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Rhinophyma Treatment

The skin condition rhinophyma is a form of acne rosacea that affects the skin on the nose. The condition is often referred to as a bulbous nose, often creating a larger, bumpy bulb growth covering the lower half of the nose. This is the late stage of rosacea, usually following years of rashes and other symptoms. When rhinophyma begins, it starts with an over production of oil glands on the nose, larger pores and a thickening of the skin.

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There is no known cause for rhinophyma, although it was linked to heavy alcohol consumption for many years, that link has been medically discarded. It is more common in men, usually beginning in mid-life around 30-50 years of age. Although treatable with cleaning, antibiotics and topical medications at the early stages of the condition, if allowed to progress, it can disfigure the shape of the nose, requiring cosmetic medical procedures to remove the growth.

Rhinophyma New York, NY

Case Study

This 68 year old gentleman requested rhinoplasty in to address a large rhinophyma which was causing a profound deformity of his nasal tip. CO2 laser was used to shave the abnormally enlarged sebaceous skin of the nose in the tip and nostril region.

  • Patient: 68 year old gentleman who was interested in rhinoplasty in New York
  • Problem: Excess thickening of the skin of the nose in the tip and nostril region
  • Procedure: Rhinoplasty utilizing the CO2 laser to reshape the skin of the nose

Disclaimer: These are actual results for patients of Dr. Maurice Khosh. Plastic and cosmetic surgery results can vary between patients.

Rhinophyma Nose Repair

To repair the shape and skin of a nose affected by rhinophyma, the affected tissue must be carefully removed and the nose reshaped. This is a delicate procedure as the pores can be very deep in severe cases of this condition. Depending on the level of deformity, this may require nasal reconstruction techniques to remove the thickened tissue, reform the shape of the nose and replace the skin covering the nose.

Dr. Khosh is an experienced dual board certified plastic surgeon specializing in nose repair, including rhinophyma. If you have this condition and are looking for options to remove growths from your nose, Dr. Khosh can explore the options available. Contact us today to schedule a private consultation.

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What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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