Is Laser Rhinoplasty True?

Can a dorsal hump be removed using the laser technique in rhinoplasty .. Or can a laser be used in rhinoplasty no matter what task it accomplishes .. thank you !

Doctor Answers 8

Laser Rhinoplasty

No such thing as laser Rhinoplasty. Laser is a cutting/destroying tool. Only time we use laser is to reduce the enlarged turbinates, inside the nose or resurface the nasal skin outside.

Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Laser Rhinoplasty

Laser rhinoplasty is a marketing hype and is not a reality. The only time you would use a laser is for skin resurfacing or for significant acne scarring, or a disease called rhinophyma on the dorsum of the nose.

Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 64 reviews

Is Laser Rhinoplasty True?

         A laser could be used, but it would result in thermal energy dissipation into tissues possibly causing cell death.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

Is Laser Rhinoplasty True?

 Sounds like more fiction than fact in my opinion.  Dorsal humps are from excess, curved bone and cartilage.  While a Laser could cut through this, it does so with heat generation which could burn and damage the tissues.  The hump is removed with a bone chisel and a scalpel to remove the cartilage.  Makes no sense to use a Laser.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Laser Rhinoplasty?

A laser can be used  to make skin incisions but it will not remove a bony hump. Select an experienced surgeon with excellent results, not an instrument.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Laser rhinoplasty

 A rhinoplasty is performed with a very precise set of instruments  Such as knife, scissors, and osteotomes. A laser will not cut cartilage or bone.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 146 reviews

Is Laser Rhinoplasty True?

I am sorry to say that some one is making a fool of you.Its a total non nonsense.There is no such thing.

Laser Rhinoplasty

In theory, almost any incision can be performed with a laser, the question is - would that improve your result or make things safer for you? "Laser"  added before the name of an operation doesn't always mean "better."

Roy A. David, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

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