Laser Rhinoplasty

A local doctor offers "Laser Rhinoplasty". Is this only designed for lasering off growths or thickened skin, or is it a procedure that makes surgery less invasive?

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Laser rhinoplasty

Laser rhinoplasty is usually only used for rhinophyma. It is not used to make the incisions on the internal portion of the nose. 

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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1101 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104

Laser Rhinoplasty

Obviously, incisions are made when doing rhinoplasty surgery. A small number of surgeons prefer to use a laser rather than a scapel. This is just the surgeon's choice of instruments; I personally don't feel there is any advantage or disadvantage.  .  

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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416 N Bedford Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Laser Rhinoplasty is specific technique for select patients with Rhinophyma

Lasers are everywhere, including cosmetic surgery. However, lasers are generally NOT used in rhinoplasty. Only one condition, rhinophyma, may benefit from laser rhinoplasty. This is a specific condition and treatment, and does not apply to a majority of rhinoplasty candidates. Local plastic surgeons offering laser rhinoplasty may be either specializing in rhinophyma, or alternatively using the term "laser rhinoplasty" as a marketing tool for hype and advertising. Speak with a rhinoplasty surgeon to perform a comprehensive evaluation and to determine appropriate options for you.

Houtan Chaboki, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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2300 M St NW
Washington, DC 20037

Laser Rhinoplasty? Me Thinks Not


A laser is a tool....not commonly used in rhinoplasty.  In this case the "laser" is being used to get into patient's pocketbooks.  Consult with skilled and experienced rhinoplasty specialists that you can trust.  Choose your surgeon most carefully, not based on gimmicks.  Good luck and be well.

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Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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16311 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436

Laser rhinoplasty

Laser rhinoplasty?  Sounds like a nice name for a good marketing tool to get patients in the office.  Caveat emptor..( buyer beware!)

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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1049 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10028

Rhinoplasty alters all views of the nose.

A laser is not an instrument one uses in rhinoplasty. See an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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416 N Bedford Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Laser rhinoplasty is best avoided

Often in cosmetic surgery new ideas, and instruments have helped provide safe results, however there is little benefit from the use of laser in rhinoplasty. It is probably best to steer clear of any type of laser rhinoplasty surgery.

Best of luck,


Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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8901 West Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Laser marketing scams

Personally, I would be very concerned about a physician who feels the need to use marketing hype, rather than good results and happy patients, to promote his/her practice.  There is absolutely no benefit of a laser in rhinoplasty surgery, (nor most other surgeries for that matter).

Dean Fardo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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4165 Old Milton Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Lasers are tools

I have been doing noses for over 35 years and teach at my institution, I know of no reason to use a laser in doing a rhinoplasty. It is only used for hype and advertising.

William B. Rosenblatt, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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308 E 79th St
New York, NY 10075

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