Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 572–575

Management of Severe Rhinophyma With Sculpting Surgical Decortication

Case Report General Reconstruction

DOI: 10.1007/s00266-012-0055-3

Cite this article as:
Husein-ElAhmed, H. & Armijo-Lozano, R. Aesth Plast Surg (2013) 37: 572. doi:10.1007/s00266-012-0055-3


Rhinophyma, a progressive, disfiguring disease of the nose, is considered the final stage of acne rosacea. In its early stages, rhinophyma can be managed with medical treatment using isotretinoin or oral antibiotics (metronidazole). However, severe cases usually are refractory to medical approaches. Surgical therapies to treat these severe refractory cases have been described. This report describes a simple, safe, efficient, and cost-effective approach to the treatment of severe rhinophyma using a scalpel and the electroscalpel, instruments readily available in every operating room.

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Rhinophyma Surgery 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologySan Cecilio University HospitalGranadaSpain

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