Rhinophyma (also known as bulbous nose) is characterized by an enlarged nose and prominent pores. Rhinophyma  is linked to rosacea, a skin disorder. The overgrowth of soft nasal tissue and increased blood flow can cause physical discomfort in addition to aesthetic concerns. Under the exceptional care of Cutis’ Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ron Lemckert, ENT, our patients are treated to all the latest techniques and applications in nasal rejuvenation. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lemckert to learn more about your nasal treatment options.



As a cosmetic surgery centre, Cutis is equipped in providing the highest level of care and safety to our patients. During a consultation with Cutis' Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ron Lemckert, ENT, a general health assessment will be made to ensure treatment suitability. The treatment can be performed under local or general anesthetic and can last between one to three hours depending on the size of the rhinophyma.. Our highly trained professionals take every safeguard to ensure our patients are fully informed and prepared for both pre and post-treatment care.


Recovery time for rhinophyma varies. A moderate amount of swelling, bruising and redness is to be expected. Effective pain management will be discussed and prescribed prior to treatment. Bandages will be applied immediately following treatment and will require replacement for one week following treatment. The participation in regular activities, including work, should be suspended for one week, with strenuous activity suspended until week three.

How It Works

Laser intervention or radiofrequency ablation are the preferred treatment methods for rhinophyma (bulbous nose). The CO2 Laser or Ellman Pelleve radiofrequency surgical unit are used to excise the lesion and sculpt the nasal tip. With proper post surgery care the skin regenerates from the sebaceous glands on the nasal tip..

  • Number of Treatments 1
  • Treatment Time 1-3 hours
  • Average Treatment Frequency n/a
  • Average Recovery Time 12-30 days

DISCLAIMER: Individual outcomes, results and number of treatments recommended may vary based on individual patient needs, medical history, and circumstances. Cutis Cosmetic & Laser Centre cannot guarantee exact or permanent results or cures.