Rhinophyma: “Less is More” and “Old is Gold”

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Rhinophyma is a deforming disorder of the nose and considered the most severe stage of rosacea. Since 1950, a large variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments have been adopted to treat it. From January 2014 to June 2016, we treated ten patients (average age: 58 years) affected by moderate (4) and severe (6) degrees of rhinophyma. A nasal skin decortication was performed with a loop-shaped electrotome (Valleylab E1560 15 x 12 mm) in order to excise the hypertrophic tissue and restore a pleasing appearance to the nose.

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Marcasciano, M., Vaia, N., Ribuffo, D. et al. Rhinophyma: “Less is More” and “Old is Gold”. Aesth Plast Surg 41, 232–233 (2017) doi:10.1007/s00266-016-0722-x

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  • Aesthetic Result
  • Rosacea
  • Severe Stage
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser
  • Pilosebaceous Unit