Rhinoplasty procedures can help balance your features and improve your profile. However, traditional rhinoplasty isn’t always the best option for every patient. Fortunately, the field of plastic surgery is constantly evolving with newer and more effective options. Dr. Diktaban developed the innovative VAPOR NOSE® technology designed to remove nasal humps without using a knife or scissors.

What is VAPOR Nose®?

Many people have an unwanted hump on their nose that affects their profile. If you’ve decided to have a rhinoplasty procedure, you may wish to have this hump reduced or reshaped during your surgery. VAPOR (Vaporized Assisted Profile Option Reduction) NOSE® is a surgical technique that can achieve this goal by instantaneously vaporizing the hump using radiofrequency technology. VAPOR Nose® is a rhinoplasty alternative is safe, predictable, and leads to a natural result. A few benefits to the VAPOR Nose® procedure:

  • No knife or scissors required
    • No sharp cartilage edges
    • No risk of over-resection
    • No age limitation
    • No ethnic restrictions
    • Maintains the inner lining of the nose for support of form and function

To learn more and see the VAPOR Nose® procedure being performed, watch this video.

VAPOR Nose Candidates

The best candidates for VAPOR Nose® are patients looking to reduce nasal bumps or humps with the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Radiofrequency technology allows Dr. Diktaban to perform surgery with unmatched precision. Many patients seeking rhinoplasty worry that their results may be too extreme or unnatural, but VAPOR Nose® helps Dr. Diktaban avoid over-reduction of the nasal cartilage. It’s important to be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for what nose surgery can achieve, so Dr. Diktaban will discuss your goals for VAPOR Nose® during a consultation.

What Happens During VAPOR Nose®?

Dr. Diktaban prefers the closed rhinoplasty approach to avoid external scarring associated with the open approach whenever possible. During your rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Diktaban can use VAPOR Nose® to reshape your nasal cartilage. VAPOR Nose® involves a specialized handheld device that delivers a radiofrequency current to the cartilage in your nose. This current allows your plastic surgeon to make precise adjustments to the cartilage’s size and shape. This means the bump of your nose can be lowered safely, incrementally, and precisely without using traditional surgical tools.

VAPOR Nose® doesn’t leave any additional scars. The radiofrequency technology affects only the nasal cartilage— thus, the rest of your rhinoplasty procedure proceeds normally, with no extra bleeding, bruising, or pain.


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Results and Recovery

Dr. Diktaban will ensure you have explicit instructions to follow after your rhinoplasty procedure, including details about medications, swelling, and follow-up appointments. You can expect to take at least one or two weeks of downtime where you should avoid strenuous activities. It can take time for swelling to subside and for your final results to emerge, but the result is a reshaped nasal profile that fits your face and brings the rest of your features into harmony.

Schedule a Consultation

To schedule a consultation and learn more about your options, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of VAPOR Nose over traditional rhinoplasty?

VAPOR Nose doesn’t damage the nasal tissues, lengthen your recovery time, or affect your ability to receive anesthesia during surgery. The technology also has no negative effects on your breathing or the structure of your sinuses. Using VAPOR Nose technology, Dr. Diktaban can remove tiny amounts of cartilage at a time until your ideal results are achieved. With VAPOR Nose, there’s significantly less risk of an “over-scooped” or exaggerated result. This means Dr. Diktaban can produce discreet, natural-looking improvements to your nasal profile.

Can any plastic surgeon use VAPOR Nose?

Not all plastic surgeons can offer VAPOR Nose technology. That means you’ll need to select a plastic surgeon with the proper experience and facilities to offer this specific treatment. As a board-certified ENT and plastic surgeon, Dr. Diktaban has exceptional expertise in nasal surgery and rhinoplasty procedures. Dr. Diktaban uses state-of-the-art surgical techniques such as VAPOR Nose to safely produce natural-looking results.

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS
Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

For over 35 years, Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, has made it his life's work to enhance the natural beauty of his patients in the Upper East Side and surrounding areas of New York City. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Diktaban provides the ideal blend of realistic, aesthetic, and safe cosmetic treatments and procedures.