Rhinophyma Surgery and Treatment

Rhinophyma Surgery and Treatment by Dr. Philip Young Seattle | Bellevue Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery

Before Nasal Reconstruction for Rhinophyma and Tumor Like Growths | Lesions on the NoseAfter Nasal Reconstruction for Rhinophyma

Before and after Treatment of Rhinophyma with Dermaplaning and cO2 Resurfacing. There are more pictures below.

What Causes Rhinophyma: Rhinophyma is a condition of the skin that causes excessive tissue growth which can lead to tumor like shapes on the face and especially the nose. This condition is thought to be caused by a malfunction of a protein in the vessel wall of the arteries in the skin that leads to instability of the vessel and leaking of contents in the blood. The contents of the blood then leads to inflammation in the surrounding tissue around the arteries. This inflammation is then the inciting event for scar tissue to form and eventually obstruction of the pilosebaceous units, or the units that make up our hair follicles. One of the glands that releases sebum, or the oily substance that moisturizes the skin, into the hair follicle can get plugged. This then leads to a proliferation of the glands and the subsequent formation of these tumor like growths on the nose and skin of the face.

Rhinophyma Treatment Options: Rhinophyma can be improved by many options. We are releasing pictures that show the improvement of one of our patients after a procedure that has been referred to as dermaplaning. This entails the use of a special technique where these tumorous growths are shaved off with a blade. Then the nose is allowed to heal. The healing process will take about 6-7 days for the skin to grow over. Some of the pinkness can stick around for a few weeks after this time period. The process of healing from this procedure is almost identical to laser resurfacing. We have a fairly extensive explanation of the healing process and instructions on our laser resurfacing page. Other options include cO2 laser resurfacing and dermabrasion. These techniques are further explained in the many informative pages on our website. Intense pulse light has been found to help with the prevention and treatment of the redness.

Benefits of Improving the Appearance of Rhinophyma: What are the benefits of improving this condition. Dr. Young has found a theory on facial beauty that explains how people analyze beauty in the face. One thing that he has discovered is the power of beauty. Although, there are many out there that would like to think that beauty is only skin deep, our whole existence as a human race is predicated on survival. This desire for survival pushes us to appreciate and desire beauty. Beauty is really just a representation of order in our lives. The order in the face and the structures in the face reminds us of this order in our lives. We are thus attracted to this order which we have labeled as beauty. With something like Rhinophyma, this condition gives a person who has this condition and unfair advantage, so to speak. The tumor like growths present a huge disorder to the shapes and their relationship with each other within the face. This disorder, conjures up negative feelings in the viewer of the person with Rhinophyma and negative thoughts become further associated with the person’s character, etc.

This procedure to reduce the effects of this condition in the appearance of the nose is a very minimally invasive procedure. It typically takes about 30 minutes to do under iv sedation or just local anesthesia, but can change a person’s life.

Before Nasal Reconstruction for Rhinophyma Nasal | Nose Growths LesionsAfter Nasal Reconstruction for Rhinophyma

“Thank you for the wonderful job you did on my husband’s nose. You have changed our lives for the better. All his friends can’t believe the difference.” -Wife of this Patient.
Before Nasal Reconstruction for Rhinophyma and Tumor Like Growths | Lesions on the NoseAfter Nasal Reconstruction for Rhinophyma

“Thank you for the wonderful job you did on my husband’s nose. You have changed our lives for the better. All his friends can’t believe the difference.” -Wife of this Patient.

Before and After Treatment of Rhinophyma with Dr. Young’s Dermaplaning Technique. “Thank you for the wonderful job you did on my husband’s nose. You have changed our lives for the better. All his friends can’t believe the difference.” -Wife of this Patient.

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