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Reduce the size of and improve the appearance of a bulbous nose due to Rosacea with Rhinophyma Correction.
Rhinophyma, or the red, bulbous nose features most commonly seen in older men due to rosacea, can have a tremendously negative impact on a patient’s life. Because of its effect on the appearance of the nose, patients may feel embarrassed in social settings and self conscious. This can lead to isolation and even depression. Fortunately, this condition is treatable with Rhinophyma Correction surgery and can get patients back to enjoying their lives again and feeling confident in their appearance.
What is Rhinophyma?
Caused by overactivity of the sebaceous, or oily glands of the nose, Rhinophyma is an end result of the skin condition Rosacea. Affecting over 14 million Americans, Rosacea is characterized by diffuse redness and capillaries in the center region of the face, including the forehead, nose, eyelids, cheeks and chin. When oil glands in these areas become overactive, bacteria count increases as well. As a result, pustules and nodules begin to form and can eventually cause the nose to look enlarged and deformed. Left untreated, this condition intensifies and eventually progresses into the condition Rhinophyma.
Rhinophyma Treatment Options
Although facial redness, broken capillaries and a “ruddy” complexion can be treated with non-ablative technologies like Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), true Rhinophyma correction requires the use of an ablative laser cautery or dermabrasion to return the nose back to a more normal state. Your surgeon will advise which method is most appropriate for you and also discuss other treatments including medications and lifestyle behaviors that may enhance your outcome.
Laser Resurfacing, cautery and dermabrasion both work by removing layers of skin on your nose. The objective is to safely remove the nodules and bulk which have formed over time and are distorting the appearance of the nose. At the same time, your surgeon will strategically remove some of the underlying sebaceous glands which are contributing to the Rhinophyma. This process is very methodical, as it is paramount to preserve healthy tissue while restoring a desirable shape back to the nose.
- Diagnosed Rhinophyma
- Red, bulbous nose
- Reduction in nose size
- Restored appearance to nose
- Improved self confidence
Rhinophyma Correction procedures are performed in just over an hour and are typically done under local anesthesia in our clinic. Your nose and surrounding skin is injected with local anesthetic to decrease bleeding and for postoperative comfort. Next, either a laser, cautery or dermabrasion is used to remove excess skin and to shape the nose into its final form. The initial result appears as though the skin of the nose has been ‘sandpapered”.
Rhinophyma Correction Recovery
After your Rhinophyma Correction, an occlusive dressing may be placed on the raw surface of the nose and used for about a week until new skin regenerates. Alternatively, ointment may be applied. Your recovery progresses in stages. The skin is red for a few weeks, but gradually starts blending into the coloration of the surrounding skin. Patients are cautioned to stay out of the sun for the first few weeks after this procedure, as new skin is forming, which is fragile. Your surgeon will discuss post operative skincare. Maintenance of your Rhinophyma Correction results may involve the use of the topical rosacea treatments such as retinoids, antibiotic gels and IPL treatments to manage the re-growth of capillaries.
Learn More with a Consultation
Vadnais Heights, Eagan & Woodbury patients who are interested in learning more about the Rhinophyma Correction procedure can schedule a consultation by contacting Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery today.
I have been going to Midwest Facial for over 20 years. Everyone I have ever met with there has been very professional, friendly and seemed to have my best interest at heart. This is also a fun group of people which makes going there a pleasure. I highly recommend.
DR. GRIFFIN IS THE G.O.A.T. He is knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and tactful when giving recommendations. Excellent bedside manner. Definitely helped improve my condition and restore my confidence. I am so happy with my results. The staff from the nurse to front desk person were kind, courteous and professional. 10/10 I highly recommend going to this clinic.
Dr. Tolan and the entire staff at Midwest Facial and Plastic Surgery have helped me so much. I am so fortunate to have been treated by him... The entire experience has been so wonderful I don't know why I waited so long?
I have been a client of Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery for around a decade. The staff is so friendly and courteous. My treatments have exceeded my expectations and family/friends are complimenting me on how healthy my skin looks.
Every single person I met during my visit was warm, compassionate, knowledgeable, supportive and helpful. I felt like I was their most important patient of the day even though they had a full schedule. I left my appointment with a full understanding of my options and next steps.
Dr. Farhood made me very comfortable with the procedure from the beginning to the end… He truly cares about us people! He is very confident in his work and that says a lot.
Before + After Results
View before and after photos of surgeries performed by facial plastic surgeons Dr. Christopher Tolan, Dr. Garrett Griffin, and Dr. Zachary Farhood in Minneapolis, MN.