Rhinophyma is a skin condition that is related to rosacea and impacts the nose. This complication of severe rosacea can cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge, resulting in a swollen, reddish and bumpy appearance to the skin on the nose. If rhinophyma is not treated, the nose can become bulbous in shape, and the condition can impact breathing and nasal function. At Maia Plastic Surgery, we offer rhinophyma treatment at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.
Rhinophyma treatment can include topical creams and medications that are designed to control rosacea. Unfortunately, these treatments are not always effective, and there can still be cosmetic consequences to nose appearance and shape. Cosmetic rhinophyma treatment can include skin therapies that control excess skin growth and inflammation. These include dermabrasion, laser therapy and skin or growth removal in non-invasive procedures to improve the appearance of the nose.
Rhinophyma Surgery or Rhinoplasty
In severe cases of rhinophyma, the nose can become very bulbous and distorted in shape. The skin can be red and bumpy, creating an unattractive nose appearance. When non-surgical treatments are ineffective, rhinophyma surgery may be considered to improve the appearance of the skin and nose cosmetically.
Dr. Munique Maia is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can perform rhinophyma surgery to reshape the nose and remove thick, bumpy skin. While surgery cannot cure rosacea or rhinophyma, it can improve the appearance of the nose and help increase the self-confidence of the patient.
If you suffer from rosacea and rhinophyma, treatment is available to improve the appearance of your nose. Contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery to schedule a rhinophyma treatment and surgery consultation with Dr. Maia. We can book your appointment at our clinic in the Washington, DC area to discuss treatment or nose job surgery for your rhinophyma.