedure and no one noticed anything!
Firstly, Dr Rachel Ho used a marker to mark out the area of corrections for my nose. This is to allow her to choose the correct thread length as its not a one size fits all. I will be showing you guys an image of the thread/needle later on and no worries, there aren’t any gruesome images!
Next, numbing cream was applied over my nose to prepare the injections of local anesthesia, that will be injected into the nose bridge and tip. Since the area was already numb, I really couldn’t feel anything except for tiny pressure when the injection was carried out. Throughout, Dr Rachel Ho would check my nose area with the needle tip to see if I could feel any pain and if I did, more local anesthesia was injected to ensure I was perfectly comfortable and numb.
Dr Rachel Ho also made sure I kept my eyes closed the whole time so I wouldn’t be freaked out by the needle. I figured I really wouldn’t be but hey, just in case yknow. I don’t want to freak myself out. When the thread was being injected, all I could feel was the deep pressure. There wasn’t any pain, just pressure inside the nose. That sensation slowly faded away throughout the day but it was most intense during and directly after the procedure.
This isn’t the thread that was used for me haha it was actually an expired needle and given as a gift from Dr Rachel Ho for me to do this post! I just wanted to show you guys how the thread looked like and the device behind this. So this thread was inserted into my nose bridge via the nose tip and I had a total of 6 threads placed in it. Dr Rachel Ho wanted a natural look and subtle change for me and I couldn’t agree more. She told me that she can top me up if I wasn’t happy with it but oh my goodness, I was delighted with the results. I did enquire what was the most number of threads inserted into a patient’s nose bridge and she had done 10 for one before. Again, all these depends on your nose bridge, the look you’re going for and so on. A consultation would be best so the doctor can get an idea what you would be great for you.
The number of threads do not affect the longevity of the results and it is the thread used thats key to it.
A direct comparison straight after the procedure. I could see the immediate change in my nose bridge and my tip was ever slightly tilted more downwards. I was ecstatic. Th results were subtle but still visible. I wanted something that said ‘Something’s different but idk what’ and not ‘Hey! You had a nose job!’; which in my opinion, Dr Rachel Ho delivered perfectly. The results were even better than I expected.
Directly after the procedure, there was a slight bruising sensation around the nose bridge area. It wasn’t bad at all and I didn’t really need to cover anything up. I was given anti-brusing medication that I was to take over the next couple of days, and all i had to do was take that and apply antibiotic cream around the nose tip entry point. Care after was really very simple.
Over the next few days, swelling and bruising sensation faded really fast and there were days I forgot I had the procedure done until I wash my face or look in the mirror and touch/see my nose. It was really a pleasant surprise.
I did document this entry on Instagram Stories saved under the Highlights so if you guys wanna see little snippets of this experience. You can click on the link here.
It’s a full week after the procedure and all the swelling and bruising has fully disappear. With the swelling gone, you can see the actual results better. I think the results are more prominent from the side view - my bridge is lifted and my tip is pulled downwards just that bit. I love love love love love the results. It’s so subtle but SO GOOD. I love it and I love how Dr Rachel gave me what I want.
Now, moving on to the technical bits. I did a Q&A on Instagram Stories to see what questions you guys have about this procedure so I can include it in this post!
HIKO NOSE THREADLIFT
This procedure is done with absorbable threads made of polydioxanone (PDO) and these threads will be the one that lift the bridge. These threads actually stimulate the production of collagen and tissues along the thread and can actually improve the results even AFTER the threads have dissolved. These threads actually have been used in surgeries for many years and are perfectly safe for the procedure.
The nose threads are actually very stable and would not be displaced even with movements so no worries about…a crooked nose. Results also last 1-1.5 years depending on each individual, which in my opinion, is a really good length of time. I don’t need top-ups every few months or worry about displacement. So fuss-free!
HIKO NOSE THREADLIFT VS NOSE FILLERS
The most obvious difference between these two was nose fillers have a tendency to spread and widen the nose bridge towards the end of the nose filler’s lifespan; resulting in a wider nose bridge which is the opposite of what i wanted. This is what convinced me to opt for the Hiko nose threadlift. The Hiko nose threadlift can also give you a sharper and slimmer tip which is what i wanted along with a more defined nose bridge and nose fillers tend to only be able to give a more defined nose bridge. The risks included were also significantly lesser for the Hiko nose threadlift with nose fillers having risks of blocking blood vessels, necrosis and blindness (of course, I assume these are worse case scenarios but still) The threads of used in the Hiko nose threadlift are soft and are not able to penetrate blood vessels, thus reducing all the above stated risks.
It’s been a week since I got this procedure and I love, I absolutely love my new-ish nose. I like how subtle it is with changes I can still see and I like that it was SO SIMPLE and fuss-free. If you would like to read more on Hiko Nose Threadlift, you can head to the link here to read the article Dr Rachel Ho has written on her site. For pricing enquiries, it’d be best to DM Dr Rachel Ho or her clinic and schedule a consultation as she is the one who can advise you best!