Rhinophyma: An Annoying Problem with a Happy Ending
Rhinophyma is a condition found mostly on the nose and is a result of rosacea, adult acne, inflammation and sometimes heredity. It is manifested by large, bulbous over growth of soft tissue on the nose. It is a problem for patients aesthetically, socially and is sometimes causes pain or infection. For advanced cases, the only treatment is surgery. Dr. Niamtu treats this condition with a combination radiowave excision and CO2 laser resurfacing. The diseased skin and glands are removed and the recovery is several weeks. The images below show a patient recently operated by Dr. Niamtu before and after surgery.
Joe Niamtu, III DMD
Cosmetic Facial Surgery