Rhinophyma in Naperville, IL

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In severe cases of rosacea (a chronic inflammatory skin condition), a patient may develop a skin disorder known as rhinophyma. Rhinophyma causes an overgrowth of the soft tissue of the nose. It presents as a large mass on the end of the nose with red bumps that may disfigure the nose, making it larger and asymmetrical at times. Sometimes it is called an alcoholic or drinker's nose, but there is actually no proven connection between drinking alcohol and people who develop rhinophyma. Rhinophyma occurs more often in men than women and most patients are between 35– 60 years old. Our board-certified plastic surgeon and dermatologists, serving Greater Chicago area patients at Oak Dermatology in Naperville, IL perform effective procedures to remove the affected tissue, reshape the nose, and improve the patient's appearance.

Visit one of our locations located in Naperville, Itasca, and Joliet, IL to learn more about our treatment options. 

At Oak Dermatology we expertly combine surgery, electrosurgery, and lasers to treat rhinophyma.  As an outpatient procedure,  we relax patients and minimize discomfort with local anesthesia, like lidocaine, in the treatment area. Then, a curette is used to debulk the excess and unwanted tissue, followed by electrocautery to help smooth the curves and restore the natural contours of the nose. Finally, a laser helps smooth the skin and the nose shape. The length of the procedure will vary, depending on how much tissue needs to be removed.

Fantastic medical care provided by super friendly staff.

D.J. Google

First visit for total skin check. The assistsnt and staff were exceptional. So nice and helpful. Dr Fang was fantastic. I've had these exams for over 40 years and dreaded them all. Dr Fang made me comfortable and calm from the start. She and her assistant were extremely thorough, explaining everything they examed, answering all my questions and intently listening to my past history. I am so happy they were recommended to me after my longtime Dermatologist moved to another state. Already have my appointment for next year. Thank you all for making this a very good experience.

J.T. Google

Everyone was very nice and the doctor took her time to listen and explain details. I did not feel rushed at all, overall a great experience.

M.M. Google

Great Doctor (Bhatia) aand staff!

N.K. Google

Excellent care, positive, upbeat energy among staff and health care providers! Highly recommend!

J.K. Google


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If you have rosacea that has developed into rhinophyma, schedule a consultation to learn about electrosurgery with our surgeons at one of our Chicago locations. At Oak Dermatology, this minimally invasive, outpatient surgery approach is a safe, efficient method to remove the excess tissue, clear the redness caused by rhinophyma, and reshape the nose with natural contours for long-lasting results and the least downtime.

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