Rhinophyma treatment options refer to any method aimed to address enlarged sebaceous glands and connective tissues. Rhinophyma nose treatment involves removal of diseased skin and improvement of the appearance of the nose.
Dr. Gary Linkov is a board-certified plastic surgeon in NY who offers cosmetic treatments for rhinophyma to create a more pleasing shape to the nose. Dr. Linkov at City Facial Plastics in Manhattan, NY will assess the damage to the nose and offer nose plastic surgery solutions to improve the form and function for patients with rhinophyma.
Once a rhinophyma is identified, treatment options should be thoroughly discussed. These include:
Rhinophyma is a disease of the nose and surrounding skin that is found primarily in men. It begins later in life (after age 50) and causes enlarged sebaceous glands and connective tissue. The effects on the nose can be quite disfiguring and may cause nasal obstruction. Often people live with rhinophyma without realizing that there are treatment options that could help them look and feel better. It used to be thought that rhinophyma was due to excessive alcohol intake, but now we know that the precursor condition is actually rosacea.
Rhinophyma is not a common issue. The most susceptible population for this skin condition is fair-complexioned ethnicities, and men are more likely to have rhinophyma than women. There is not a known cause for rhinophyma.
The myth that it is caused by heavy alcohol consumption is unfounded, as there is no link to rhinophyma and alcohol use. Those with acne rosacea are more likely to also have rhinophyma. Early symptoms include thick, waxy skin on the nose tip that is red and rough. The nose tip can begin looking larger or bulbous with more visible pores.
A good candidate for nose rhinophyma treatment has one or more of the following situations, including:
Plastic surgeon Dr. Linkov, MD prefers to combine surgical treatment modalities, offering a cautery approach to debulk the nodularity first and then fine tune it with CO2 laser.
A summary of the surgical steps are included below:
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Once you have decided to undergo rhinophyma treatment surgery at City Facial Plastics in NYC, Dr. Linkov will discuss in detail how to prepare for your surgery.
There are a few steps you should take before your rhinophyma nose treatment surgery to get the best results. These steps include:
On the day of your nose rhinophyma treatment surgery at City Facial Plastics in UES, Manhattan, it is important not to eat or drink 6 hours before your surgery, as you will receive IV sedation.
Most rhinophyma removal treatment surgery is performed under deep anesthesia with an anesthesiologist, so there will be no pain during the surgery and you will have no recollection of the procedure. The intake process can take about an hour, the surgery usually takes 2 hours, and recovery will be about another hour.
Complete re-epithelialization (new skin growth) is expected to occur within about three weeks. During this time, the treated areas should be cleaned with a vinegar mixture several times a day and covered with non-antibiotic ointment (such as Aquaphor). Sun exposure should be avoided for 2-3 months, until all the redness subsides, to prevent hyperpigmentation. Avoid antibiotic ointments if possible to prevent contact dermatitis (rash and increased redness).
The risks and complications of rhinophyma treatment include:
Nasal breathing and nasal appearance are important quality of life factors for many people. Nose rhinophyma treatment can improve both leading to high levels of patient satisfaction. Attention must be paid to remove the rhinophyma while carefully preserving the underlying structural components, such as cartilage. Dr. Linkov performs many cosmetic rhinoplasty procedures and always factors in the aesthetics when offering rhinophyma laser treatment surgery.
Most functional (nasal obstruction) rhinophyma surgeries are covered by insurance. A rhinophyma nose treatment done purely for cosmetic purposes is generally not covered by insurance. Keep in mind that some surgeons may not accept in-network insurance.
In these situations, a cost that includes the surgeon’s fee, facility fee, and anesthesia fee is calculated based on the complexity of the surgical treatment for rhinophyma and communicated to the patient before surgery is scheduled. Make sure to check in with your insurance carrier if planning to undergo rhinophyma surgery treatment.
Dr. Gary Linkov is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Manhattan, NYC specializing in nasal surgery. Dr. Linkov is the best specialist with extensive experience treating all conditions of the nose. He is the Chief of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery for the Veterans Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, where he operates on complex nasal deformities on our country’s veterans. Dr. Linkov’s private practice in Manhattan’s Upper East Side focuses on cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty, as well as rhinophyma surgery.
If you have rhinophyma and want to explore treatment options to improve the appearance of your nose, contact City Facial Plastics in Midtown, Manhattan today. We will schedule your consultation with the best-in-class facial plastic surgeon in New York City Dr. Gary Linkov to discuss treatments available for rhinophyma.
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