The progression of rhinophyma can be gradual or more rapid depending on the patient. If left untreated, rhinophyma tends to worsen over time.
If the condition progresses, the nose becomes redder, swollen at the end and gains a bumpy surface which changes shape. This swelling is because there is a formation of scar-like tissue and the sebaceous glands get bigger. It is not exactly known what caused rhinophyma.
Rhinophyma treatment is deemed cosmetic and is not routinely available on the NHS.
Professor Shokrollahi offers private laser rhinophyma treatment which removes excess tissue and the nose is restored to a natural shape and texture.
During your consultation, Professor Shokrollahi will examine your nose and discuss your condition with you. They will take a history of how your rhinophyma has changed over time, and discuss your expectations after treatment.
If you are concerned about appearance or symptoms caused by rhinophyma persistent you should speak to your GP. You can ask to see one of our Consultant Burns, Laser Plastic Surgeon, Professor Shokrollahi privately without any long delays.
Our Consultant Plastic Surgeons specialises in diagnosing and treating symptoms caused by rhinophyma and offer a range of non-surgical and surgical treatments, including:
- Laser resurfacing
- Surgical removal
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You will be offered an appointment at the earliest convenient date for you.
Consultants who treat Rhinophyma:
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