Causes of Rhinophyma
Alcoholism is mistakenly attributed as a cause of this disease. Therefore, there is a lot of stigma that can go along with this condition. Actually, rhinophyma is frequently familial and most often associated with a condition called rosacea. Although prevention by controlling your rosacea may be the best treatment, once the rhinophyma develops, the most effective options for treatment are surgical. Surgical options, to name a few, include dermabrasion, CO2 laser, paring the tissue away which may include skin grafting in rare cases. Usually the surface of the nose can heal back just as well or as smoothly without a skin graft. Sometimes patients with the most severe rhinophyma will need to have staged or multiple treatments.
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Candidates For Rhinophyma Reduction
Patients frequently seek help when they are having trouble breathing or the large bulbous nose is obstructing there vision as a distraction. Still, in almost all cases, improvement in the rhinophyma is considered cosmetic by insurance companies. Rhinophyma is a condition you can effectively treat—certainly, it is not anything you need to be ashamed of.
Dr. Brock can improve your rhinophyma, keeping you very comfortable during surgery and afterwards. Treatment can be performed comfortably under local anesthesia as an outpatient. Restore your confidence! Call Dr. Brock for a consultation today.
Your Rhinophyma Reduction Consultation
When patients come in for a rhinophyma reduction consultation, their noses will first be checked to evaluate the extent of the cosmetic issue. They will then be asked about their goals for the procedure and told what to expect in terms of potential results.
The patient’s medical history and current overall health will be discussed, as will any medications they are currently taking. Patients will then be walked through the steps of the rhinophyma reduction procedure. Any concerns regarding the procedure can be addressed.
Rhinophyma Reduction Aftercare
During the recovery period after rhinophyma reduction, patients can expect the affected area to be reddish over the next few days. For approximately one week, patients can expect crusting of the skin. After 7 to 14 days, new skin has developed, creating a much smoother nose.
Patients will be given instructions regarding the application of topical cream to the affected area. The healing skin must be kept moist to prevent too much crusting and to promote a softer, smoother skin layer.
Rhinophyma Reduction Cost
The total cost of a rhinophyma reduction procedure will vary depending on several factors. Prices are often dictated by the extent of the patient’s rhinophyma, along with the total surgical time required.Contact Us For More Info