Vapor Nose® Specialist

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

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Rhinoplasty procedures can help balance your features and improve your profile. In his Upper East Side practice, Dr. Theodore Diktaban provides his rhinoplasty patients with expert care. Dr. Diktaban is one of New York's top plastic surgeons and uses advanced surgical techniques to produce beautiful, natural-looking results. Dr. Diktaban is specially trained to use the innovative VAPOR NOSE® technology to remove nasal humps without additional scarring. To learn more about how you can achieve your perfect nose, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Vapor Nose® Q & A

What is VAPOR NOSE®?

It is a technique solely developed by Dr. Theodore Diktaban, which is safe, predictable and leads to a natural result. 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 help you achieve this goal. The hump or bump negatively affecting the look of your nose is literally vaporized instantaneously into thin air. “Now you see it, now you don’t.” 


During your rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Diktaban may use VAPOR NOSE® to reshape your nasal cartilage. The VAPOR NOSE® utilizies a handheld device that delivers a radiofrequency current to the cartilage in your nose. This current allows your surgeon to make precise adjustments to cartilage size and shape. The hump or bump of your nose can be lowered safely, incrementaly, and precisely without using either a knife and/or a scissor.

What are the advantages of this technique?

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.


VAPOR NOSE® doesn't damage the nasal tissues, doesn't 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.

Can any plastic surgeon use VAPOR NOSE®?

Not all plastic surgeons are equipped to use VAPOR NOSE® technology. If you wish to receive VAPOR NOSE® during your rhinoplasty, you need to select a surgeon who has access to the appropriate instruments and understands how to use them.


Dr. Diktaban is a highly qualified plastic surgeon who regularly uses VAPOR NOSE® technology in his practice. As a board-certified ENT and plastic surgeon, he 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.

What results can I expect?

Using VAPOR NOSE® technology, Dr. Diktaban can remove tiny amounts of cartilage at a time until he's fully satisfied with the results. With VAPOR NOSE®, there's less risk of an "over-scooped" or exaggerated result. Dr. Diktaban can then produce discreet, natural-looking improvements to your nasal profile.

Dr. Diktaban prefers the closed nasal approach when possible to avoid an external scar assocaited with the open approach. 

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


Ready to learn more about how VAPOR NOSE® can improve your profile? Call Dr. Diktaban's office today or book an appointment online.

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