The most famous celebrities are adored for their good looks – big eyes, luscious lips, a roundish forehead, glossy tresses and a sharp nose coming harmoniously together on a flawless canvas. The nose, in particular, starting between the eyes is part of the focal point of our faces, so it follows that the morphology of our noses is important. The asian nose, in particular in Southeast Asia, is often less-than perfect looking – those with flat bridges and bulbous, round nose tips are left desiring something more lifted, sharper and more defined. There are so many ways to make the nose look more perfect. Obviously there is plastic surgery and there is also makeup. But there is the stigmata of going under the knife and changing one’s looks forever, and on the other hand, there isn’t as much appeal with using makeup. And this is exactly why the non-surgical nose job is probably one of the most commonly requested filler procedures done in Singapore today. It gives one the chance Continue Reading
BY LISA WILLIAMS At the age of 16, Chloe was already dreaming of a rhinoplasty because she was tired of feeling ugly after years of dealing with unkind comments about her flat and broad Asian nose. Now 25, she has decided it is time to explore procedures that will enhance the appearance of her nose. Read more: Beauty Diary of Chloe’s Nose Job After years of unhappiness and contemplation, Chloe finally took the plunge when she followed a friend who was seeing Dr YC Tan, plastic surgeon at SW1 Clinic. To cut a long story short, Chloe decided to take the plunge, and with her boyfriend’s support, underwent a hybrid rhinoplasty (raising nose bridge and slimming nostrils) with Dr Tan. Now, looking back at her earlier photos, Chloe says her only regret was that she did not do it earlier. Not everyone will go down the same route as Chloe however. Many desire a less dramatic change, others may still have a fear of surgery and want to Continue Reading
BY LISA WILLIAMS Though my nose is perfectly straight and sits well proportioned on my face, the somewhat bovine curve at the bottom bothered me. Not the curve, per se, but a childhood memory related to it. When I was about six, my mother casually mentioned my nose looked like Miss Piggy’s—which, in itself, is not a bad thing to say except no woman wants to grow up to resemble a porcine cartoon character. A few months later, forgetting all about her comment and the fact that I have a spectacular memory, she said, “Miss Piggy has a really ugly nose.” This caused an unintentional scar that remained on my psyche; I would never pose for pictures in profile. I was convinced it wasn’t my best face forward. However, I am a real coward when it comes to surgery. The furthest I have gone in my foray into the medical world was a blood test for my annual health screen. Hence, my dilemma. Jumping into the deep end When I found Continue Reading
BY LISA WILLIAMS I speak to Dr Low Chai Ling whose brain child SW1 Clinic is rumoured to be one of the fastest growing aesthetic centre in Singapore. to give us the highlights and lowdowns on non-invasive aesthetic treatments for the nose. Short of going under the knife, Nose fillers and Nose Threadlifts have been making waves on the aesthetic forefront. Achieving a more defined and attractive nose is now not only a possibility but a lunchtime injection away.