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What is a rhinophyma surgery?
Rhinophyma is a disease that affects the skin on the nose as a result of an obtrusion of the sebaceous glands, that causes a progressive enlargement of the nasal skin with redness and the forming of cysts.
Predisposing factors: severe rosy skin, solar affectation, stress, infections and alcohol use.
It occurs most frequently in men between 50-70 years of age and is a chronic disease that cannot be cured if left untreated.
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People whose size nose is bigger, with redness and cysts, probably due to severe rosy skin.
This surgery can be done at any age, but severe rhinophyma is more frequent after the age of 50.
This surgery consists in eliminating all the affected skin surgically with an electrical scalpel and leaving an occlusive cure (gauze) with a regenerating cream.
This cure will be left for the first 2 weeks and after that it will be changed depending on the healing process.
DURATION OF THE INTERVENTION
An 1,5-hour surgery
Evaluation of the area to determine the adequacy and technique of the treatment
Follow specific guidelines determined by the doctor
Analysis and tests on the cardiac and respiratory status
It is normally done with sedation complemented with local anaesthesia in the area where the incisions are.
Ambulatory, night at the hospital is not necessary
Bandage in the area of surgery 1-2 weeks after
The patient must come every 2-3 days the first week to monitor the wound and putting the regenerating cream, and then patient will do it at home under medical instructions
Medication if needed
Mandatory check-ups after a few days, a few weeks and a few months, according to prescription
No minor activities during one week
Two weeks without lifting any weight
3 weeks later patient can exercise again progressively; after a month from surgery high performance sports
Reduction of the nose due to treatment of the hypertrophic skin
Regeneration of all the skin on the nasal area
Improvement of the profile
Medium risk surgery
Risks of the whole intervention: visible scar, alterations in the nasal flanks, irregularities
Risks of any operation: haemorrhage, infection, altered healing
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