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
When it comes to enhancement of the nose, there are essentially two options— surgical and non-surgical. If you are opting for the surgical route, you are talking about rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is surgery to reshape the nose. It can make the nose larger or smaller; change the angle of the nose in relation to the upper lip; alter the tip of the nose; or correct bumps, indentations, or other defects in the nose. During rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes incisions to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose. Depending on the desired result, some bone and cartilage may be removed, or tissue may be added (either from another part of the body or using a synthetic filler). A splint is placed outside the nose to support the new shape of the nose as it heals. If you, like many others, do not like the idea of invasive surgery, you can consider non-surgical options of augmenting your nose. The non-surgical Rhinoplasty, or non-surgical nose job as it is 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.