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

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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
4.8 out of 5 stars 158 reviews

Laser Rhinoplasty

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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
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Laser Rhinoplasty is specific technique for select patients with Rhinophyma

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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
4.9 out of 5 stars 89 reviews

Laser Rhinoplasty? Me Thinks Not

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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.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Laser rhinoplasty

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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
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Rhinoplasty alters all views of the nose.

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

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Laser rhinoplasty is best avoided

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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
4.0 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

Laser marketing scams

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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
4.7 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Lasers are tools

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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
4.2 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Laser of no use in rhinoplasty

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A laser offers no  benefit to rhinoplasty.  Lasers proposed for a rhinoplasty in which the bones and cartilage need to be reconfigured is nothing more than a marketing gimmick. The most important thing to consider when searching for a doctor to do a Rhinoplasty is............"experience"....with rhinoplasty, specifically. Look for someone who has done and currently does lots of rhinoplasties. Of all surgical procedures, this one...rhinoplasty...requires specific expertise. The best results come from years of experience. A shingle means nothing. Look at the doctor's photographs and talk to his/her patients.

Phillip Langsdon, MD
Germantown Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

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