Rhinophyma

  • Alternative Names

    Bulbous nose; Nose - bulbous; Phymatous rosacea


    Treatment

    Surgery to reshape the nose is the best known treatment for rhinophyma. Surgery may be done with a laser, scalpel, or a rotating brush (dermabrasion). There have been reports of good results from using certain acne medications.


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    Expectations (prognosis)

    Rhinophyma can be corrected with surgery, but the condition may return.


    Complications

    The change in appearance can cause emotional distress.


    Calling your health care provider

    Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you have symptoms of rhinophyma and would like to discuss treatment.


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Rosacea