American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals
2 years ago

Do you treat Rhinophyma?

I have Rhinophyma and would like to know do you treat it and a ball park figure on how much this procedure might cost?

Procedure: Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments

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Robert Buchanan
ASPS Surgeon
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Rhinophyma is treated by sculpting the outside covering of the nose usually using an electrocautery. This removes the significant excess skin and glandular tissue leaving a raw area that reepithelializes in about a week like a skinned knee. The cost will vary depending on whether you have it done in the office or an OR and how bad the problem is. See a plastic surgeon who has had significant experience in doing this as it is not a common surgery.

Daniel Allan

I treat rhinophyma. It is usually covered by health insurance, so as long as the surgeon participates with your insurance plan, the fee is determined by the insurance company.

Mario Carranza-Garcia
ASPS Int. Surgeon

as Dr. Buchanan said i treated in a very similar way but in monterrey ,mex. the cost will be around 1000 dollars and you don t need hospital


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