Anesthesia Local
Duration 30 min - 1 h.
Hospitalization Outpatient
Postoperative needs Antibiotic cream
Results Visible immediately. Settlement 1 year.
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The rhinophyma is a medical condition that is treatable. It is defined as an excessive growth of the sebaceous glands caused by rosacea, which causes thickening of the skin.
He rhinophyma usually occurs in men over the age of 50 with fair skin and can cause significant cosmetic and functional problems, including difficulty breathing due torhinophyma.

Can rhinophyma come back?
There is a possibility that rhinophyma can return. The best way to prevent rhinophyma is to consult to a dermatologist after your procedure and establish a good treatment regimen to treat rosacea.


How is the rhinophyma operation performed?
The rhinophyma operation is performed with a combination of electrocautery and laser to smooth the texture and reshape rhinophyma to its normal state. Dr. Garcia Ceballos has performed this procedure with great success.

As long as you are in generally good health, the rhinophyma procedure will be performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation. On some occasions the Doctor may indicate the performance of the rhinophyma operation under general anesthesia.

After the intervention, apply abundant gauze soaked in an antibiotic cream for 10 days. You cannot be exposed to the public for at least 10 days and you must wash the skin of your nose with an antiseptic soap daily.

You will be advised to take pain medication for the first week.

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Frequently asked questions

The exact cause of rhinophyma It is not fully understood, but it is believed to be associated with an overgrowth of the sebaceous glands in the nose, which can cause the skin to become thick and patchy.

Rhinophyma is more common in men than women and usually affects people over the age of 50. People with fair skin, Celtic or Scandinavian descent, and a family history of rosacea are also at higher risk.

The most common symptom of rhinophyma it is a large, bulbous nose that is red and full of indentations. Other symptoms can include thickened skin, visible blood vessels, and sometimes small bumps or pustules in the nose.

A dermatologist can usually diagnosed rhinophyma examining the nose and asking about symptoms. Sometimes a skin biopsy may be needed to confirm the diagnosis.

Rhinophyma can be treated with a variety of methods, including surgical removal, laser therapy, and topical or oral medications. The best treatment option will depend on the severity of the condition and the specific needs of the person.

There is no known way to prevent rhinophyma, but avoiding triggers that make rosacea symptoms worse, such as alcohol, spicy foods, and hot drinks, can help reduce your risk of developing the condition. It’s also important to protect your skin from sun exposure and seek rosacea treatment as soon as symptoms appear.

The price of a rhinophyma operation can range between €2,000 and €8,000 depending on each case.

It is convenient to put yourself in the hands of a specialist in reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery to carry out this type of intervention.

Dr. García Ceballos is a specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. You can check his credentials at SECPRE (Society of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery).