Nose Thread Lift – London, UK-Based Treatment

29th September 2021

nose thread lift

As the only part of your face that protrudes, the nose is one of the most important and defining features on your face and can affect the entire appearance of your face.

If you are feeling unhappy or unconfident because of the shape or position of your nose but are not interested in undergoing invasive surgery like a rhinoplasty, the nose thread lift is an option.

Fortunately, you may not need to go to these invasive lengths as the nose thread lift is a non-surgical and non-invasive alternative.

On the following page, you will find out all about our nose thread lift in our London-based skin clinic.



What Is a Thread Nose Lift?

The nose thread lift is a non-surgical, reversible, and non-invasive procedure that involves the use of dissolvable threads that are made of a special complex sugar known as Polydioxanone or PDO.

This has been used for many years in pharmaceutical and biomedical applications due to how safe it is.

Not only that but this material is also biodegradable, non-antigenic, and non-allergic. This means that your body will absorb them over time.

The treatment is often nicknamed “the lunchtime nose job” because it can be completed within an hour.

Thanks to the fact there is little to no recovery time involved, most patients can continue with their normal activities after having the procedure.

The number of nose threads you need will depend on the condition of your nose, your health, and the results you are looking to achieve.

How Long Does a Nose Thread Lift Last?

The thing you need to remember when having any minimally invasive, non0-surgical procedure like a nose thread lift, is that the results are not permanent. Generally speaking, the results will last anything from 1 to 2 years.

The great thing about this kind of treatment, though that once the PDO threads have been absorbed into your body, they will have helped to kickstart the natural production of collagen, which helps to enhance the results achieved by the treatment.

That process takes between 3 and 6 months but can last as long as a year.

If you want to benefit from the results of nose thread lifts for longer, you need to have top-up or maintenance appointments every 9 months.

woman getting pdo nose thread lift consultation

The surgeon who discusses the treatment with you if you book a consultation appointment will also give advice and recommendations about what changes you can make to your lifestyle, to help the results last longer.

How Much Does a Nose Thread Lift Cost?

As a rough estimate, you can expect to pay anything starting from £1,200 and upwards. In most cases, it is a lot less expensive compared to traditional rhinoplasty.

As is the case with all surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, like nose thread lifts, it would be unfair to try and give you an accurate price without seeing you.

All of these kinds of treatments are tailored to the individual and many different factors can affect the price, such as:

  • Your nasal profile
  • The condition of your nose
  • The shape and size of your nose
  • Your health
  • Your age

The best way to find out a more precise price for nose thread lifts is to have a consultation appointment with one of the members of our highly skilled and experienced team.



Does Nose Thread Lift Make Your Nose Smaller?

Yes and no. Compared to an actual rhinoplasty that involves going under the knife and physical changes and cuts being made to your nose, the temporary changes to your nose will not make it smaller.

However, if you want to contour your nose to some degree without going under the knife, a nose thread lift may be a good option.

The process involves the changing of the position and how your nose sits on your face, which can help to give it a more contoured look.

The nasal bridge and nose tip can be lifted and manipulated which can give the illusion of a much smaller appearance.

It is important to remember, though, that while a rhinoplasty offers permanent results, nose thread lifts only offer temporary changes that will undo over time.

Are There Any Safety Risks or Side Effects when Getting a Nose Thread Lift?

As it is a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure, there are very few real side effects or risks from having a nose thread lift.

However, with any form of treatment, there are some general risks you need to be aware of when weighing up whether it is right for you or not.

You may feel a measure of stinging while the anaesthetic is being injected. After that, you should not feel any discomfort or pain from the insertion of the PDO threads.

woman getting pdo nose thread lift london

Once the thread lift has been complete, you will likely feel a degree of tightness around the insertion and affected areas, and you are likely to feel a little sore for a couple of days.

The doctor performing the nose thread will suggest an analgesic that you can use to help manage the pain and discomfort.

Although they are not common, it is worth being aware that infections can arise if the procedure is not carried out properly and that some scarring may occur around the insertion areas.

Other than that, the worst you can typically expect is:

  • mild swelling
  • bruising
  • tenderness

that could last anything from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.

Nose Fillers Vs Nose Thread Lifts

Given the popularity of both these options as alternatives to rhinoplasty and other more permanent, surgical treatments, it is reasonable to consider which is the best.

For many people, it is too close to call. The best way, therefore, to separate these two procedures is by considering the pros and cons of each.

Pros and Cons of Nose Thread Lifts


  • Can lift your nose tip
  • Recovery time is minimal – your nose could feel sore for a couple of days maximum
  • Can improve the contour of your nose
  • Can produce a slimmer nasal bridge
  • Can improve the nasal profile overall
  • Can reduce nose width


  • Soreness and swelling for a few days following the procedure
  • Infect can occur if not performed properly
  • Scarring can occur at thread insertion points if the doctor is not experienced enough
  • Threads could extrude or migrate if they are not inserted properly

Pros and Cons of Nose Fillers


  • Is better for lifting the nose tip than nose thread lifts
  • Can produce more height for your nasal bridge
  • Even less downtime
  • Can be used to contour and sculpt your nose more accurately


  • Can spread and make your nose wider
  • Skin necrosis and in the worst-case scenario, blindness, are possible if the doctor is not experienced enough

To help get the best of both worlds, many doctors and practitioners prefer to offer a combination of nose fillers and nose thread lifts.

As well as more precision and definition when it comes to contouring your nose and lifting your nose tip, using a mixture of nose fillers and nose thread lifts will also help to provide a robust and durable structure that offers longer-lasting results.

Is A Non-Surgical Nose Thread Lift Right For You?

This is one of those questions, unfortunately, where there is no right or wrong answer.

Studies show that thread lifts, including the nose, have a 90% satisfaction rate from the first week of treatment.

Ultimately, it all comes down to how you feel about your nose. If you are desperate to change the shape and position of it, but don’t want to spend as much or experience the discomfort, pain and recovery period of rhinoplasty, the next best thing could be a nose thread lift procedure.




Other frequently asked questions about the nose thread lift procedure:

How Can I Get a Nose Thread Lift Near Me?

We perform our nose thread lift treatments in our London skin clinic, based in Harley Street. London is easily accessible to anyone in the UK and as the treatment doesn’t require an overnight stay, you can visit us and be home the same day.

Is a Nose Thread Lift Haram?

For a Muslim client considering this procedure, this is a deeply personal question that we are likely not qualified to provide an answer for. The correct answer will be based on your interpretation and how comfortable you are with your decision. We’ve seen differing views. On one hand, we’ve heard the view that it is considered Haram because of being actively interested in altering your appearance. On the other hand, some people who practice consider it permissible because it is both temporary and the threads are biodegradable by the body. Ultimately, we aren’t the right people to answer this personal question. Seek advice from your respected religious practitioner to be sure.

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